Ethics in Leadership

Thursday, November 10, 2016 Carl Trovall is the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Associate Professor of Philosophy and History at Concordia University Texas. He has also served as pastor of Faith Lutheran Church, Laredo, TX, and campus pastor at Concordia University Texas and at the University of Texas. Carl teaches a variety of courses at CTX including: Political Theory & Ideologies, The History of Mexico, and Introductory Honors courses. His professional interests include public theology and ethics, contemporary Christian ethics, Latino/a Studies, History of Mexico, Liberation Theology, Immigration, Relations of Church and Civil Society, Bioethics, and the …

Crazy Cool Technology Trends

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Stephen Mason – Intellectual Property Attorney, and Larry Warnock – Software Executive, will lead a panel discussion on some exciting technology developments and trends that will impact Texas businesses and the State’s economy. The two hosts will have three guests from across a range of tech fields. Some crazy cool stuff will be presented. Joyce Durst – Founder of Growth Acceleration Partners will discuss the “internet of things” (IOT) and “virtual reality” (VR); and we aren’t just talking about that stupid Pokémon GO. Branndon Stewart – CEO of Outbound Engine will discuss the changing landscape of …

Texas Legislative Update and Higher Education

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 State Representative Paul D. Workman has served the people of House District 47 in the Texas House of Representatives since January 2011. House District 47 includes most of western Travis County as well as portions of southern Travis County. Representative Workman serves as Vice Chairman of the House Select Committee on State & Federal Power & Responsibility. He also serves as a member of the Committee on Natural Resources and the Committee on Insurance. Representative Workman serves by appointment on The Energy Council, which helps facilitate the development of national energy policy matters among the Southwestern …

Texas A&M University from the President’s Office

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Michael K. Young became the 25th President of Texas A&M University on May 1, 2015, bringing a proven track record of academic leadership. As president and tenured Professor of Law at the University of Washington from 2011 to 2015, he led the nation’s top public university in competing for federal research funding, as well as its ambitious plan to double the number of new companies based on UW research. He also launched the Global Innovation Exchange, a partnership in the State of Washington between the University of Washington, a major Chinese university and European universities. The …

A&M Qatar Discussion & Update

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 Dr. Mark H. Weichold is an electrical engineer and has worked for General Dynamics Ft. Worth Division, Motorola in Austin, TX and the U.S. Army Electronic Technology and Devices Laboratory in Ft. Monmouth, NJ. He joined the Electrical Engineering faculty at Texas A&M University in 1982 and now holds the title of Professor. His research interests include electron device fabrication process development, device design and characterization. He has authored more than 80 journal articles, conference papers and scientific reports and holds three US patents. At the University’s main campus, he served as the Dean of Undergraduate …

A&M System Update

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 John Sharp was appointed chancellor of The Texas A&M University System by the Board of Regents on Sept. 6, 2011. As chancellor, Sharp leads the 19-member system, which has an annual budget of $4.2 billion. Enrollment at the A&M System’s 11 universities and health science center has grown to more than 137,000, and externally funded research expenditures are in excess of $932 million. The system’s flagship, Texas A&M University, stands among the nation’s top research universities for total research expenditures and is the only Texas institution of higher education listed in the National Science Foundation’s top …