Tribpedia: Dr R Bowen Loftin

A former Aggie, R. Bowen Loftin graduated from Texas A&M University in 1970 majoring in physics. Loftin also earned his M.A. and Ph.D in physics from Rice University. 

Loftin worked as a professor of electrical and computer engineering as well as computer science at Old Dominion University in Virginia. Loftin also headed the Department of Computer Science ...

R. Bowen Loftin, president of Texas A&M University, at TribLive on April 28, 2011.
R. Bowen Loftin, president of Texas A&M University, at TribLive on April 28, 2011.

Loftin: Desire to Teach Fueled Decision to Step Down

Texas A&M University President R. Bowen Loftin said he felt that he brought something to A&M that had been somewhat lacking: "a real focus on students." He said that his decision to leave his post was driven by a desire to return to teaching.