“The Regents Awards allow us to show our outstanding faculty and researchers that we value their contribution to the A&M System,” said Board Chairman Phil Adams. “The recipients come from different backgrounds and areas of expertise, but the common thread they have is their dedication to their professions and the A&M System.”
“This is an excellent opportunity for us to recognize the significant contributions these individuals make each day not only in the A&M System, but all over the world,” said A&M System Chancellor John Sharp.
The Board established the Regents Professor Award program in 1996 and Regents Fellow Service Award program in 1998 to recognize employees who have made exemplary contributions to their university or agency and to the citizens of Texas.
This year’s recipients of the Regents Professor Award are: Dr. Nagamangala “NK” Anand, Texas A&M University and Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station; Dr. Harold P. Boas, Texas A&M; Dr. Karen S. Bradley, Texas A&M University-Kingsville; Dr. Manuel Broncano-Rodriguez, Texas A&M International University; Dr. Donald R. Deis, Jr., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi; Dr. Wen-Long (Ben) Jang, Texas A&M University-Commerce; Dr. Binayak P. Mohanty, Texas A&M and Texas A&M AgriLife Research; Dr. Jay R. Rooker, Texas A&M University at Galveston; Dr. Linda D. Schultz, Tarleton State University; and Dr. Rajan Varadarajan, Texas A&M University.
Recipients of the Regents Fellow Service Award are: Dr. R. James Ansley, Texas A&M AgriLife Research; Carrie T. Brazeal, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service; Dr. Jean-Louis Briaud, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station; Dr. Kay Fitzpatrick, Texas A&M Transportation Institute; Robert L. Moore, Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service; Dr. Saqib Mukhtar, AgriLife Extension; and Dr. Amy K. Swinford, Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory.
To date, 189 A&M System faculty members have been recognized with the Regents Professor Award and 110 agency professionals have received the Regents Fellow Service Award.
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 131,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. Externally funded research expenditures exceed $820 million and help drive the state’s economy.
Contact: Therese (Terry) McDevitt