COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Chancellor John Sharp announced today that The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents has named Dr. Emily Fourmy Cutrer as the fourth president of Texas A&M University-Texarkana, following a telephonic meeting.

Cutrer was selected as sole finalist for the position at the December Board of Regents meeting. She will begin her duties as president of A&M-Texarkana on Jan. 15.

“I am pleased to have found someone with Dr. Cutrer’s experience and academic knowledge to lead our Texarkana campus,” said Dr. Richard A. Box, chairman of the Board of Regents. “I believe the university is in good hands.”

“Dr. Cutrer is an excellent addition to the A&M System and I know she will make a positive impact on A&M-Texarkana,” said Sharp. “The university already has some of the lowest tuition rates in the state, and their academic offerings continue to expand. I know their reputation will only continue to grow under Dr. Cutrer’s leadership.”

Cutrer previously served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at California State University San Marcos, where she worked since 2006. Prior to that, Cutrer held a variety of administrative positions at Arizona State University from 1990-2006, culminating as dean of the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences from 2001-2006. From 1986-1990, she was a member of the faculty and also served as associate director of the American studies program at The University of Texas at Austin.

A&M-Texarkana became a four-year university in fall 2010 and the campus continues to expand. Student enrollment also is on the rise, with fall 2012 enrollment approaching 2,000.  The university is one of the fastest growing universities in the state and offers a wide range of bachelor and master degree programs, as well as a Doctor of Education Administration program.

“I am looking forward to being part of a campus community so dedicated to student success,” said Cutrer. “This is a wonderful opportunity to be part of a community that so clearly understands the role universities like A&M-Texarkana play in developing leaders who contribute to the economic, cultural and political vitality of the region and state.”

About the A&M System
The A&M System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a budget of $3.3 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities, seven state agencies and a comprehensive health science center, the A&M System educates more than 125,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. Externally funded research expenditures exceed $780 million and help drive the state’s economy.

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