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History

Regents Professor Award

The A&M System Board of Regents established the Regents Professor Award program in 1996.  The purpose of this Award is to recognize and honor individuals at the rank of professor or equivalent who have provided exemplary service as faculty members not only to their university, agency or health science center component, but also to the community, the State of Texas, and/or at the international level.  This award is specifically for faculty within the nine A&M System institutions (including Galveston campus), the System Health Science Center, and the Agricultural and Engineering Programs.

Regents Fellow Service Award

The A&M System Board of Regents established the Regents Fellow Service Award Program in 1998.  The purpose of this Award is to recognize and honor service, extension and research professionals who have provided exemplary professional service to society that has created large and lasting benefits to Texas and beyond. This award is specifically for agency professionals in the eight A&M System agricultural and engineering agencies and is analogous to the Regents Professor Award Program.  

Selection Process

Regents Professor and Regents Fellow nominations are solicited every year.  A Call for Nominations is issued by the Chancellor each February, for the current fiscal year, to all System Chief Executive Officers (CEO).  The CEOs initiate an internal nomination process within their respecitve organizations.  The CEO then forwards the nominations to the Chancellor through the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Office by late June/ early July of the current year. System components are not required to submit nominations for the Regents Awards each year.

Two System level committees review all Regents Award nominations for eligibility requirements. Upon completion of the System review, and concurrence by the Chancellor, nominee recommendations are forwarded to the Board of Regents and formal action is requested to grant the designation of Regents Professor or Regents Fellow.  Action by the Board most often occurs at the December Board meeting.