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Board of Regents Meeting Update


In an effort to keep you up to date on actions taken by The Texas A&M System Board of Regents that pertain to Tarleton, here’s a recap of the meeting that concluded today (Thursday).

New public health degree:

The board approved the establishment of a new bachelor of science in public health degree and authorization to submit the request to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). This degree will focus on emerging careers in public health generated by the increased emphasis on preventative and proactive care with the goal of improving the quality of life and reducing overall health care costs.

Two new engineering degrees:

The regents also approved the establishment of a new bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering and a new bachelor of science degree in civil engineering, along with authorization to submit the requests to the THECB. Both degrees will prepare students for employment, graduate school and/or licensure in engineering or similar fields. Instruction will be primarily on-campus, face-to-face delivery on the Stephenville campus. Some content may be shared across The Texas A&M University System.

Regent’s Professor Award:

Congratulations to Dr. Chris Guthrie for being named a Texas A&M University System Regent’s Professor.  Dr. Guthrie is such a deserving member of our faculty who consistently demonstrates a dedication to teaching excellence and commitment to our students.

Emeritus status:

Join me in congratulating longtime Tarleton professor Dr. Dan Collins on being named Dean Emeritus of the College of Business Administration.

New police officers:

Finally, the board confirmed the appointment of three new Tarleton police officers: Alvin J. Allcon, Stacy A. Fullagar and Joe C. Killingsworth.

As president, I want to thank you for your efforts to enhance the success of our students.


F. Dominic Dottavio, Ph.D.