December 12, 2012
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Chancellor John Sharp today announced that Dr. Emily Fourmy Cutrer has been named sole finalist for the position of president of Texas A&M University-Texarkana by the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents. Cutrer will be eligible to become president after a state-mandated 21-day waiting period.
“We conducted a nationwide search, and I believe we have found the best candidate to take this university to the next level,” said Dr. Richard A. Box, chairman of the Board of Regents. “I look forward to seeing where Dr. Cutrer’s vision takes A&M-Texarkana.”
“Dr. Cutrer has many years of experience in higher education, and I know she will accomplish great things at this university, and help make it the destination of choice for students in North Texas wanting an outstanding education at an affordable price,” said Sharp.
Cutrer currently serves as provost and vice president for academic affairs at California State University San Marcos, where she has worked since 2006. Prior to that, Cutrer held a variety of administrative positions at Arizona State University from 1990-2006, culminating as dean of the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences from 2001-2006. From 1986-1990, she was a member of the faculty and also served as associate director of the American studies program at The University of Texas at Austin.
She received her bachelor’s degree in American studies in 1973, her master’s in American civilization in 1978 and her Ph.D. in American civilization in 1986, all from UT-Austin.
A&M-Texarkana became a four-year university in fall 2010 and the campus continues to expand. Student enrollment also is on the rise, with fall 2012 enrollment approaching 2,000. The university is one of the fastest growing universities in the state and offers a wide range of bachelor and master degree programs, as well as a Doctor of Education Administration program.
During the Board meeting the Regents also approved other agenda items, including the purchase of 12.4 acres of unimproved land in College Station; development leave for Dr. Nancy Dickey, former Texas A&M Health Science Center president and vice chancellor for health affairs for the A&M System, and a resolution naming her president emeritus for her years of service to the A&M System and TAMHSC; and a resolution honoring Texas A&M Head Football Coach Kevin Sumlin, his coaching staff and players.
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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