Message from President Bill Kibler


Welcome to Lobo Land! The choice to invest your future at Sul Ross State University will take you places that you never dreamed possible. Sul Ross is an opportunity for you to start a new life and take the next steps to a successful career.

As a “destination university,” Sul Ross makes its home in the rural west Texas region of Alpine, Texas.  Our university boasts some of the most beautiful campus grounds in the entire state of Texas! We are a small four-year university that offers personal and individual attention to our students.  Our class sizes are small and our faculty have the opportunity to get to know our students. We have students from local areas like Alpine, Marfa, Fort Davis, Fort Stockton, and Pecos.  And we have students that come from cities such as San Antonio, El Paso, Austin, and Dallas.  But our diversity extends around the globe as we have students from Canada, Mexico, Nigeria, China, England, and Australia.

The Rio Grande College is an upper level and graduate college that is located in four Middle Rio Grande Cities – Castroville, Del Rio, Eagle Pass, and Uvalde.  Our professors provide hands on learning in ways that relate to our students and their passion for higher education. Each college course is accessible via interactive television, online learning communities, and face to face classes.

Our mission at Sul Ross State University is to prepare students to be responsible, educated, and valuable leaders in careers spanning the nation and world.  We are excited to offer degree programs in: Criminal Justice, Education, Biology, Theater, Animal Science, Natural Resource Management and many others. The opportunities are endless for you when you make the decision to enroll at Sul Ross.  But don’t take my word for it: explore our site, schedule a campus visit, and talk with our current and former students!

We want you to be part of our Lobo Pack and to become a Lobo for Life!  I look forward to seeing you on our campus!

Bill Kibler, Ph.D.