August 15, 2012
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp announced this afternoon that he has agreed to consolidate the responsibilities of Dr. Jeffrey R. Seemann in order to allow him to concentrate on his role as the vice president of research for Texas A&M University and the Office of Sponsored Research Services (OSRS).
Effective immediately, Dr. Seemann will become executive director of OSRS in addition to his current position as vice president of research for Texas A&M. “This move will allow Dr. Seemann to add value in areas where he has tremendous experience and expertise,” said Sharp.
Joining Dr. Seemann in the leadership of OSRS will be Mark Smock, who will serve as chief operating officer of the agency. OSRS has grown from its inception in September 2011 to almost 200 employees today. The management and compliance activities of the office are now expanding beyond their current clients, Texas A&M and Prairie View A&M University, to include all A&M System members. In addition, a new software platform, Maestro, will be implemented to better serve system members.
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 $3.5 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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