New Adviser Seeks Out the Young Conservatives of Texas

By: kbtxnews Email
By: kbtxnews Email

On Tuesday, November 25, 2008, the Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT) at Texas A&M University (TAMU) selected Dr. Emily Sparvero to serve as their faculty adviser. YCT is once again a recognized student organization and meets all requirements set forth by the university for all student organizations.

Sparvero contacted YCT and volunteered to be its advisor after reading in the Battalion about Professor John Fike’s resignation. She teaches sport finance in the Department of Health & Kinesiology. She signed on with the organization on Tuesday saying, “It is important that proponents of limited government and personal responsibility have a voice on college campuses. I am proud to support YCT in their efforts to promote conservative ideals and contribute to the diverse political dialogue here at Texas A&M.”

YCT wishes Professor Fike well, who served as the organization’s adviser since spring of 2008. “We thank Dr. Fike for helping us get newly reestablished, but YCT is happy to be moving forward with an adviser who understands and best represents our values,” said Tony Listi, the YCT chapter chairman. The Young Conservatives of Texas at A&M will continue to fight for conservative values and oppose liberalism on campus by educating students and the public, participating in campus activism, and advocating conservative public policy.

Young Conservatives of Texas, a non-partisan conservative youth organization, has been fighting for conservative values for more than a quarter century in the Lone Star State and publishes the most respected ratings of the Texas Legislature. YCT currently has chapters at Texas A&M, Baylor University, Texas Tech, University of Texas, UT San Antonio, UT Arlington, University of North Texas and Texas State University. ( “The Young Conservatives of Texas at Texas A&M University: A Recognized Student Organization of Texas A&M” (

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