August 2, 2012
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Dr. C.B. Rathburn III, president and CEO of Texas A&M University-Texarkana, has resigned. Rathburn was named president of A&M-Texarkana in July 2008, and has overseen major developments in infrastructure and student population. He will remain in the Texarkana area and attend to personal matters.
Dr. Keith McFarland, former president and faculty member of Texas A&M University Commerce, will serve as acting president.
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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