Texas A&M University System
|Type||State university system|
|Endowment||$12.7 billion (Systemwide)|
|Location||College Station, Texas|
The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a budget of $4.55 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities and seven state agencies, the Texas A&M System educates more than 152,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. System-wide, research and development expenditures exceeded $972 million in FY 2016 and helped drive the state’s economy.
The oldest institution and founding member of the A&M System is Texas A&M University, established in 1876. Prairie View A&M, also established in 1876, is an HBCU. Many of the member universities and agencies joined the A&M System decades after being established. Its flagship institution is Texas A&M University. The institution now named The University of Texas at Arlington was a member from 1917 to 1965.
With a direct presence in all 254 Texas counties, A&M System agencies offer research and service to the state's citizens. The agencies focused on addressing and improving the social, economic, educational, health and environmental conditions of Texans.
- Texas A&M AgriLife Research
- Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
- Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station
- Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service
- Texas A&M Forest Service
- Texas A&M Transportation Institute
- Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
Health Science Center
Established in 1999, the HSC is a part of Texas A&M University and reaches across all parts of Texas through its six components: Texas A&M University College of Dentistry at Dallas; the College of Medicine at College Station, Temple, Dallas, Round Rock, and Houston; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Dallas, College Station and Houston; the Institute of Biosciences and Technology at Houston; the School of Rural Public Health at College Station; and the latest addition, the Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy at Kingsville. Southern regions of the state also are further served by the Coastal Bend Health Education Center, which covers the 19-county region surrounding Corpus Christi and Kingsville, and the South Texas Center at McAllen.
The HSC received full accreditation in December 2002 from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees. Its components are accredited by accrediting organizations specific to their areas.
The Health Science Center in 2013 was merged into Texas A&M University proper and is no longer an independent institution.
- Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry
- Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
- Texas A&M Health Science Center Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
- Institute of Biosciences and Technology
- Texas A&M Health Science Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy
- Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health
- Texas A&M Health Science Center Coastal Bend Health Education Center
- Texas A&M Health Science Center South Texas Center
Governance and administration
The System is governed by a nine-member Board of Regents. Each member is appointed by the Governor of Texas for a six-year term and the terms overlap (all terms end on February 1 in odd-numbered years and in those years 1/3 of the regents' terms expire, though a regent can be nominated for another subsequent term).
In addition, a tenth "student regent" (non-voting member) is appointed by the Governor for a one-year term.
The responsibilities of the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents are to:
- Oversee the administration and set policy direction for the System’s 11 universities, seven state agencies and health science center;
- Ensure a quality undergraduate and graduate education experience for all students;
- Promote academic research and technology to benefit the state of Texas and the nation;
- Disseminate programs of the A&M System across the state through outreach and public service efforts; and
- Support the state legislative and higher education leadership to position Texas at the forefront of higher education nationally.
Current Members on the Board of Regents
- Charles W. Schwartz, Chairman
- Elaine Mendoza, Vice Chairman
- Robert L. "Bob" Albritton
- Anthony G. Buzbee
- Morris E. Foster
- William "Bill" Mahomes, Jr.
- Phil Adams
- Tim Leach
- Cliff Thomas
- Stephen F. Shuchart (Student Regent)
In addition to the Board of Regents, System governance is also assisted by the System Executive Committee. The Texas A&M University System Executive Committee provides the chancellor with assessment, advice and recommendations on issues within the A&M System and the System Offices. The 14-member committee may also aid the Board of Regents in implementing and overseeing strategic plans and policies as they relate to the system.
Current Members on the Executive Committee
- John Sharp, Chancellor
- Billy Hamilton, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer
- Jon Mogford, Vice Chancellor for Research
- Ray Bonilla, General Counsel
- James Hallmark, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
- Maria L. Robinson, Chief Investment Officer and Treasurer
- Phillip Ray, Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs
- Charlie Hrncir, Chief Auditor
- Mark Stone, Chief Information Officer
- Scott Sudduth, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Federal and State Relations
- Laylan Copelin, Vice Chancellor for Marketing and Communications
- Carrie L. Byington, M.D., Vice Chancellor for Health Services
- M. Katherine Banks, Vice Chancellor & Dean of Engineering
- Patrick Stover, PhD Vice Chancellor & Dean of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- Stanton C. Calvert, Vice Chancellor Emeritus
- Frank Ashley, Vice Chancellor Emeritus
Additionally, the Texas A&M University System is a member of the Alliance for Biosecurity, a public-private coalition that "advocates for public policies and funding to support the rapid development, production, stockpiling, and distribution of critically needed medical countermeasures."
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- "Texas A&M University Enrollment Profile: Fall 2014" (PDF). Texas A&M University. pp. i. Retrieved October 25, 2014.
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