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John Sharp The Texas A&M University System John B. Connally Building, 7th Floor 301 Tarrow College Station, Texas 77840-7896 (979) 458-6000 fax (979) 458-6044

John Sharp
The Texas A&M University System
Moore/Connally Building, 7th Floor
301 Tarrow
College Station, Texas 77840-7896
(979) 458-6000
fax (979) 458-6044
chancellor@tamus.edu

The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation with a budget of $6.3 billion. The System is a statewide network of 11 universities; a comprehensive health science center; eight state agencies, including the Texas Division of Emergency Management; and the RELLIS Campus. The Texas A&M System educates more than 151,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. System-wide, research and development expenditures exceeded $1 billion in FY 2019 and helped drive the state’s economy.

Career
2011-present Chancellor, The Texas A&M University System
2005 Texas Tax Reform Commission
1999-2011 Principal, Ryan LLC
1990-1998 Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
1986-1990 Texas Railroad Commissioner
1982-1986 Member, Texas Senate
1978-1982 Member, Texas House of Representatives
Military Service
1973 Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army Reserves
Education
1976 Master’s Degree, Public Administration, Southwest Texas State University
1972 Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Texas A&M University