Academic Hussey Named as A&M's Interim President 12/15/13
December 15, 2013
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Mark Hussey has been named interim president
of Texas A and M University.
Texas A and M University System regents voted unanimously Saturday to
appoint Hussey, who comes from an academic background, to lead the
Hussey has been the system's vice chancellor and A&M's dean for the College
of Agriculture and Life Sciences since 2008.
A and M System Chancellor John Sharp says Hussey won't seek the post
permanently. He begins January 14th.
A and M faculty leaders had been bracing for the possibility that the
regents would choose someone from outside of academia at a time when A and M is
enjoying record enrollment and a resurgent football program.
Governor Rick Perry, a former A&M student, had thrown his support behind Guy
Diedrich, the A and M system's vice chancellor for strategic initiatives who
didn't come from the classroom.