Attn: Sul Ross State University Alumni. Sign the petition if you haven’t already. — jtl, 419

Sign the Petition

Or go to:

and sign the petition. — jtl, 419

Michelle F started this petition to President, Sul Ross State University Pete Gallegos 3 minutes

On September 9, 2020, it was made aware to the general community that a group of students at Sul Ross State University are advocating to have the name of Sullivan Ross stripped from the school’s name. Without citing any reason other than he served in the Confederacy, concerned alumni, donors, and supporters of Sul Ross State University have come together to keep the University’s name. 

As many of you know (and some of you may not be aware of), Sullivan Ross also:

  • raised cattle and farmed for several years.
  • served as a Texas Ranger.
  • served in the Confederate army, as did thousands of Texans including the entire 1883 inaugural faculty at The University of Texas.
  • was elected Sheriff of McClennan County (1873-1875).
  • was a member of the 1876 Texas Constitutional Convention and served as a state senator (1881-1883).
  • was elected Governor of Texas and, during his two terms, he championed public education and oversaw the construction of the new capitol building.
  • became president of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas (1891) and under his leadership that troubled institution flourished and gained respect throughout the state.
  • continued to lead the efforts to expand African-American rural schools when radical Democrats wanted to de-fund support of local black education and he halted numerous attempts to attack the funding for Prairie View, fighting and demanding the Legislature to do the right thing. He won — and provided additional funding and jobs after establishing one of the first agricultural experiment stations at an African-American college in the United States.
  • supported the full funding for the proposed hospital for the “Deaf, Dumb and Blind Colored Institute” (today MHMR) when proposed by African-American Sen. William Holland.

When he died in College Station on January 3, 1898, Texans mourned and extolled him for his courage, his dedication to the state and his public spirit.

In 1917 the Texas Legislature named a newly created Normal School in Alpine, Texas, in his honor – Sul Ross Normal College – which became Sul Ross State University in 1969.

There cannot be a name change without Texas legislation. Please sign this petition and reach out to the following about your concern and status of our beloved SRSU: 

Do your part and LONG LIVE THE BAR SR BAR!

About Land & Livestock Interntional, Inc.

Land and Livestock International, Inc. is a leading agribusiness management firm providing a complete line of services to the range livestock industry. We believe that private property is the foundation of America. Private property and free markets go hand in hand—without property there is no freedom. We also believe that free markets, not government intervention, hold the key to natural resource conservation and environmental preservation. No government bureaucrat can (or will) understand and treat the land with as much respect as its owner. The bureaucrat simply does not have the same motives as does the owner of a capital interest in the property. Our specialty is the working livestock ranch simply because there are so many very good reasons for owning such a property. We provide educational, management and consulting services with a focus on ecologically and financially sustainable land management that will enhance natural processes (water and mineral cycles, energy flow and community dynamics) while enhancing profits and steadily building wealth.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Attn: Sul Ross State University Alumni. Sign the petition if you haven’t already. — jtl, 419

  1. Reblogged this on and commented:

    Attn: Sul Ross State University Alumni. Sign the petition if you haven’t already. — jtl, 419


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s