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Administrative Update: Texas A&M Health

M. Katherine Banks

July 18, 2023

Aggie Community,

I'm reaching out today to share that Dr. Jon Mogford, chief operating officer and vice president of Texas A&M Health, has accepted an Intergovernmental Personnel Act role through the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) advising the agency on key commercialization and transition critical projects for national and economic security. He begins his new role effective August 1. 

Under Dr. Mogford's leadership, digital health care services expanded as part of a dedicated initiative to advance interdisciplinary research, education and clinical services in telehealth. With an emphasis on the geographic reach of patient-centered care, the Telehealth Institute was created to address disparities in access to high-quality health care by building on the successful Texas A&M Health Telebehavioral Care program. To parallel advancements made in digital health care, the university’s first primary care health hub was also established and spans health professions to provide a holistic approach to wellness for patients. Please join me in thanking Dr. Mogford for his service and dedication to Texas A&M. 

Understanding the impact of this important ongoing work, I have appointed Dr. Indra K. Reddy, founding dean of the Irma Lerma Rangel School of Pharmacy and senior associate vice president for academic affairs at Texas A&M Health, to serve as interim vice president and chief operating officer.

Since Dr. Reddy joined Texas A&M in 2004, the School of Pharmacy has consistently ranked as one of the nation’s most affordable professional schools with continued growth in student enrollment. He was also integral in the successful launch of a pharmacy PhD program. This year, the school entered the top 12 percent nationwide for total research funding surpassing $10 million in grant awards in 2022, and holds the top position among pharmacy schools in Texas with the highest funding per faculty.

Soon, Dr. Alan Sams, provost and vice president for academic affairs, and Dr. N.K. Anand, vice president for faculty affairs, will provide information to faculty and staff within the School of Pharmacy on the nomination process for the acting dean. We will follow the formal nomination process and will update the university community in the coming weeks. 

Please join me in thanking both Dr. Mogford and Dr. Reddy for their service to Texas A&M University and Texas A&M Health.

M. Katherine Banks
President, Texas A&M University