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Fri Jul 12, 2013, 04:18 PM

Could Perry be the next president? A&M president to resign in January.

Texas A&M University President R. Bowen Loftin has announced that he intends to step down in January.

Loftin, 64, was named the 24th president of A&M in February 2010. In a press release sent out by the university on Friday, Loftin announced his intent to serve as a tenured professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering in the Dwight Look College of Engineering. Loftin also plans to establish an institute at A&M to will focus on advanced, state-of-the-art modeling and simulation in human behavioral modeling in terrorist organizations and the spread of diseases among human and animal populations.

“That being said, I do miss the opportunity to teach and do research — activities that have characterized my long career in higher education,” Loftin said in a prepared statement released Friday. “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.”

Loftin, A&M class of 1970, helped guide Texas A&M through its transition from the Big XII to the Southeastern athletic conference.

More at http://www.theeagle.com/news/local/article_446aa6c0-eb10-11e2-9058-0019bb2963f4.html .

Could this be Rick's next job? How would this affect the double-dipper's retirement pay?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 04:20 PM

1. Texas A&M has far too good a reputation to risk it on an imbecile like Perry. (imo, at least)

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Fri Jul 12, 2013, 04:55 PM

2. Texas A&M is a land grant institution. Perry is opposed to the very notion of federal and state

taxpayer support of higher education, being a RWer. If they hire him, he will set about destroying the school's budget and do every thing he can to privatize it.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Jul 12, 2013, 11:53 PM

3. Die-Hard Conservative Aggies Do Not Want him

at the university. First of all, he's not educationally qualified. I bet they'll threaten to withhold money to get their way on this, too.

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