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Jim Wacker Field at Bobcat Stadium

The official name of the field inside Texas State’s 15,218-seat football stadium. In November 2003, the field was renamed Jim Wacker Field in honor of the former football coach who died that year. Capitalize as shown.

job titles

Titles of persons holding offices such as those listed below are rarely used before names as part of the names, often because of their length. Preferred usage is to lowercase occupational titles and use commas to set them off following names. Note the capitalization and format of the following examples:

  • the vice president; Sue Jones, vice president for Finance and Support Services
  • the associate vice president; John Williams, associate vice president for Enrollment Management and Marketing
  • the director; Jane Smith, director of the Office of University Marketing
  • the registrar; Jim Williams, registrar
  • the chief executive officer; John Doe, the chief operating officer of XYZ Corporation

Jones Food Court

A food-court-style dining facility on the Texas State campus named to honor Billy Mack Jones, the sixth university president (1969 – 1973).

Jowers Center

Texas State’s athletic complex, located next to Strahan Coliseum. It was named to honor Milton Jowers, the school’s basketball coach from 1946 to 1961.


Not judgement.


Terms denoting student classification are lowercased and never abbreviated.

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