DATE:  March 13, 2006       
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Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi President/CEO Flavius Killebrew Appointed to AASCU Council of State Representatives

Dr. Flavius Killebrew, president/CEO of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, has been appointed to the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Council of State Representatives, a position he will hold through Dec. 31, 2007.

The Council of State Representatives is responsible for helping to formulate and recommend the Public Policy Agenda to the Association, and to assist staff in carrying out the Agenda through contacts with stakeholders and members. The Council serves as in immediate resource for advice when matters of public policy emerge. Council members may be asked to provide quick turnaround responses on federal or state legislative matters of immediate concern or to advise staff on topical issues of public policy that may affect public colleges and universities. The Council usually meets twice a year, once during the annual AASCU meeting, and at a mid-year meeting that includes updates on legislation and current higher education policy issues. The next Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 12 through Friday, April 14 in Washington D.C.
Killebrew, a native of Canadian, Texas, became the tenth president of A&M-Corpus Christi in January 2005. Prior to joining the University, Killebrew served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) from 1994-2004, where he was responsible for the administration of all academic and research programs, including the colleges, University library, continuing education, enrollment management, planning and analysis, and grants and special projects.

He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from WTAMU in 1971 and 1972, respectively, and received a doctorate in zoology from the University of Arkansas in 1976.