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News Release
Monday, June 06, 2011

A&M System Board of Regents Outlines Chancellor Selection Process


COLLEGE STATION – The Board of Regents of The Texas A&M University System has initiated the process to identify the next chancellor of the 19-member system, Chairman Richard A. Box announced today.


Regent Morris E. Foster will lead the chancellor selection process, along with Regents John D. White, Elaine Mendoza and Cliff Thomas. Both Regent Foster and Regent White have previously served as chairman of the Board of Regents, and Regent White participated in the selection process for the past two chancellors of the A&M System.


“Today we begin the effort to find another outstanding chancellor, following in Dr. Mike McKinney’s footsteps,” said Box. “The selection process will be intensive and exhaustive as we identify the best candidate among the many qualified across this great country.”


The A&M System has launched a chancellor selection website at that includes the job posting, information about the position, and instructions for nominating candidates and providing input for the selection process. Additionally, advertisements will be placed with The Chronicle of Higher Education, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Hispanic Outlook for Higher Education and Women in Higher Education in the near future.


The outlined process follows the appointments of previous A&M System chancellors. At the May meeting of the Board of Regents, Box indicated that he expects to arrive at a finalist for the chancellor position in the near future, perhaps as early as the fall.

McKinney has served as chancellor of the A&M System since Nov. 22, 2006, and will retire July 1.


About the A&M System: The A&M System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a budget of $3.3 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities, seven state agencies and a comprehensive health science center, the A&M System educates more than 120,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. Externally funded research expenditures exceed $772 million and help drive the state’s economy.

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