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End of Semester Thank You and Best Wishes

M. Katherine Banks

May 9, 2022

Texas A&M Community,

As the spring semester comes to a close, I would like to thank each of you for your hard work and contributions to the success of our students. This semester has brought the advent of many changes. Change can be challenging, but sometimes necessary. The landscape for all universities is crowded and competitive. We must continuously improve, and elevate our expectations while living our core values. This is what will drive us to the next level.

I recognize that these significant changes will have a direct impact on each of you. I assure you, these improvements are not intended to generate widespread reduction in our workforce. We have achieved great things in our educational delivery and research; now, we need to organize our administrative and academic operations to match these formidable strengths.

I am confident that the efforts of our 41 implementation working groups will position us for future success. These changes are critically important and serve as a means to an end. The exciting part is where we are going once these systemic improvements are completed. I look forward to sharing my strategic vision in a State of the University address on Wednesday, Sept. 28. More details will be available soon. I hope you will be able to attend.

Best wishes for a restful and recharging summer break.

M. Katherine Banks
President, Texas A&M University