The following is a news release from Texas A&M. KBTX is working to gather more details on these new developments:
Texas A&M has announced that Eric Hyman, athletic director since 2012, will be leaving his position at the university.
Hyman was formerly the athletic director at VMI, Miami University (OH), TCU and the University of South Carolina as well as the President of the IA Athletic Directors Association.
Hyman was hired to help Texas A&M’s transition into the SEC.
“I want to thank Eric for the service he has provided Texas A&M during his time as athletic director,” said President Michael K. Young.
“He has shown a high level of integrity and professionalism in his role as AD and improved both our student-athlete academic and athletic performance through facility improvements, nutritional enhancement through the RC Slocum Nutritional center and preparation for life after college through upgrading the Life Skills program. His relationships and insights within the Southeastern Conference have been extraordinarily helpful to Texas A&M Athletics along with his five-year strategic plan. I fully expect Eric to make a positive impact in whatever endeavor he pursues next.”
Hyman’s leadership and focus on academics for student-athlete wellbeing on and off the field has resulted in an increase in the overall GPA and APR as well as effectively integrating the program into the SEC, the nation’s most competitive conference.
In addition to competing at the highest level, his goal has been to prepare Texas A&M student –athletes academically to become leaders off the playing field.
“I appreciate my time here at Texas A&M University and I am proud of our student-athletes’ achievements both on the field and in the classroom,” said Eric Hyman.
“The best part of an AD’s job is forming wonderful relationships with student-athletes, colleagues, former students and Texas A&M has been no exception. I will always value my time here and the friendships I have made with Aggies. I wish Texas A&M University nothing but continued success.”
President Young will be directly involved in the hiring of a new athletic director and updates about the position will be shortly forthcoming.
Hyman will continue in his role as athletic director until a new AD is hired.