October 20, 2014

Chancellor Sharp recommends new leader – Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer

August 6, 2013

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents will consider the appointment of Billy C. Hamilton as Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer of The Texas A&M University System at this week’s board meeting.

“I have had the privilege to work with Billy directly when he was my Deputy State Comptroller and his appreciation of our mission, experience in managing complex entities and history of excellence will  make him a great fit for our System,” said John Sharp, chancellor of the A&M System. “If we are to maintain our momentum, it will require a more balanced and experienced team.  Bottom line: Billy Hamilton is the most respected person inside state government and will make a positive difference from day one.”

The role would be new to the Texas A&M System in terms of its span of control, but not in its fundamental duties. The role would have direct responsibility for all departments, including the Vice Chancellors, Chief Business Development Officer and CFOs. This would reduce the number of direct reports to the chancellor while also allowing for more concentrated executive oversight of the complex initiatives underway.

Hamilton earned both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Texas in Austin. He spent over 25 years in the office of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, beginning in Fiscal Policy research and ascending to the role of Deputy Comptroller, serving both Sharp (1990 -1998) and Carole Strayhorn (1999 – 2006).  Most recently, he has had a private consulting practice focusing on tax, policy research, management and government business strategy.

“We are fortunate to have the opportunity to add a person of Mr. Hamilton’s caliber to the Chancellor’s team,” added Chairman of the Board of Regents, Phil Adams.

The A&M System organizational chart is available at http://www.tamus.edu/about/orgchart/.

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, two service units 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 $772 million and help drive the state’s economy.

Contact: Steven B. Moore 
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