In conjunction with the department’s centennial activities, we are establishing a leadership team with the intent of raising funds that will provide a margin of excellence for the department over the coming decades. This leadership team is patterned after programs in the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences and Engineering. In today’s fiscal environment, annual budgets cover the basic salary and operations for the department, but no funds remain to provide the activities that will distinguish Texas A&M from other departments in the discipline. The efforts and contributions of this group will be focused on our second century of activity.
The document below provides a draft of the objectives and structure for this leadership team. Formation of this team is underway, and you are invited to participate. Operational practices will be finalized once a membership of at least 10 individuals is available.