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SHSU Online: Who We Are

SHSU Online at Sam Houston State University supports faculty, students, and staff in the creative utilization of distance education and learning technologies in teaching, research, and community service. We integrate state-of-the-art advancements in distance education and instructional technology to compliment the academic programs of the university and enrich the learning experience. We manage and support all activities related to the operation of SHSU Online and distance learning at Sam Houston State University.

Get in Touch

For SHSU Online general contact information including information about services and resources for faculty and staff, please see our Contact Us page.

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Meet Our Team

Dr. Bill Angrove
  • Dr. Bill Angrove
  • Associate Vice President for Distance Learning
Ruth Chisum
  • Ruth Chisum
  • Executive Director, Online Operations
Chris O'Brine
  • Chris O'Brine, Ph.D.
  • Director of Continuing Education and Correspondence
Charles Henson
  • Charles Henson
  • Director for Creative Services
Trina Strange
  • Trina Strange
  • Director for Finance and Administrative Support

Our History

SHSU Online is dedicated to serving the students and faculty members of Sam Houston State University by providing the very best in technology, expertise, and support for the university’s distance education programs. For the fifth year in a row, Sam Houston State University has earned impressive national recognition in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of online education programs. Reflecting that diversity, we offer more than 40 degree programs, as well as dozens of professional certifications and graduate certificates in a fully online format.