The Texas A&M University System News Release

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents will meet at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday to consider confirming Vice Chancellor and Dean Kathy Banks as the next President of Texas A&M University.

On March 3, the Board chose Dr. Banks, currently Vice Chancellor of Engineering and National Laboratories and Dean of the Texas A&M College of Engineering, as the sole finalist. State law requires at least a 21-day waiting period before the job can be filled.

If approved, Dr. Banks will assume her new duties on June 1.

The public portion of the telephonic meeting can be heard at

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The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation with a budget of $6.3 billion. The System is a statewide network of 11 universities; a comprehensive health science center; eight state agencies, including the Texas Division of Emergency Management; and the RELLIS Campus. The Texas A&M System educates more than 151,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. System-wide, research and development expenditures exceeded $1 billion in FY 2019 and helped drive the state’s economy.

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