DATE:  July 14, 2005
CONTACT: Dan Viola, Athletics Director, (361) 825-5541; Dr. Trent Hill, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, (361) 825-5749  

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WHO:      Dr. Flavius Killebrew, A&M-Corpus Christi University President; Tom Burnett, Southland Conference Commissioner; Dr. Randy Moffett, Southland Conference Board Chairman; Elizabeth Dalton, Southland Conference Board; and Dr. Larry Teis, Southland Conference Board

WHAT:     Q&A Session for Media

WHEN:     Friday, July 15 at 2:45 p.m.  

WHERE:  American Bank Center Arena, Media Entrance on Resaca St. Call Liberty Swift, media relations manager,
              at 510-5514 for an escort to the meeting location.

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and Southland Conference to Continue Discussions on Membership

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi President Flavius Killebrew and members of the Southland Conference Board will meet with members of the media on Friday, July 15 at 2:45 p.m. at the American Bank Center Arena to answer questions concerning the University’s application to join the Southland Conference (SLC).

Southland Conference Commissioner Tom Burnett and members of the Southland Conference Board of Regents are scheduled to arrive in Corpus Christi on Thursday, July 14 and will spend Friday meeting with University officials and touring the athletic facilities on campus and at the American Bank Center Arena.    

Currently, the Islander men’s tennis team is the only A&M-CC athletic program which competes in the SLC, winning the conference championship the last two years.