It is an honor and privilege to serve as president of Texas A&M.
More young people want to attend Texas A&M than ever before, and they come from more diverse backgrounds. Our faculty have propelled many of our academic programs to rankings among the best in the country. We are benefiting from more than $800 million in new construction and enhancements to existing facilities. We continue to be recognized by our peer institutions for providing an excellent education at a reasonable cost. Employers continue to seek out our graduates.
As a faculty member, and as a former faculty member and CEO of our Galveston branch campus, I am keenly aware of Texas A&M’s record of scholarly contributions. As a former student, I also have an abiding love for Texas A&M and a deep appreciation of the rich history and traditions shared by the entire Aggie Family, some 365,000 strong around the world.
As president, I pledge to advance Texas A&M’s status as one of the top teaching and research universities in the nation, as well as the core values that have helped us prepare the next generation of leaders for more than 135 years.
R. Bowen Loftin ’71