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Campus Message Archive

Interim Vice Chancellor and Dean of Engineering

Dr. John Hurtado will step down from the position of lnterim Vice Chancellor and Dean of Engineering, effective July 31, 2023.

Announcing the Arts & Sciences Dean's Search Committee Members

We are pleased to announce the appointment of a 32-member search committee to begin our national search for the dean of Texas A&M University’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Restructuring Academic Innovation to Better Support Faculty and Students

The Office of the Provost has been engaged in developing strategic priorities over the past several months. Central to this effort was assessing the structure, organization and alignment of our component offices and services. One outcome of this process is a reorganization of the Office for Academic Innovation (OAI).

Celebrating First-Generation Students, Faculty & Staff Nov. 7-11

A weeklong celebration at Texas A&M University next week, Nov. 7-11, will celebrate the determined spirit of students, faculty and staff who are, or were, the first in their families to earn a four-year degree.

Three Exemplars of Selfless Service

I want to point out three exemplars of selfless service as they complete their terms as dean. As you know, the Path Forward called for the creation of the College of Arts and Sciences. This required that the colleges of Geosciences, Liberal Arts, and Science be merged.

Nominations Sought for Interim Dean and Associate Provost, Graduate and Professional School

Nominations are being sought from within Texas A&M University for candidates to serve as the Interim Associate Provost and Dean for the Graduate and Professional School. The Associate Provost and Dean is responsible for the leadership of the Graduate and Professional School and manages a $35 million budget, as well as more than 30 professional staff members.

Texas A&M To Award More Than 11,200 Degrees at May Commencements

Texas A&M University will award approximately 11,203 degrees to spring graduates at 15 in-person commencement ceremonies this month. Commencements will be held May 7 through May 28 for undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students.

Advisor Appreciation Week 2022

This week we celebrate our academic advisors and our entire advising community at Texas A&M University.

Distinguished Achievement & Distinguished Graduate Student Awards April 25

The campus community is invited to honor recipients of the 2022 Association of Former Students’ Distinguished Achievement Award (DAA) & 2022 Distinguished Graduate Student Award (DGSA) during 2022 Distinguished Day on Monday, April 25 at Rudder Theatre Complex. 

Graduate and Professional School Dean Stepping Down

Dr. Karen Butler-Purry, Associate Provost and Dean of the Texas A&M Graduate and Professional School, has decided to step down from her administrative position at the end of the summer 2022 term in August. After having led graduate and professional education at Texas A&M for 12 years, Butler-Purry will return to faculty in electrical and computer engineering to resume research and teaching. 

Nominations Sought for Interim Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Nominations are being sought from within Texas A&M University for candidates to serve as the Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The new College of Arts and Sciences will consist of 19 departments offering graduate and undergraduate degree options in the disciplines of liberal arts, sciences, and geosciences with a total enrollment approaching 14,000 students.

Support available for those impacted by the invasion of Ukraine

Just as we celebrate the falling rates of the latest COVID-19 variant, last week we learned of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Realizing that we serve the globe and attract faculty, staff, and students from all over the world, there are those among us who may be greatly affected by this conflict. They have our full support. The anxiety that any war causes is palpable, regardless of ties to the region.

Update on Dean Search

In light of the positive reports I have received from various sources, the time seems to me to be right to begin the search for a new Dean of Dentistry, particularly since the search process may take some time.