Texas A&M Scholars Gather for State-of-the-University Address

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Stepping in line with tradition, members of Texas A&M's faculty, staff, and administration marched to the beat of Aggie pride.

The human centipede made its way to the annual Academic Convocation where they received the executive assessment on Texas A&M from its leader.

"As Interim President taking stock of where we are and looking to our future might seem somewhat problematic to some," Davis said. "However, at this great institution it is both an essential and invigorating."

During his state of the university address, Davis expressed how proud he is in how the university body as a whole handled numerous challenges over the course of a year.

Davis said despite the changes, everyone has remained on board to achieve A&M's key objectives.

One of the biggest--increasing the diversity of the faculty and student body.

Davis said he is pleased with minority recruitment efforts but stressed more work needs to be done for the sake of a better A&M.

"When we increase our numbers and provide nurturing climate for diversity we add value to the Aggie experience," Davis said.

As parting words, Davis wanted those who make A&M what it is, to be encouraged.

"Let's take a moment and enjoy our success," Davis said. "All of you have made it so. Thank you for all you do and have a great year."