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Office of the Vice President of Finance and Management Records

 Collection
Identifier: 23.1001

Content Description

This collection consists of twelve binders worth of materials created and collected during Eugene “Gene” Payne’s time as Vice President of Finance and Management. Materials largely consists of special studies done by the office analyzing and comparing budgets, funds, and expenditures on various subjects, as well as reports on accomplishments of the Finance and Management division. Includes one binder with office procedures and position descriptions for the Office of the Vice President of Finance and Management. There is a small amount of copied correspondence and plans regarding the San Marcos Baptist Academy property acquisition. Also includes one binder of study reports from Payne's time at University of Texas at Dallas.

Dates

  • 1973-1981

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by Texas State University. Educational reproduction is allowed without permission. Authorization to publish must be obtained from the Special Collections and Archives.

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Texas State University

Texas State University was established by the 26th Legislature in 1899 as the Southwest Texas State Normal School; 313 pupils were enrolled in 1903-04, the first year classes were held.

The school name changed to Southwest Texas State Normal College in 1918, to Southwest Texas State Teachers College in 1925, to Southwest Texas State College in 1959, to Southwest Texas State University in 1969, to Texas State University-San Marcos in 2003, and to Texas State University in 2013.

Eugene E. Payne

Eugene "Gene" Payne arrived at Southwest Texas State University in fall 1974 as Associate vice president for fiscal affairs and as Associate professor of accounting and computer science. He came from University of Texas at Dallas, where he was the director of planning and management.

When Jack C. Cates moved to the position of Senior vice president in February 1975, Payne assumed the title of Vice president for fiscal affairs.

Payne was highly involved in negotiations for the acquisition of the San Marcos Baptist Academy property in 1979; the university took over the 78.5 acre property in 1982 after the academy completed its move. He also initiated and led the effort to establish the Edwards Aquifer Research Center, the university’s first state-funded research center. Payne also led the taskforce which developed the first campus master plan at the university, and secured legislative funding for construction and renovations.

He left the university for a high level administrative post at Texas Tech University in fall 1981 where he stayed until 1989 before leaving for an executive position at Financial Industries Corporation. Payne then rejoined the university as Chair of the Department of Management from September 2000 to 2002. In 2004, Payne helped establish the McCoy College of Business Foundation, where in 2020 an endowed chair was named in his honor.

Payne received a M.S. and B.S. at Texas A&M, and his Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma in management science and industrial engineering.

Extent

1.78 Linear Feet (Three legal Hollinger boxes, one half record carton. )

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Twelve binders worth of materials created and collected during Eugene “Gene” Payne’s time as Vice President of Finance and Management. Materials largely consists of special studies done by the office analyzing and comparing budgets, funds, and expenditures on various subjects, as well as reports on accomplishments of the Finance and Management division.

Physical Location

Materials may be stored off-site. Advance notice may be required for use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred by Eugene Payne, 2019.

Title
Office of Vice President of Finance and Management Records
Status
Completed
Author
Nicole Critchley
Date
2020 April
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

Contact:
Alkek Library Room 580
601 University Drive
San Marcos Texas 78666 USA