John SharpChancellor John Sharp ’72 earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Texas A&M University, where he was a member of Squadron 6, the Corps staff of the Corps of Cadets, and the 1972 rugby team. He also was elected sophomore class president, student life chairman, Muster chairman, and student body president.

Upon graduation, Sharp was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve.

He later earned a master’s in public administration from Texas State University. He is a distinguished alumnus from both universities.

Sharp served more than three decades as a state legislator, senator, railroad commissioner and comptroller before becoming a partner at Ryan & Company. He became Chancellor of The Texas A&M University System in 2011.

Sharp was married to Charlotte Sharp for 42 years before her passing in 2020. They have a daughter, Victoria; a son, Spencer; and two granddaughters, Simone and Freya.

Today Sharp is married to Diana Atchison Sharp, who has sons, Cas and Cullen; daughter Courtney Harvey; and grandchildren, Corr, Palmer, Annabel and Max.

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