Sept. 11, 2012
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – John Sharp, chancellor of The Texas A&M University System, today announced changes in the management structure at the A&M System Offices headquartered in College Station pending confirmation by the A&M System Board of Regents at their regularly scheduled meeting in October.
Guy Diedrich, vice chancellor of federal and state relations, will leave his role after leading the A&M System through a very successful legislative session and become acting vice chancellor of strategic initiatives effective Oct. 1. The change follows the appointment of Brett Giroir, current vice chancellor of strategic initiatives, as interim executive vice president for Texas A&M Health Science Center effective the same day.
Jenny Jones, vice president for governmental affairs for Texas A&M Health Science Center, will retain her current position and also assume the role of acting director of state relations and Scott Sudduth will continue in his role as director of federal relations.
“We are fortunate to have qualified people within this organization and I am confident that Dr. Diedrich will build on his success to date,” said Sharp. “Ms. Jones has been a major contributor to our legislative success and we look forward to continued development in her position.”
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 $3.8 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 125,000 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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