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Tue Dec 16, 2014, 03:33 PM

Regents to consider renaming Texas A&M's Academic Building for Gov. Rick Perry

The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents will meet Thursday to consider naming the 100-year-old Academic Building after Gov. Rick Perry.

Pending a vote of approval from the regents, the building will be renamed the "Governor Rick Perry '72 Building," according to a Monday filing by the university with the secretary of state's office, and as the Texas Tribune first reported Tuesday morning. Regents will also consider honoring Perry for his "outstanding dedication and service" as governor.

A&M Interim President Mark Hussey said in a statement: "The authority to name campus facilities has always been the ultimate responsibility of The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents. In this particular case, I was asked to provide input regarding a possible building naming opportunity to honor Governor Rick Perry for his support of Texas A&M and service to the entire State of Texas. I am supportive of honoring Governor Perry and I asked the Development Strategy Council to provide me input for the Board's consideration. I provided that information to the Chairman of the Board of Regents.

Perry is expected to deliver the commencement convocation speech for Texas A&M graduates at Rudder Auditorium on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Read more: http://www.theeagle.com/news/a_m/regents-to-consider-renaming-texas-a-m-s-academic-building/article_953492ae-8543-11e4-b95e-e3ba403dec6a.html

[font color=maroon]I could understand renaming the animal husbandry building after Perry, but renaming the academic building for him after his dismal GPA is inappropriate. They might also want to wait on renaming any buildings for Perry until after a jury decides whether he is guilty on the two felony charges for which he was indicted.[/font]

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Tue Dec 16, 2014, 06:29 PM

1. I can hear the Aggie jokes now. (nt)

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