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President Dottavio


COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The search for the next President of Tarleton State University moved forward today as John Sharp, Chancellor of The Texas A&M University System, named the 14-member committee charged with finding a successor to Dr. F. Dominic Dottavio.

The Presidential Search Advisory Committee will screen and interview candidates over the next several months before recommending three finalists to The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents.

After 11 years of distinguished leadership, Dottavio will step down as president of Tarleton State University at the end of August. Dottavio will be a full-time faculty member in Tarleton’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Science beginning Sept. 1 and help the university’s Division of Institutional Advancement with fundraising.

Sharp thanked the search committee members for their dedication to the task ahead.

“This is a distinguished group of busy people and I deeply appreciate them volunteering their time,” Sharp said. “Finding the right president will be critical to continuing the continued growth and success of Tarleton.”

The committee members are:

Bill Mahomes
Regent, The Texas A&M University System
Chairman of the President Search Advisory Committee

Bob Albritton
Regent, The Texas A&M University System

Credence Baker
Associate Professor of Educational Technology
Associate Graduate Dean

Lori Beaty
Associate Vice President
Assistant CFO

Jennifer Edwards
Professor of Communication

Keith Emmert
Former Faculty Senate President
Associate Professor of Mathematics

David Frazier
Associate ProfessorAgricultural Education and Consumer Sciences

Javier Garza
Vice President for Enrollment Management
Associate Professor of Mathematics

Reginald Hall
Department Head and Assistant Professor of Management

Tracy Holtman
Staff Council President

Dwain Mayfield
Board of Directors, Tarleton State University Foundation, Inc.

 Betsy Price
Mayor of Fort Worth

Tyler Schuster
President Nominee SGA

Kenny Weldon
Col, USAF, (ret)
Commandant of Cadets

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 $4.7 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities and seven state agencies, the Texas A&M System educates more than 153,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. System-wide, research and development expenditures exceeded $996 million in FY 2017 and helped drive the state’s economy.

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