Loftin: Desire to Teach Fueled Decision to Step Down

When Texas A&M University President R. Bowen Loftin was a teenager, he had an epiphany that pointed him to becoming a college professor. In six months, he will get the chance to return to that dream when he steps down as president.

"This was simply the evolution of a decision to go forward with a return back to where I wanted to be when I was age 16," Loftin told the Tribune on Monday. On Friday, he announced that he was leaving his post.

After he leaves his current post in January, Loftin, who previously worked as a maritime ...

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