Sole Finalist for President of A&M-Kingsville Announced
The Texas A&M University System Regents named Dr. Mark Hussey as the sole finalist for the position of President of Texas A&M University-Kingsville.
Hussey is a long-time leader in The Texas A&M University System, having served as Vice Chancellor and Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences from 2008 until 2018 and as the Director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research from 2004 until 2008.
He also was Interim President of Texas A&M University for 15 months during 2014-15.
“Dr. Hussey’s wealth of administrative experience in the A&M System will pay immediate dividends to Texas A&M-Kingsville,” said Charles W. Schwartz, chairman of the Board of Regents. “He is a perfect fit for Kingsville.”
Schwartz and Regent Phil Adams led a 12-member search committee to find a replacement for President Steve Tallant, who is retiring at the end of January.
“Mark’s breadth of experience spans the most prolific agriculture research in the country, the best agricultural academics in the country and 15 months running Texas A&M University,” said Chancellor John Sharp. “He did a great job in each of these and I predict he will oversee the rise of Texas A&M-Kingsville to a whole new level.”
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Texas Association for Bilingual Education (TABE) 2018 Conference
Eleven Texas Association of Students for Bilingual Education (TASBE) members took a professional development trip to Dallas, Texas for the TABE 2018 Conference.
During the conference, TASBE members facilitated sessions in which they were responsible for being time keepers and providing attendees with their confirmation of attendance sticker at the end of the session.
Future Javelinas in the Making
Driscoll Middle School AVID visited the Frank H. Dotterweich College of Engineering on Saturday, October 13. They had the opportunity to visit with engineering faculty, football players majoring in engineering and fraternities. They also joined President Tallant for burgers under the President’s tent, met Porky and Baby and heard from the Javelina Band before they made their way into the football stadium. For many of these students this was their first time on TAMUK campus and it was a first time for all of them to attend a college football game. They had an amazing evening watching the Javelina football game.
12th Annual Tejano Heritage Awards Banquet
President Steven Tallant and Javelina Nation alumna and long-time regional educator Dr. Linda Villarreal were honored during the Tejano Heritage Banquet Thursday. The banquet—part of the university’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage—recognizes alumni and university supporters for their role in advancing education and culture in South Texas. Tallant was recognized for both his university leadership and his support for the Tejano Civil Rights Museum in Corpus Christi. Villarreal was honored for her work with the Premont Alliance, which played a crucial role in the Premont Independent School District’s success.
Documentary Screening of "Teach Us All"
On Wednesday, Oct. 17, the Texas Association of Students for Bilingual Education (TASBE) hosted a documentary screening. "Teach Us All" is organized around three central themes:
- the critical role of teachers in shaping the lives of young people
- the urgent need for community engagement to ensure the success of schools
- the power of students themselves, who must fight for the quality, equitable education system they deserve
This event was hosted in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month.