April 2, 2012
Dr. James Hallmark was named vice chancellor for academic affairs of The Texas A&M University System today during a special telephonic meeting of the Board of Regents. Hallmark has been serving as acting vice chancellor since March 1.
“Dr. Hallmark has been an outstanding addition to the A&M System Office of Academic Affairs,” said Chancellor John Sharp. “He has a vision for increasing academic success and excellence across the A&M System, and a plan to see it through.”
As vice chancellor for academic affairs, Hallmark will work on behalf of the chancellor to provide leadership and direction in academic and student affairs. His duties include overseeing the academic program development process for A&M System members from inception to approval by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and working to develop quality measures for success; providing systemwide leadership on the development of comprehensive distance education initiatives to improve the efficiency of course development and delivery; and working with the lead institutions on strategic planning for the development and expansion of existing branch campuses and A&M System centers.
Hallmark previously served as provost/vice president for academic affairs at West Texas A&M University, a position he held since 2008.
He received his bachelor’s degree in speech and American studies from Oklahoma Christian College and earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in communication from the University of Oklahoma.
About the A&M System
The A&M System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a budget of $3.3 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities, seven state agencies and a comprehensive health science center, the A&M System educates more than 120,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. Externally funded research expenditures exceed $780 million and help drive the state’s economy.
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