A&M Likely to Name Student Affairs VP; General Recommended

A Friday conference call with Texas A&M regents could lead to the naming of a new vice president for student affairs at the College Station campus.

A&M President Elsa Murano announced retired Marine Corps Lieutenant General Joseph Weber will be her recommendation to regents. News 3 first reported Weber was a top candidate.

Weber most recently served as commander of Marine Forces Command. Weber graduated from Texas A&M and was commissioned in 1972. A classmate of his was Texas Governor Rick Perry.

"Support for Mr. Weber has come via recommendations from numerous former students and friends of Texas A&M," Murano said in a statement. "Through my personal interactions with him in recent days, I have experienced firsthand the passion and energy he will bring to Student Affairs, and I truly believe he is the right person to serve in this capacity at this time in our university’s history."

A link to Murano's full statement is below.

The Board of Regents will recess to executive session near the beginning of its 9 a.m. meeting, with the only item on the agenda being a discussion on the open vice presidential spot.

Dean Bresciani resigned his post in late June after he was asked to step down by university leaders, that according to an internal e-mail. Bresciani had been with Texas A&M since 2004.

David Parrott, Bresciani's number two, has been serving as the interim vice president.

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