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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

As chancellor, John Sharp serves as chief executive officer of the A&M System under the direction of the Board of Regents. The A&M System is a statewide network of 11 universities, seven state agencies, two service units and a comprehensive health science center that educates more than 131,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. Externally funded research expenditures exceed $820 million and help 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