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Mark Welsh Named Sole Finalist For Texas A&M University President

The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents unanimously approved Mark A. Welsh III on Friday as the sole finalist for the position of President of Texas A&M University.

“The Board is confident in General Welsh’s abilities to take Texas A&M to even greater heights,” Chairman Bill Mahomes said. “Everything points to him being the perfect person for this pivotal moment in the history of our beloved flagship.”

Chancellor John Sharp recommended to regents in a special-called meeting that Welsh become the sole finalist to lead the university.

Under state law, regents must name a finalist at least 21 days prior to making an appointment final at a subsequent meeting.

Sharp said he has been impressed with Welsh’s service as A&M’s interim president since July.


“Even in an interim role, General Welsh has moved decisively and effectively to advance the university’s mission,” Sharp said. “He has earned the trust of faculty, staff, students and former students and added to his long-standing reputation as a thoughtful, common-sense and collaborative leader.”

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