Robert Smith III was recently appointed president and chief executive officer of Texas A&M University at Galveston and vice president of Texas A&M University by the Board of Regents. His duties were effective April 18. Smith previously oversaw Houston operations as senior vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
He has nearly 35 years of service in the U.S. Navy, holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M, is a graduate of the School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University, and also completed studies in national and international security at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Smith has an extensive record of service to Texas A&M and its Galveston campus. He is currently chairman of the President’s Council of Advisors and is a member of the advisory board for the Department of Finance. He and his wife, Mary Sue, have been members of the Chancellor’s Century Council for eight years.