Sam Houston State University Innovation Campus Master Plan

Through leveraging new inter-governmental partnerships, public-private development, and community participation, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) is beginning to implement the plan of becoming a world-class destination for criminal justice training, research, and education. SHSU obtained the 78-acre parcel from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in 2013 in Huntsville, Texas.


The university is home to a unique assembly of professional development programs dedicated to criminal justice training and research that will be relocating from Main Campus to the new parcel of land---referred to as “Innovation Plaza”. The vision for SHSU Innovation Plaza is to become a hub for advancing criminal justice-focused professional education, research enterprises and academic initiatives. The long-term vision will provides a flexible development framework that allows the university to advance its mission and serve the community of Huntsville.