Welcome to the Vice Chancellor and Dean update, an overview of recent and upcoming events and initiatives from the office of the Vice Chancellor and Dean for Agriculture and Life Sciences.
More than ever, I'm excited about leading such a dynamic and diverse organization. Each day, I have the privilege of overseeing the outstanding activities of our network of agencies, including the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas AgriLife Research, the Texas Forest Service and the Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory as well as the efforts of our students and faculty in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M.
The following items are our 'keystones to success' and in the days ahead, I will work to implement each in a variety of ways:
- Recruit, Retain, and Reward Employees
- Secure & Efficiently Manage Needed Resources
- Provide New Opportunities for Our Faculty, Staff, & Students
- Enhance Information Technology & Communications
One of the most pressing issues is the Texas legislative session which affects many of the previous items. Joe Cox serves as our Assistant Vice Chancellor for External Relations assisted by Cristina Cornejo, our new Program Coordinator for External Relations. Throughout the spring, I will be working closely with our external relations team and each of our agency directors to tell our story to the Texas legislature during the session. Our first major opportunity is Tuesday, February 10, when each of our agencies will go before the Senate Finance Committee.
My vision is for our students, faculty and programs to be the best that this state, nation and world have to offer...and each of you are making this vision a reality every day. Keep up the good work.
Vice Chancellor and Dean, Agriculture and Life Sciences
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Get the scoop on some exciting things happening within Texas A&M AgriLife.
I am pleased to announce several new members of my administrative team, each of whom adds both experience and a wealth of insight to help me in leading Texas A&M AgriLife. Some of these are recent appointments, while others have been here a few months.
We will be moving ahead this spring to fill other critical leadership positions that are open across Texas A&M AgriLife, including Directors of both Texas AgriLife Research and the Texas Forest Service as well as the Executive Associate Dean for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.