Tribpedia: Texas A&M University System

The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a statewide network of 11 universities, seven state agencies, two service units and a comprehensive health science center.

A&M System members educate more than 131,000 students and reach another 22 million people through service each year. With more than 28,000 ...

On Jan. 20, 2016, the Texas House Higher Education Committee discussed efforts to grow educational programs with University of Texas System Chancellor Bill McRaven.
On Jan. 20, 2016, the Texas House Higher Education Committee discussed efforts to grow educational programs with University of Texas System Chancellor Bill McRaven.

Chancellors: University Expansion is Good for Texas

The chancellors of Texas’s top university systems defended their ambitious expansion plans to lawmakers Wednesday and some pushed back against the idea of more oversight of their growth. 

 

Texas A&M Athletic Director Eric Hyman is leaving his post after three years on the job.
Texas A&M Athletic Director Eric Hyman is leaving his post after three years on the job.

Athletic Director is Out at Texas A&M

Texas A&M Athletic Director Eric Hyman will leave his post, university officials announced Tuesday, wrapping up a stint during which A&M grew its college sports profile but at times failed to meet expectations on the field. 

 

Video: Cracking the Higher Ed Completion Code

At our 11/16 symposium on higher education, I talked about the challenge of increasing higher ed outcomes with Chancellor Brian McCall of the Texas State University System; Elaine Mendoza, vice chair of the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents; former University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers; and Wynn Rosser, CEO of the Greater Texas Foundation.

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

Campuses Under Federal Review Over Sexual Assault Investigations

Texas A&M University, the University of Houston and Trinity University are all under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education for how they have handled allegations of sexual violence. At A&M, the case is unusual: The agency is reviewing whether A&M went too far in punishing a student accused of rape — not that it didn't go far enough. 

Lt. General Claire Lee Chennault commanded the first American Volunteer Group the "Flying Tigers" during World War II, where they fought against Japanese invaders in China.
Lt. General Claire Lee Chennault commanded the first American Volunteer Group the "Flying Tigers" during World War II, where they fought against Japanese invaders in China.

Texas' First Historical Marker in Chinese Honors Veteran

During World War II, a Texas-born Army Air Corps commander oversaw a group of U.S. pilots known as the "Flying Tigers." Fifty-seven years after his death, Lt. General Claire Lee Chennault will be honored with the first Texas historical marker that is not in English or Spanish.

Sandra Bland, who was found dead at the Waller County Jail on July 13.
Sandra Bland, who was found dead at the Waller County Jail on July 13.

Waller County DA: Bland's Death Won't Be "Swept Under the Rug"

As Waller County authorities vowed on Friday to conduct a thorough investigation into the death of Sandra Bland, who was found hanged at the county jail, the Texas Department of Public Safety moved forward on a separate inquiry into how arrest procedures were violated in the case.

Houston attorney Tony Buzbee, who leads Gov. Rick Perry's legal team, explains the felony indictments on August 18, 2014.
Houston attorney Tony Buzbee, who leads Gov. Rick Perry's legal team, explains the felony indictments on August 18, 2014.

Tony Buzbee Wanted Top A&M Regents Post

Tony Buzbee, the Texas A&M University System regent who oversees former Gov. Rick Perry's dream team of criminal defense lawyers, asked the office of Gov. Greg Abbott a few months ago to consider him for chairman or vice chairman of the university system's governing board. It's another revelation from a treasure trove of emails obtained from Abbott's office.

Bill Mahomes in his office at Mahomes & Bolden PC in Dallas. Mahomes was the first black cadet to make it through the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets and is now a member of the Texas A&M System Board of Regents.
Bill Mahomes in his office at Mahomes & Bolden PC in Dallas. Mahomes was the first black cadet to make it through the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets and is now a member of the Texas A&M System Board of Regents.

Decades After Racial Strife, Returning to Texas A&M

Forty-five years ago, Bill Mahomes endured suspicion and scorn as the first black student to graduate from Texas A&M University's Corps of Cadets. Now, he helps run the school. But it took him two decades to reconnect with his university — one he kept his distance from after attending during the painful civil rights era. 

Dr. Brett Giroir, director of the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response, speaks during the panel's first public hearing on Oct. 23. At left is Dr. Kyle Janek and at right is Dr. David Lakey.
Dr. Brett Giroir, director of the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response, speaks during the panel's first public hearing on Oct. 23. At left is Dr. Kyle Janek and at right is Dr. David Lakey.

A&M Health Science Center CEO "Heartbroken" Over Exit

Brett Giroir, the prominent leader of the Texas A&M Health Science Center who chaired a state task force on Ebola last year, said Monday that he was told by A&M officials to resign or face termination.

Video: Sharp on Hazlewood

At our 5/7 conversation, John Sharp, the chancellor of the Texas A&M University System, discussed the gap between the cost of educating veterans and their kin under the Hazlewood law and what the Legislature has appropriated.