Unique Opportunities to Support the System
The Chancellor’s Century Council supports many successful educational programs in the A&M System. The following are a few of the Council’s initiatives:
Regents Professors & Fellows Service Awards
The A&M System Board of Regents established the Regents Professors and Regents Fellows service awards in 1996 and 1997 to recognize the System’s top faculty and staff from across the state who are making a lifetime commitment to public service.
The Regents Professor Service Awards and the Regents Fellow Service Awards are among the highest honors given by the A&M System Board of Regents.
The awards were created to honor professors and senior-level researchers and service delivery professionals who have provided exemplary service not only to their university or agency, but also to the community, the state, the nation and the world. Recipients must have a distinguished record of public service, research, teaching and creative or scholarly activity; recognition within their field; and a demonstrated commitment to their institution.
Each recipient is given a $9,000 monetary award, an A&M System medallion for academic regalia and a commemorative certificate. The Council has the honor of underwriting the medallion and framed certificate.
Intra-System Travel Funds
The Chancellor’s Century Council encourages collaboration among the universities by providing travel funds to A&M System faculty. Faculty collaborate for the benefits of curriculum development, enhanced research activity, and furthering intra-system initiatives as developed in the institution’s strategic plan.
Chancellor’s Student Advisory Council
The Chancellor’s Student Advisory Board was established in 1982 to provide students with representation at the highest levels within the A&M System. The board has 22 members and addresses a variety of student-related issues.
The Council enhances student leadership development and educational opportunities by funding some of the board’s activities. These include monthly teleconferences or face-to-face meetings at A&M System institutions, an annual report to the Board of Regents, and trips to Austin each legislative session to meet with government representatives and view government in action.
The Council Annual Meeting
Each year, a member of the A&M System hosts the Council’s annual meeting. The annual meeting is a unique opportunity for Council members to witness first-hand the contributions each System member is making to our state. Council members tour the campuses, view current research initiatives, and visit with faculty, students and administrators of the host institution.
The A&M System participate in community-wide events and fund-raising activities to enhance relationships with our home communities.
The Council provides monetary support for Information-Appreciation luncheons, dinners or receptions for legislators who have been beneficial to the A&M System.