Texas A&M president to step down in January
- Texas A&M University President Dr. R. Bowen Loftin announced Friday that he will step down January 13, 2014.
- Loftin served as interim president for eight months prior to his hiring in February 2010, and under his leadership, enrollment has grown beyond 50,000 students and the university has merged with the Health Science Center and acquired Texas Wesleyan Law School.
- Loftin plans to return to the school's faculty as a tenured professor in the Dwight Look College of Engineering's Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and a national search for his replacement will be launched by Chancellor John Sharp.
From the article:
... In a statement, Dr. Loftin offered the following:
“Since returning to Texas A&M in 2005 as a Vice President, my greatest joy has always been found in our students. My love for them and for this extraordinary institution has never been stronger. That being said, I do miss the opportunity to teach and do research—activities that have characterized my long career in higher education. I look forward to teaching and mentoring 'my' students and to leading multidisciplinary research teams in creating new knowledge and transforming that knowledge into useful applications." ...
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