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Dr. Flavius Killebrew Presented with Resolution for University Achievements

December 20, 2012

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – During the fall 2012 commencement, State Rep. Todd Hunter presented a resolution to Dr. Flavius C. Killebrew honoring him for his achievements as President and CEO of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. A flag was flown at the Texas State Capitol in Austin to honor Dr. Killebrew and the recent graduates of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

The resolution highlighted Dr. Killebrew’s success, including increasing enrollment from nearly 8,400 students to more than 10,500 from across the country and around the world; accommodating the needs of a growing student population; and his work with the City of Corpus Christi to arrange for the transfer of 137 acres of city land to the University, a donation that expanded the school’s total area by more than half.

Other highlights of Dr. Killebrew’s tenure include the creation of a Mechanical Engineering Program and the opening of the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies. Since taking office, Dr. Killebrew has overseen more than $250 million in new construction. Among the projects completed have been an alumni welcome center and new homes for the College of Business and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, as well as a tennis complex, a soccer and track stadium, and the school’s first parking garage.

Dr. Killebrew, who has been president of the Island University since January 2005, has overseen the adoption of the 10-year master plan, Momentum 2015, which has established a key set of principles to guide future growth.

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