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DATE:  November 8, 2005
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Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi President/CEO Elected Vice President of Association of Texas College and Universities
Dr. Flavius Killebrew installed at organization’s annual meeting in San Antonio

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi President/CEO Flavius Killebrew was installed as vice president of the Association of Texas Colleges and Universities (ATCU) at the organization’s annual meeting in San Antonio recently.

Ballots were mailed to ATCU members in September and the results announced at the conference. Dr. Killebrew will serve as vice president for the 2005-2006 year and president for the 2006-2007 year. The following year, he will serve on the ATCU executive board as past president.

“Dr. Killebrew is stepping into a leadership role with the ATCU at a very exciting time,” said Martha M. Ellis, 2005-2006 Association president and president of Lee College in Baytown. “Dr. Killebrew’s ATCU colleagues—fellow presidents and chancellors from public and independent colleges and universities—know that his extensive service within the Texas A&M University system will serve ATCU well as the organization forges new goals and objectives.”

Formed in 1916 with 29 charter members, the ATCU is the largest organization of college and university leaders in the state. Its membership includes more than 90 institutions from public and independent colleges and universities, junior and community colleges, health science centers and medical schools. Each institution is represented in the organization by the chief executive officer.

“I am honored to have been elected to this important position and look forward to the opportunity to work with other members of the largest organization of college and university leaders in the state,” said Killebrew. “As with A&M-Corpus Christi, the member schools are facing new and exciting challenges in the coming years, and these matters of common interest will be my highest priority.”