Texas A&M System Regents Recognize Exemplary Faculty and Professionals

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents recently designated 12 Texas A&M System faculty members and seven agency service, extension or research professionals as Regents Professors and Regents Fellows for 2020-2021.
The board established the Regents Professor Awards program in 1996 and the Regents Fellow Service Awards program in 1998 to recognize employees who have made extraordinary contributions to their university, or agency, as well as to the people of Texas.

This year’s recipients of the Regents Professor Award are:

  • Dr. James D. Batteas, Texas A&M University
  • Dr. Rodney D. W. Bowersox, Texas A&M University
  • Dr. James Burdine, Texas A&M Health Science Center
  • Dr. Fidel Hernández, Texas A&M University-Kingsville
  • Dr. Mansoor Khan, Texas A&M Health Science Center
  • Dr. Daniel K. Marble, Tarleton State University
  • Dr. Godpower O. Okereke, Texas A&M University-Texarkana
  • Dr. Alfred L. Parks, Prairie View A&M University
  • Dr. Frank Spaniol, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
  • Dr. Jörg M. Steiner, Texas A&M University
  • Dr. Gregory A. Sword, Texas A&M University
  • Dr. Matthew A. Wood, Texas A&M University-Commerce

This year’s recipients of the Regents Fellow Service Awards are:

  • Mr. Burl Carraway, Texas A&M Forest Service
  • Ms. Tanya T. Davis, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service
  • Dr. Monty C. Dozier, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service
  • Dr. Roel R. Lopez, Texas A&M Agrilife Research
  • Ms. Gisela Ryan-Bunger, Texas Division of Emergency Management
  • Mr. Damon Slaydon, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station
  • Mr. Shawn M. Turner, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

The selection process for the awards begins with a call for nominations from the chancellor. Final nominations are put forth to the chief executive officer of each respective entity. They are then subject to a system-level review consisting of academic vice chancellors and past recipients of the awards. Finally, nominations are forwarded to the chancellor and the board for final approval.
To date, 280 Texas A&M system faculty members have been recognized with the Regents Professor Award and 164 agency professionals have received the Regents Fellow Service Award.

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 $9.6 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities, a comprehensive health science center, eight state agencies, and the RELLIS Campus, the Texas A&M System educates more than 153,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. System-wide, research and development expenditures exceeded $1 billion in FY 2018 and helped drive the state’s economy.

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