Texas A&M System regents gave a thumbs up to the Fiscal Year 2009 budget, which tops $3 billion. That just shy of a four percent increase over last year.
If you break it down by university, the College Station campus gets the majority. About 57 percent of the total budget will go to pay personnel.
He'll still be with Texas A&M's School of Rural Public Health, but Ciro Sumaya is no longer its dean.
At Friday morning's meeting, the board approved the dismissal of the founding dean of the school, though he will remain as a faculty member. The board would not discuss the reason for the move.
A representative of the A&M Hispanic Network spoke out against the manner which Sumaya was being relieved of his duties. He reportedly received word of the change May 30th and was given options to step down, but when he did not act quick enough for Health Science Center officials, he was immediately relieved.
In other personnel moves, regents approved the appointment of Jeff Vitter as the new provost of the College Station campus.
Vitter comes from Purdue University, where he was the dean of science. He says he has been impressed by A&M and its optimism for the future.
"I'm excited by the opportunity to help the university join together in a variety of ways to foster its land-grant mission of research, education and service," Vitter said in an A&M press release.
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