TXST Round Rock Campus named ‘business of the year’ by Chamber of Commerce


Jayme Blaschke | February 13, 2024

group photo of txst leadership and round rock city officials
TXST leadership poses for a group photo at the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce Business Awards celebration.

The Round Rock Chamber of Commerce named Texas State University’s Round Rock Campus “Business of the Year” during the chamber’s 56th annual Business Awards celebration.

Kelly Damphousse, TXST president, along with Julie Lessiter, TXST Round Rock Campus vice president, accepted the award at the Feb. 7 event, which was held at Kalahari Resort and Conventions. 

The annual Business Awards is Round Rock’s premier business event where the Chamber of Commerce celebrates its accomplishments and highlights the community’s most accomplished companies and leaders.

“We are immensely proud of the recognition bestowed upon Texas State University Round Rock by our community. In my six months here, I have experienced firsthand the warm embrace of this community, reflecting our shared commitment to providing affordable educational access across the higher education spectrum,” Lessiter said. “I’m particularly thrilled for our faculty and staff who work diligently to make this a great place to work and study; we’re looking forward to offering many more partnerships that serve this region.”

TXST’s Round Rock Campus provides exceptional academic programs, student academics support services and training opportunities to students and the community in Round Rock, North Austin and Williamson County. 

The Round Rock Chamber is the economic generator for the Round Rock community and is driven by its dedication to improving quality of life and creating new opportunities for businesses, individuals and families. By fostering collaboration and partnerships with a unified voice, the chamber drives business growth, attracts new businesses, creates new jobs and nurtures small businesses.

For more information, contact University Communications:

Jayme Blaschke, 512-245-2555

Sandy Pantlik, 512-245-2922