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Texas A&M University President R. Bowen Loftin will step down from his position in January, he notified university leaders on Friday.
Loftin has officially been president since February of 2010, though he had been serving in an interim capacity since June 2009.
Prior to that, he was vice president and chief executive officer of A&M's Galveston branch. He was also a professor of maritime systems engineering.
Loftin does not plan to leave A&M after stepping down in 2014, but rather will return to the faculty as a tenured professor and ...