Howdy, and welcome to Texas A&M University. I am honored to serve as Provost and Executive Vice President, a role that allows me to see firsthand the high impact research and teaching of our faculty and the many accomplishments made by our outstanding students. Texas A&M stands apart in the nation as an institution that believes in, and practices daily, the core values of respect, excellence, leadership, loyalty, integrity and selfless service. Those are not just words at our university, they are central tenets of our culture.
These values contribute to our fearless commitment to solve global challenges. Research at Texas A&M exceeds $900 million, and the solutions generated by our faculty and students create innovations that save lives, feed populations with less environmental impact, and improve the human condition.
We hire topflight faculty from around the world and are recruiting an increasingly diverse student population that reflects the broad, rich heritage of communities across our state.
While we have experienced an exciting era of enrollment growth, the university is investing deeply in retaining and graduating the students who are already enrolled. We are committed to student success and ensuring Texas A&M students have every resource possible to achieve their goals, earn an Aggie diploma, and thrive in their chosen careers. Their success impacts the world, and the world is a better place when Aggies are present to lead—and serve.
With support from faculty, we send bright, accomplished future leaders to learn, volunteer, and work in more than 100 countries around the globe. Texas A&M leads the nation in the number of public university students who study abroad, and this commitment to a robust and well-rounded education complements our intensive focus on student success.
A warm and friendly atmosphere, unparalleled students and faculty, and a university rich with history and tradition are just a few of the hallmarks you will find as you explore Texas A&M.
It is my privilege to warmly welcome you to visit our campuses and join our Aggie family.
Best wishes and Gig ‘em,
Carol A. Fierke
Provost & Executive Vice President
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