Office of Academic Affairs

 The A&M System Office of Academic Affairs provides leadership and support over academic programs, educational initiatives, academic policy, student affairs, digital learning and data analysis. The office also supports several special initiatives and provides guidance in the areas of collaboration and other outreach activities.

James R. Hallmark, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor
Dr. James R. Hallmark, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Dr. Hallmark provides the chancellor executive leadership and direction in academic matters and initiatives. His responsibilities encompass overseeing the development of academic programs for A&M System members and ensuring the establishment of measures for success. Dr. Hallmark also leads system-wide initiatives relating to academic affairs, student affairs, and academic technology, fostering communication and collaboration among system members. Actively engaging with system members, he identifies common challenges and collaborates on effective solutions.

2012-present Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, The Texas A&M University System
2008-2012 Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, West Texas A&M University
2005-2012 Coordinator, Federal Relations, West Texas A&M University
2005-2012 Director, Texas Engineering Experiment Station Regional Division, West Texas A&M University
2001-2008 Dean, Graduate School and Research, West Texas A&M University
2000-2008 Director, Honors Program, West Texas A&M University
1999 Fellow, Center for Leadership in Higher Education
1998-2012 Professor, Communication, West Texas A&M University
1998-1999; 2000-2001 Special Assistant to the Provost, West Texas A&M University
1991-1998 Associate Professor, Communication, West Texas A&M University
1991-2001 Director, Graduate Studies in Communication, West Texas A&M University
1987-1991 Assistant Professor, Elliott School of Communication, Wichita State University
1985-1987 Instructor, Speech Communication, Oklahoma Christian College
1988 Ph.D. in Communication, University of Oklahoma
1985 Masters of Arts in Communication, University of Oklahoma
1983 Bachelor of Science in Speech and American Studies, Oklahoma Christian College