Presidential Search

Aerial view of Texas A&M University Campus in College Station

Presidential Search

A search has begun for the twenty-sixth president of Texas A&M University.

The Texas A&M University System has launched a nationwide search for the next president of Texas A&M University, the flagship institution of the A&M System.

To submit feedback and questions, or to nominate a potential candidate, please email

The Presidential Search Advisory Committee is established under TAMUS policy by Chancellor John Sharp and is chaired by the Texas A&M System Regents’ Chairman, Elaine Mendoza.

Open Forum Schedule

The university hosted open forums for faculty, staff, and students.  The forums were recorded and will soon be made available on this webpage.

The faculty session was on Oct. 6, 2020 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. via Zoom.

The staff session was on Oct. 8, 2020  from 11 a.m. to noon via Zoom.

The student session was on Oct. 9, 2020 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. via Zoom.

We thank all who attended and shared their thoughts on the challenges ahead for Texas A&M and what we should be looking for in our next president, both in terms of professional experience and personal qualities.  The feedback helps inform the work of the search committee as well as the writing of the position profile, which will be posted on the search webpage once completed.

About The Texas A&M University System

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.