The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents will meet Saturday to name the interim president of Texas A&M University, whose current president is departing to become chancellor of the University of Missouri. One name under consideration is A&M Vice Chancellor Guy Diedrich; sources said he has the support of Gov. Rick Perry.Full Story
The Texas A&M University System is the second-largest university system in the state. It is comprised of 11 universities, seven state agencies and one health science center.
The System's flagship campus is Texas A&M University in College Station. The other academic campuses are Texas A&M-Central Texas, Texas A&M-Commerce, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Texas A&M-Kingsville ...
In Austin, transportation planners are hopeful that a toll project will help increase ridership on city buses, which will be able to use new tolled lanes for free and cut time on some routes.Full Story
We have liveblogged each of the sessions in The 2013 Texas Tribune Festival's Higher Education track. Sessions included panel discussions on the future of higher education in the state, what's happening at non-flagship universities, governance and the role of regents, and the fight over paying student-athletes.Full Story
In the fiscal year that ended in September, Texas A&M University raised more than $740 million, officials announced over the weekend. That breaks the school's previous single-year fundraising record by more than $300 million.Full Story
After landing a major federal contract as Texas A&M University System’s vice chancellor for strategic initiatives, Brett Giroir is being named interim executive vice president for the Texas A&M Health Science Center.Full Story
Texas A&M University officially closed on its purchase of a new law school on Monday, and while the original plan was more of a merger, the new deal is a complete acquisition for Texas A&M.Full Story
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.Full Story
Texas A&M University President R. Bowen Loftin will step down from his position in January, he notified university leaders on Friday.Full Story
Hey, Texplainer: I heard that Texas A&M University currently allows campus carry. Is that true?Full Story
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, with the support of the governor's office, is applying to the FAA to become part of a program that aims to significantly expand the use of unmanned aerial vehicles.Full Story
Construction projects at higher-education campuses across the state would get an infusion of $2.4 billion through a bill that senators approved Tuesday. The measure now goes to the House.Full Story
Francisco Cigarroa, chancellor of The University of Texas System, and John Sharp, chancellor of The Texas A&M University System, join Evan Smith, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of The Texas Tribune, in a conversation about higher education and the future of Texas' largest two university systems.
This event was recorded before a live audience in Austin on March 28, 2013. TribLives feature moderated discussion with our honored guests followed by questions from the audience. For more information on Tribune events, please visit http://www.texastribune.org/events/.Full Story
Full video of my 3/28 TribLive conversation with University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa and Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp.Full Story
At this morning's TribLive conversation, University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa and Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp talked about the per-student decline in state funding of higher education and whether excellence is achievable on a lean budget.Full Story
The federal government has approved a $91 million influenza-vaccine manufacturing facility based in the Bryan-College Station area to be run by the Texas A&M University System and pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline.Full Story
With a number of university system regents coming to the end of their terms, the Texas Coalition for Excellence in Higher Education issued a call for the timely appointment of "well-prepared, devoted, and conflict-free" replacements.Full Story
At the Trib's November 29 symposium on higher education at Texas A&M University, I talked about the cost of a college degree, the pursuit of academic excellence and, of course, SEC football with A&M's president, R. Bowen Loftin, and A&M System Chancellor John Sharp.Full Story
South Texas health leaders say they've waited long enough to establish a medical school in the Rio Grande Valley. But they've got some major hurdles to cross to get from blueprints to bricks and mortar.Full Story