Search Committee Named to Find Candidates to Become Next President for Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — A 15-member committee has been created to conduct a national search for the 11th President of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Texas A&M System Chancellor John Sharp announced Monday.

The committee includes two members of The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents and representation from the faculty, students and administrators at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi as well as several community leaders.

The search committee will screen and interview candidates over the next several weeks and is charged with recommending three finalists to the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents.

By the beginning of the fall semester, the Regents expect to have a campus leader in place to succeed President Flavius Killebrew, who retired Dec. 31. Dr. Kelly Quintanilla is serving as the interim President.

“I want to thank the members of the search committee for their service to their university and their community,” said Chancellor Sharp. “I am confident they will recommend the kind of candidates with the vision to lead A&M-Corpus Christi through its next chapter of growth and accomplishment.”

The members of the search committee are:

Charles Schwartz
Chairman, Presidential Search Advisory Committee
Member, Board of Regents
The Texas A&M University System

Bill Mahomes
Member, Board of Regents
The Texas A&M University System

Josh Ozymy
Associate Professor of Political Science
Speaker, Faculty Senate

Gregory Buck
Associate Professor of Biology

Frank Lucido
Professor, Department of Teacher Education
Member, Chancellor’s Academy of Teacher Educators

Jennifer Pollack
Assistant Professor of Marine Biology

Don Albrecht
Vice President for Student Engagement & Success

Margaret Dechant
Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management

Libby Averyt
Publisher, Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Reuben Bonilla
Attorney and Community Leader

Barbara Canales
Attorney and Community Leader

Rosie Collin
Community Relations Director, Port of Corpus Christi

Nelda Martinez
Business Leader and former Mayor

Catherine Susser
Community Volunteer and Business Leader

Garrett Ransom
Student Body President
Ex Officio

Assisting the search committee will be James Hallmark, Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, and Laurie Wilder and Porsha Williams, consultants with Parker Executive Search, an Atlanta-based search firm.

About The Texas A&M University System
The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a budget of $4.2 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities and seven state agencies, the Texas A&M System educates more than 150,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. System-wide, research and development expenditures exceeded $946 million in FY 2015 and helped drive the state’s economy.

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