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www.tamus.edu | 979-458-7700 A&M System Headquarters 200 Technology Way College Station, Texas 77845-3424

The Texas A&M University System was officially recognized in 1948 and has evolved into one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a statewide network of nine universities, seven state agencies, a comprehensive health science center and a system administration office. The system also operates centers in Killeen and San Antonio, which will become Texas A&M University-Central Texas and Texas A&M University-San Antonio, respectively. Each of the A&M System members has its own unique mission, history and goals. Together, they provide research, educational programs and community enhancement services that improve the lives of people in Texas and around the world. The A&M System educates more than 109,000 students and makes more than 15 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. With nearly 27,000 faculty and staff, the A&M System has a physical presence in 248 of the state’s 254 counties and a programmatic presence in every county. The A&M System has real property holdings totaling 54,960 surface acres and 54,089 mineral acres. The Office of Technology Commercialization has created bold new commercial alliances with industry and the public sector that are redefining university and public interaction. Externally funded research brought in more than $676 million to the system in 2008 to help drive the state’s economy. The A&M System, with a total operating budget of $3.04 billion, is governed by a nine-member Board of Regents. A non-voting student member was added in 2006. The regents appoint the chancellor, the chief executive officer who oversees the direction and operation of the system. The system’s role is governed by the state’s education code, Title 3, chiefly Ch. 51, Sec. 51.353 and Ch. 85, Sec. 85.17.

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Board of Regents

System Offices Leadership

Bill Jones, Chairman, Austin

Michael D. McKinney, Chancellor

John D. White, Vice Chairman, Houston

Gregory R. Anderson, Associate Vice Chancellor and Treasurer

Richard A. Box, Austin

Frank B. Ashley III, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Morris E. Foster, Houston Lupe Fraga, Houston

Stanton C. Calvert, Vice Chancellor for Governmental Relations

Erle Nye, Dallas

Pierce Cantrell, Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology

Gene Stallings, Powderly Ida Clement Steen, San Antonio

B. J. Crain, Associate Vice Chancellor for Budgets and Accounting

James P. Wilson, Sugar Land

Rod Davis, Manager of Communications Media

Anthony Cullins, Student Regent, Dallas

Guy K. Diedrich, Vice Chancellor for Federal Relations and Technology Commercialization

Vickie Spillers, Executive Secretary to the Board

Vergel Gay, Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Planning and Construction Brett P. Giroir, Vice Chancellor for Research Scott Kelly, Interim General Counsel Janet Smalley, Chief of Staff Cathy Smock, Chief Auditor

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System Members Universities

Texas A&M University-Texarkana C. B. Rathburn III, President www.tamut.edu Established 1971; Joined A&M System 1996

Texas A&M University Elsa A. Murano, President www.tamu.edu Established 1876

The Texas A&M Health Science Center Nancy W. Dickey, President and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs www.tamhsc.edu Established 1999

Texas A&M University at Galveston R. Bowen Loftin, Vice President and CEO www.tamug.edu Texas A&M University at Qatar Mark H. Weichold, Dean and CEO www.qatar.tamu.edu

Agricultural Agencies Mark A. Hussey, Vice Chancellor and Dean for Agriculture and Life Sciences agriculture.tamu.edu

Prairie View A&M University George C. Wright, President www.pvamu.edu Established 1876

Texas AgriLife Research Mark A. Hussey, Director agriliferesearch.tamu.edu Established 1887

Tarleton State University F. Dominic Dottavio, President www.tarleton.edu Established 1899; Joined A&M System 1917

Texas AgriLife Extension Service Edward G. Smith, Director agrilifeextension.tamu.edu Established 1915

Tarleton State University-Central Texas Garry Ross, Executive Director www.tarleton.edu/centraltexas Established 1999

Texas Forest Service Thomas G. Boggus, Interim Director and State Forester texasforestservice.tamu.edu Established 1915

Texas A&M International University Ray M. Keck, President www.tamiu.edu Established 1970; Joined A&M System 1989 Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Flavius C. Killebrew, President www.tamucc.edu Established 1947; Joined A&M System 1989

Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory Tammy Beckham, Executive Director tvmdlweb.tamu.edu Established 1967

Texas A&M University-Kingsville Steven H. Tallant, President www.tamuk.edu Established 1925; Joined A&M System 1989

Engineering Agencies G. Kemble Bennett, Vice Chancellor for Engineering engineer.tamu.edu

Texas A&M University-KingsvilleSystem Center-San Antonio Maria Hernandez Ferrier, Executive Director www.tamuk.edu/sanantonio Established 2000

Texas Engineering Experiment Station K. Lee Peddicord, Director tees.tamu.edu Established 1914

West Texas A&M University J. Patrick O’Brien, President www.wtamu.edu Established 1910; Joined A&M System 1990

Texas Engineering Extension Service Gary F. Sera, Director www.teex.org Established 1948

Texas A&M University-Commerce Dan R. Jones, President www.tamu-commerce.edu Established 1889; Joined A&M System 1996

Texas Transportation Institute Dennis L. Christiansen, Director tti.tamu.edu Established 1950

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A Closer Look at •

The A&M System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a total operating budget of $3.04 billion.

The A&M System has a physical presence in 248 of the state’s 254 counties and a programmatic presence in every Texas county.

The A&M System’s faculty includes recipients of the Nobel Prize, National Medal of Science, Pulitzer Prize, World Food Prize and Wolf Prize, as well as members of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Externally funded research brought in more than $676 million in 2008 to help drive the state’s economy.

Texas A&M University is one of the nation’s leading public research universities. With nearly $188 million spent on research, Texas A&M ranks in the top tier of universities nationwide in research expenditures.

System researchers are searching for the cures to devastating diseases, looking for ways to feed the hungry and developing alternative fuel sources.

Texas AgriLife Research has established 14 bioenergy projects funded by $4 million from the Texas Legislature. Research involves extensive plant science activities, investigating potential harvest and transportation methods for bioenergy production and comprehensive economic analysis.

A&M System students receive about $247 million in scholarships and grants annually.

The A&M System Promise covers tuition and fees for admitted students whose families earn less than $30,000 annually.

The A&M System awarded 23,597 degrees in fiscal year 2008.

More than one in five students in a public university in Texas is enrolled in an A&M System institution.

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Faculty, Staff and Student Headcount

Faculty

Staff

Student Enrollment

2,674

8,495

48,039

146

225

1,612

65

64

361

Prairie View A&M University

456

727

8,203

Tarleton State University

446

694

7,756

97

46

1,878

Texas A&M International University

271

508

5,856

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

548

853

9,007

Texas A&M University-Kingsville

458

704

5,698

94

50

1,436

West Texas A&M University

319

562

7,535

Texas A&M University-Commerce

528

623

8,787

Texas A&M University-Texarkana

132

156

1,625

Fall 2008

Academic Institutions Texas A&M University Texas A&M University at Galveston Texas A&M University at Qatar

Tarleton State University-Central Texas

Texas A&M University-Kingsville System Center-San Antonio

The Texas A&M Health Science Center Subtotal - General Academic

442

1,079

1,695

6,676

14,786

109,488

Agencies System Offices

324

Texas AgriLife Research

1,319

Texas Engineering Extension Service

1,311

Texas AgriLife Extension Service

1,457

Texas Forest Service

354

Texas Engineering Experiment Station

377

Texas Transportation Institute

372

Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

144

Subtotal - Agencies

5,658

Total - A&M System

6,676

Student Diversity

20,444

Asian, 3.02%

Fall 2008

African American, 11.72%

Hispanic, 20.84% White, 57.24%

International, 6.14% Native American, 0.59% Other, 0.44%

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Established................................... 1876 Fall 2008 enrollment* ................. 48,039 Number of faculty*........................ 2,674 Student/faculty ratio..................... 19.7:1 Average undergraduate class size.......28 Undergraduate degree programs....... 159 Graduate degree programs............... 217 FY 2009 operating budget...... $1.1 billion Colors.........................Maroon and white Mascot....................................... Reveille

www.tamu.edu | 979-845-3211 1246 TAMU College Station, Texas 77843

Athletic affiliation....... Big 12 Conference *Does not include branch campuses in Galveston and Qatar

Texas A&M University is located in College Station, which, together with the adjacent city of Bryan, has a population of about 120,000 and is located about 100 miles northwest of Houston, 120 miles northeast of Austin and 200 miles south of Dallas. Texas A&M, the state’s first public institution of higher learning, is one of the nation’s largest universities, with more than 48,000 students. The university holds land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant status and has annual research expenditures of almost $539 million (including College Station-based agencies). Texas A&M’s endowment is approximately $5.6 billion. Its 5,000-acre campus, one of the nation’s largest, is valued at more than $1 billion, and more than $800 million in new construction is under way or in the planning stages. Texas A&M also is home to the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Average SAT scores are considerably higher than the national average, and the university ranks 10th among public universities in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars. More than one in four students enrolled as freshmen in fall 2008 are first-generation college students.

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www.tamug.edu | 877-322-4443 PO Box 1675, Galveston, Texas 77553 Texas A&M University at Galveston serves as the ocean-oriented campus of Texas A&M. The campus offers a unique blend of marine and maritime programs, including majors in science, business, engineering and transportation. Students participate in hands-on experiences that complement their academic studies. The atmosphere fostered by the faculty, staff and students emphasizes the intimate relationship between the university and the sea. TAMUG is home to the USTS Texas Clipper and the Texas Maritime Academy, one of six state maritime academies in the United States that trains people for service in the U.S. Merchant Marines. TAMUG offers 10 undergraduate degrees, two master’s-level degrees and one post-graduate degree.

www.qatar.tamu.edu | 974-423-0010 PO Box 23874, Doha, Qatar Texas A&M University at Qatar offers engineering programs in Education City, a 2,400acre multi-university campus in Doha, Qatar. Education City also has branches of Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Georgetown, Northwestern and Virginia Commonwealth universities. Since 2007, 34 Aggies have received their undergraduate degrees in chemical, electrical, mechanical or petroleum engineering, and the campus has a robust research program with more than $15 million in projects. Texas A&M at Qatar is wholly funded by Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development.

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Statewide Network

Universities and Campuses Health Science Center Engineering Agencies Agricultural Agencies Forest Service

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Established ................................... 1876 Fall 2008 enrollment...................... 8,203 Number of faculty............................. 456 Student/faculty ratio........................ 19:1

P R A I R I E V I E W A &M U N I VE R S I T Y

Average undergraduate class size.......31 Undergraduate degree programs.........50 Graduate degree programs.................41 FY 2009 operating budget......... $157.9M Colors............................ Purple and gold

www.pvamu.edu | 936-261-3311 FM 1098 Road and University Drive Prairie View, Texas 77446

Mascot....................................... Panther Athletic affiliation ............. Southwestern Athletic Conference

Prairie View A&M University, established in 1876, is the second oldest public institution of higher education in Texas. Close proximity to Houston, coupled with its quiet rural location, make the university an ideal place to study and learn. Situated on 1,502 acres, the campus’ lush green lawns and historic buildings are complemented by new state-ofthe-art contemporary academic facilities and modern student housing. With more than 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, PVAMU is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. The university offers baccalaureate degrees in 50 academic majors, as well as 41 master’s degrees and four doctoral programs through nine colleges and schools. Undergraduate programs include engineering, computer science, natural sciences, architecture, business, technology, criminal justice, the humanities, education, agricultural sciences, nursing, mathematics and the social sciences. PVAMU offers master’s degree programs in business, education, engineering, natural sciences, nursing, selected social sciences, agriculture and human sciences. All degree programs are offered on the main campus and selected degree programs are offered at distance sites, mostly in the Houston area.

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Established.................................... 1899 Joined A&M System........................ 1917 Fall 2008 enrollment*.................... 7,756 Number of faculty*........................... 446 Student/faculty ratio........................ 18:1 Average undergraduate class size.... 20.5 Undergraduate degree programs.........68 Graduate degree programs.................22 FY 2009 operating budget......... $118.6M Colors...........................Purple and white Mascot........................................ Texans

www.tarleton.edu | 254-968-9000 1333 West Washington Stephenville, Texas 76402

Athletic affiliation............... Lone Star Conference *Does not include Killeen campus

Tarleton State University is located about 60 miles southwest of Fort Worth in Stephenville, which is included in Norman Crampton’s The 100 Best Small Towns in America. Tarleton is a near-perfect model of size, scope and affordability. It’s small enough to provide a studentcentered environment yet large enough for students to pursue their dreams in a wide range of quality academic programs. The university is home to a viable and growing research enterprise that not only serves the public good, but also allows graduate and undergraduate students to actively participate in the research process. Upgraded campus facilities and affordable tuition combined with Stephenville’s low cost of living make Tarleton one of the best university values in Texas. A new 70,000-square-foot sports recreation center opened in fall 2007 and a $13 million, 42,000-square-foot dining facility opened in fall 2008. Other recent additions include a new $30.8 million science building complete with a 64-seat planetarium and an observatory at Tarleton’s Hunewell Ranch, which houses a fully robotic, 32-inch diameter, research-grade telescope. Tarleton also is rapidly expanding undergraduate and graduate programs in Fort Worth, Waco, Weatherford and Cleburne.

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www.tarleton.edu/centraltexas 254-519-5421 1901 South Clear Creek Road Killeen, Texas 76549 Tarleton State University-Central Texas was opened in 1999 as a public upper-level institution that offers bachelor’s and master’s programs at several convenient sites, including area community colleges, high schools and Fort Hood, the nation’s largest active-duty military installation. The KilleenTemple-Fort Hood Metropolitan Statistical Area is home to more than 350,000 people. Full-time enrollment continues to grow. Many students attend part time because they are serving in the military or have family and career commitments. A new campus is planned for 662 acres on land to be provided by the U.S. Army adjacent to Fort Hood.

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Established.................................... 1970 Joined A&M System........................ 1989 Fall 2008 enrollment...................... 5,856 Number of faculty............................. 271 Student/faculty ratio........................ 20:1 Average undergraduate class size.......23 Undergraduate degree programs.........32 Graduate degree programs.................31 FY 2009 operating budget........... $65.4M Colors......................... Maroon and silver

www.tamiu.edu | 956-326-2001 5201 University Boulevard Laredo, Texas 78041

Mascot..................................... Dustdevil Athletic affiliation............... Heartland Conference

Texas A&M International University is located in the city of Laredo, population 224,000, a historic cultural and commercial crossroads on the United States/Mexico border that is enjoying unprecedented growth. The stunning $160 million campus rises from former ranchland repurposed for the international empowerment of students as global citizens. The newest four-year university in Texas, TAMIU is a vibrant and diverse home to students from 30-plus countries as well as the South Texas region. It offers bachelor’s, master’s and the doctoral degree and is a collaborative partner in the continued growth and development of both Laredo and its sister city, Nuevo Laredo.

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Established ................................... 1947 Joined A&M System........................ 1989 Fall 2008 enrollment...................... 9,007 Number of faculty............................. 548 Student/faculty ratio........................ 18:1 Average undergraduate class size.......27 Undergraduate degree programs.........44 Graduate degree programs.................37 FY 2009 operating budget......... $123.8M Colors.............................Blue and Green

www.tamucc.edu | 361-825-5700 6300 Ocean Drive Corpus Christi, Texas 78412

Mascot..................................... Islanders Athletic affiliation...............Southland Conference

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, the nation’s only university located on its own island, is nestled along the Coastal Bend of South Texas. Palm-tree-lined walkways dotted with tropical flowers welcome students and visitors, and a beautifully restored beach is found at the campus entry. In 2008, the City of Corpus Christi donated 137 acres of city land for the future expansion of A&M-Corpus Christi. The land will allow the university to significantly increase its student population by moving many nonacademic facilities off the Ward Island campus, which cannot accommodate the strong growth in university enrollment. With the newly-acquired property, the university will be able to increase its enrollment capacity to 16,000 students. The university offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, including an interdisciplinary program in marine biology that allows students to earn postgraduate degrees utilizing the resources of A&M-Corpus Christi, Texas A&M University and Texas A&M University at Galveston. The program is the first of its kind in any state adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico.

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Established.................................... 1925 Joined A&M System........................ 1989 Fall 2008 enrollment*.................... 5,698 Number of faculty*........................... 458 Student/faculty ratio........................ 16:1 Average undergraduate class size.......19 Undergraduate degree programs.........49 Graduate degree programs.................47 FY 2009 operating budget......... $106.7M Colors............................... Blue and gold Mascot.....................................Javelinas

www.tamuk.edu | 361-593-2111 700 University Boulevard Kingsville, Texas 78363

Athletic affiliation............... Lone Star Conference *Does not include San Antonio campus

Texas A&M University-Kingsville is located in historic Kingsville, a city of approximately 25,000 that is home to the legendary King Ranch. Corpus Christi and its beaches are just 40 miles to the northeast and the border with Mexico is 120 miles to the south at Brownsville. Texas A&M-Kingsville also operates the Texas A&M University-Kingsville System Center-San Antonio, which provides upper-division and master’s level courses. Texas A&M-Kingsville is the oldest continuously operating public institution of higher learning in South Texas. The university recently broke ground on a new residence hall, which is expected to open in August 2009. Many other campus renovations also are being planned.

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www.tamuk.edu/sanantonio 210-932-6299 1450 Gillette Boulevard San Antonio, Texas 78224 Texas A&M University-Kingsville System Center-San Antonio opened in 2000, and now offers 19 undergraduate degree programs, including alternative teacher’s certification, and eight graduate degree programs, featuring a master’s degree in educational administration, counseling and guidance, and business administration. Now located at a temporary campus at 1450 Gillette Boulevard, the System Center will eventually be supplanted by the new Texas A&M University-San Antonio. For that campus, The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents has selected a 700-acre site located at Loop 410 and Zarzamora, on San Antonio’s South Side. The new campus is projected to open as early as the 2010-11 school year.

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Established.................................... 1910 Joined A&M System........................ 1990 Fall 2008 enrollment...................... 7,535 Number of faculty............................. 319 Student/faculty ratio........................ 19:1 Average undergraduate class size.......27 Undergraduate degree programs.........60 Graduate degree programs.................44 FY 2009 operating budget........... $98.1M Colors.........................Maroon and white

www.wtamu.edu | 806-651-0000 2501 4th Avenue Canyon, Texas 79016

Mascot...Buffaloes (Buffs and Lady Buffs) Athletic affiliation............... Lone Star Conference

West Texas A&M University encompasses more than 130 acres and is located just 15 miles south of Amarillo, population 175,000. The tree-lined residential campus dates back to the early 1900s. Even though the university is steeped in history, it continues to grow and reflect an energy for the future. WTAMU encourages students to “Discover the Buff in You” through award-winning academic programs, top-notch professors, state-of-the-art facilities and Lone Star Conference championships. It’s a place where students come to grow, learn and lead. When not in classes, students can find an abundance of shopping, movies, restaurants, art museums, sporting events and theater opportunities in nearby Amarillo. The campus also is located near the natural, rugged beauty of Palo Duro Canyon, which ranks second in size to the Grand Canyon. WTAMU professors often use it as an off-campus site for art, biology and geology classes. Amarillo Center The university’s new Amarillo Center opened in fall 2008 and offers upper level and graduate courses in a historic downtown Amarillo setting.

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Established.................................... 1889 Joined A&M System........................ 1996 Fall 2008 enrollment...................... 8,787 Number of faculty............................. 528 Student/faculty ratio........................ 18:1 Average undergraduate class size.......19 Undergraduate degree programs.........71 Graduate degree programs.................54 FY 2009 operating budget......... $100.3M

www.tamu-commerce.edu | 903-886-5102 2600 South Neal Street Commerce, Texas 75429

Colors............................... Blue and gold Mascot...........................................Lions Athletic affiliation............... Lone Star Conference

Texas A&M University-Commerce, founded in 1889, is a national leader in teacher, administrator and counselor preparation. A&M-Commerce also is recognized for its research and innovation in assisting rural schools with improving student achievement in mathematics and science. The university is nationally known for its accredited online Master of Business Administration program, and A&M-Commerce fine arts faculty and students consistently receive top awards. A&M-Commerce offers doctoral programs in counseling, educational administration, educational psychology, English, supervision, curriculum and instruction, and higher education. In addition to the campus in Commerce, the university provides students with affordable and convenient access to degree programs at the Metroplex Center in Mesquite, the Universities Center at Dallas and at Navarro College at the Corsicana and Midlothian campuses.

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Established.................................... 1971 Joined A&M System........................ 1996 Fall 2008 enrollment...................... 1,625 Number of faculty............................. 132 Student/faculty ratio........................ 14:1 Average undergraduate class size.......13 Undergraduate degree programs.........20 Graduate degree programs.................13

www.tamut.edu | 903-223-3000 2600 North Robison Road Texarkana, Texas 75501

FY 2009 operating budget . ........... $19M Colors.................. Blue, gold and maroon Mascot......................................... Eagles

Texas A&M University-Texarkana, located on the border of Texas and Arkansas, is an upper-level university serving junior, senior and graduate students. Plans are underway for the university to begin accepting freshman and sophomore students in fall 2010. The university currently draws students from Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma. Students who live in Arkansas and Oklahoma are eligible for in-state tuition rates. A new campus, being built about five miles northwest of the existing site, encompasses 375 acres of land in close proximity to Bringle Lake. The first building on the new campus, The Science & Technology Building, opened in fall 2008. Phase II, the construction of the Multipurpose Library Building, is expected to be completed in summer 2010. The Multipurpose Library Building will house the library, student union, bookstore, classrooms, faculty offices, business office, student services and administrative offices. When completed, the new campus will be able to accommodate up to 10,000 students. A&M-Texarkana also operates off-campus programs at Northeast Texas Community College near Mt. Pleasant and at the Hallsville Independent School District.

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Established.................................... 1999 Fall 2008 enrollment . ................... 1,695 Number of faculty............................. 442

www.tamhsc.edu | 979-458-7200 301 Tarrow, 7th Floor College Station, Texas 77840

Student/faculty ratio..................... 3.79:1 2008 research funding . ............. $76.5M FY 2009 operating budget . ...... $173.8M

The Texas A&M Health Science Center dedicates the collective expertise of its campus community to providing the state with highquality health education, outreach and research. Faculty, staff and students are united by a belief that all people, regardless of geography, economics or culture, deserve the benefits of compassionate care, superior science and exceptional health education. The Health Science Center teaches a small number of undergraduates, but the majority of its students are graduate, professional and advanced post-doctoral. Its seven colleges are located in communities throughout Texas: the Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas; the College of Medicine in Bryan-College Station, Corpus Christi, Round Rock, Temple and Houston; the College of Nursing in College Station; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; the Institute of Biosciences and Technology in Houston; the Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy in Kingsville; and the School of Rural Public Health in College Station. Southern regions of the state are served by the Health Science Center through its Coastal Bend Health Education Center, which reaches the 19-county region surrounding Corpus Christi and Kingsville, and the South Texas Center in McAllen. 19


Established.................................... 1887

agriliferesearch.tamu.edu | 979-845-4747 113 Jack K. Williams Administration Building 2142 TAMU College Station, Texas 77843

Number of research projects............. 587 2008 research funding.............. $176.7M Number of centers or divisions............13 FY 2009 operating budget......... $174.2M

Texas AgriLife Research, with headquarters in College Station and scientists and facilities throughout Texas, is dedicated to research and technology development in food, agriculture and natural resources. Its mission is to improve life through science and technology. In 13 research centers across the state, AgriLife Research employs some 1,300 professionals, 375 of whom are doctoral-level scientists. They conduct basic and applied research to improve the productivity, efficiency and profitability of agriculture while maintaining a sustainable environment. Through numerous collaborations, AgriLife Research is helping to strengthen the state’s position in the world market by meeting modern challenges through innovative solutions.

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Established ................................... 1914 Academic partners.............................21 Specialized research centers..............25 Research projects.......................... 3,881

tees.tamu.edu | 979-845-5828 301 Wisenbaker Engineering Research Center 3577 TAMU College Station, Texas 77843-3577

2008 research funding.............. $115.5M Collaborations.................................. 804 Industrial sponsors........................ 2,118 FY 2009 operating budget......... $108.3M

The Texas Engineering Experiment Station has been providing quality engineering research and top technology to address state and national problems for nearly 100 years. TEES partners with industries, communities, government agencies and academic institutions to find solutions to improve quality of life, foster economic development and enhance education. Research activities focus on relevant state and national needs in areas including energy, security of the nation, materials/nanotechnology, healthcare, space, workforce development and education. The agency serves Texas with headquarters in College Station and specialized research centers and regional division offices throughout the state.

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Established.................................... 1915 Number of unique programs planned with partners and collaborators... .23,287 Number of direct teaching contacts................ .22.7 million Number of counties that have an AgriLife Extension office............... 250

agrilifeextension.tamu.edu | 979-845-7800 106 Jack K. Williams Administration Building 7101 TAMU College Station, Texas 77843-7101

Number of centers..............................12 FY 2009 operating budget*.......... $113M *Excludes $31M in local operating funds from county commissioners courts.

Texas AgriLife Extension Service has a historic mission to improve the lives of people, businesses and communities across Texas and beyond through comprehensive educational outreach. Employing some 960 professional educators statewide, AgriLife Extension serves all 254 Texas counties. The agency’s expertise encompasses the broad areas of food and ďŹ ber production; marketing and policy; environmental and natural resource conservation and management; family and consumer sciences; human nutrition and health; 4-H and youth development; and community economic development. Building on the latest research, extension educators work with some 100,000 Extension-trained volunteers each year to develop and deliver programs that address locally identified issues and needs.

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texasforestservice.tamu.edu | 979-458-6606 John B. Connally Building, Suite 364 301 Tarrow Street College Station, Texas 77840

Established.................................... 1915 Number of Texas Forest Service offices................................................60 FY 2009 operating budget........... $55.4M

Texas Forest Service is recognized as the leader in defining forestry for the future of Texas and the nation through its applied programs including forest and tree development; wildfire prevention, mitigation and protection; urban and community forestry; and a host of innovative forest sustainability programs. TFS works to ensure the state’s forests, trees and related natural resources are conserved and continue to provide a sustainable flow of environmental and economic benefits. TFS employs 354 employees in 60 offices across the state, and serves as the incident management agency for state disasters. TFS is the lead agency for the state for all-hazard responses, including suppression of wildfires and the management of state disasters such as the Space Shuttle Columbia recovery and Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Ike. High-tech resources allow real-time, comprehensive, meaningful information delivery. Local governments, timber investment organizations, private landowners, corporations, emergency responders and citizens depend on the agency’s ability to gather, analyze and efficiently disseminate accurate information. 23


Established ................................... 1948 Number of educational/ outreach classes annually ............. 5,700

www.teex.org | 979-458-6800 301 Tarrow Street College Station, Texas 77840

Number of people served annually......................... 209,000 FY 2009 operating budget........... $82.6M

Texas Engineering Extension Service is an internationally recognized leader in the delivery of emergency response and workforce training, exercises, technical assistance and economic development. The agency provides customized training and technical solutions impacting homeland security, and occupational and economic development. Each year, TEEX serves more than 209,000 people representing all 50 states, every U.S. territory and 61 countries. TEEX offers programs in fire and emergency services, search and rescue, homeland security, public safety and security, public works, safety and health, and economic development. TEEX operates the world’s most comprehensive emergency operations training complex. Brayton Fire Training Field boasts 132 training stations and live-fire props, while Disaster City® is a 52-acre mock community with collapsed buildings and rubble piles for urban search and rescue training. And the Emergency Operations Training Center uses computer-based simulations for incident management training. Home to the National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center, TEEX has been preparing emergency responders to combat natural and man-made disasters since 1998. TEEX also sponsors Texas Task Force 1, which serves as a state and federal urban search and rescue team, and oversees Texas’ swift water rescue program.

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Established.................................... 1950 Number of research centers................12 2008 research funding................ $59.6M

tti.tamu.edu | 979-845-1713 3135 TAMU College Station, Texas 77843-3135

Number of statewide locations with offices........................................10 FY 2009 operating budget.......... .$52.1M

Texas Transportation Institute has led research efforts to address major issues facing transportation in Texas and the nation for nearly 60 years. TTI’s cooperative relationship with the Texas Department of Transportation, combined with its status as a member of The Texas A&M University System, has led to the institute’s research, education and technology transfer. Boasting a statewide transportation research network that is second to none, TTI partners with universities and communities to improve transportation around the state, which in turn has a direct effect on the economy, safety, mobility and other quality-of-life factors for all Texans.

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TEXAS VETERINARY MEDICAL DIAGNOSTIC LABORATORY

TEXAS A&M SYSTEM

tvmdlweb.tamu.edu | 979-845-9000 1 Sippel Road 4471 TAMU College Station,Texas 77843

Established.................................... 1967 Annual caseload........................ 220,000 Number of laboratories.........................4 FY 2009 operating budget........... $20.6M

Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory was established by the Texas Legislature in 1967 to perform diagnostic testing for the livestock and poultry industries, with a focus on identifying disease and facilitating commerce in livestock. Over the years, TVMDL’s mission has expanded to include pari-mutuel drug testing for the Texas Racing Commission; companion animal testing to enhance the detection of zoonotic diseases, which are transmissible from animals to humans; and overseeing the Salmonella Pullorum-Typhoid Program, Texas’ complement to the National Poultry Improvement Plan. TVMDL receives more than 220,000 annual submissions from across Texas, surrounding states and nations worldwide, and runs approximately 1.4 million tests per year. TVMDL has two full-service laboratories: one at its headquarters in College Station and another in Amarillo. The College Station facility houses the state’s only Biosafety Level 3 veterinary diagnostic lab, which is equipped to respond to high consequence animal and zoonotic diseases. TVMDL also operates two poultry laboratories in Center and Gonzales. TVMDL’s state-of-the-art testing capabilities and staff expertise make it a premier veterinary diagnostic laboratory system.

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Frequently Asked Questions What is The Texas A&M University System? The A&M System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation. Through a statewide network of nine universities, seven state agencies and a comprehensive health science center, the A&M System educates more than 109,000 students and reaches another 15 million people through service each year. Externally funded research brings in $676 million every year and helps drive the state’s economy.

When was the A&M System established? The Texas A&M University System was officially recognized in 1948. The original members were Texas A&M University, Prairie View A&M University, Tarleton State University, Texas Forest Service, Texas Engineering Experiment Station, Texas Engineering Extension Service, Texas AgriLife Extension Service (formerly Texas Cooperative Extension) and Texas AgriLife Research (formerly Texas Agricultural Experiment Station). Today, the Texas A&M System provides oversight and leadership for nine universities, seven state agencies and a health science center. Its role is governed by the state’s education code (Title 3, chiefly Ch. 51, Sec. 51.353 and Ch. 85, Sec. 85.17). Responsibilities include systemwide planning, coordination and execution of the policies of The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents.

What does “A” and “M” stand for? Texas A&M, the state’s first public institution of higher education, was opened on Oct. 4, 1876, as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas. Both Texas A&M and PVAMU, which also was founded in 1876, owe their origin to the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890, which established the nation’s land-grant college system.

The A&M System is the state’s land-grant system. What does that mean? A land-grant college or university is an institution that has been designated by its state legislature or Congress to receive the benefits of the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890. The original mission of these institutions, as set forth in the first Morrill Act, was to teach agriculture, military tactics and the mechanical arts as well as classical studies so that members of the working classes could obtain a practical education. The A&M System’s agencies, which conduct research and bring practical applications of research findings to the people of Texas, also came out of the land-grant system. There is now at least one landgrant institution in every state and territory of the United States, as well as in the District of Columbia.

How is the A&M System governed? The A&M System is governed by a nine-member Board of Regents, appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Texas Senate for six-year terms. A nonvoting student member was added in 2006. The A&M System chancellor oversees the day-to-day administration, and each of the A&M System’s 17 members has a president, CEO or director.

What is the mission of the A&M System? The mission of The Texas A&M University System is to provide education, conduct research, commercialize technology, offer training and deliver services for the people of Texas and beyond through its universities, state agencies and health science center.

Does the A&M System have a central admissions office? No. Students must contact directly the preferred A&M System institution’s admission office. Information about these institutions can be found on the system’s website, www.tamus.edu.

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Universities Texas A&M University Prairie View A&M University Tarleton State University Texas A&M International University Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Texas A&M University-Kingsville West Texas A&M University Texas A&M University-Commerce Texas A&M University-Texarkana Texas A&M Health Science Center

Agencies Texas AgriLife Research Texas Engineering Experiment Station Texas AgriLife Extension Service Texas Forest Service Texas Engineering Extension Service Texas Transportation Institute Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

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