Nominations for 25th A&M president open to community
Published: Thursday, October 17, 2013
Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013 00:10
The search for someone to fill University President R. Bowen Loftin’s bow tie has reached another landmark as the Board of Regents created a website to provide information on the search and allow students and community members to
The Texas A&M Presidential Search Advisory Committee, the group facilitating the process, is made up of seven A&M faculty voting members along with two non-voting members, including Student Body President Reid Joseph.
Voting member John Gladysz, professor and Dow Chair in Chemical Invention at Texas A&M, said he advised the student body to remain engaged with the next University administration, particularly through the Student Government Association.
“I think student government is very important, and I hope that student government will always be engaged with our University administration,”
President Loftin will leave his position as the 24th president of Texas A&M on Jan. 13, 2014. Loftin said he will not be an active part in helping decide the next Texas A&M President, but will continue at A&M as a physics professor in the Dwight Look College
“I am looking forward to resuming a very long career in higher education,” Loftin said. “I’ve been working almost 40 years in universities and the bulk of my time has been spent as a regular faculty member who mentored and taught students and did research and I’ll go back to that, presumably next year.”
Joseph will be the only student member on the Texas A&M Presidential Search Advisory Committee, and as such he said he is currently preparing a way to represent the voices of the students directly to
“I am actually in the middle of formulating a way of [hearing the student voice],” Joseph said. “I’m considering creating some type of form for students to say, ‘Hey, this is what we are looking for in our president. These are the qualities we would really like to see,’ and then I’ll voice that [to the rest of
The applications and nominations for the 25th Texas A&M University President will be accepted until a new president is selected. For more information, see