Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Texas A&M-Kingsville President Named to Texas A&M System Research Advisory Board

KINGSVILLE - November 08, 2012

Contact: Adriana Garza-Flores
adriana.garza@tamuk.edu or 361-593-4979


Texas A&M University-Kingsville president Dr. Steven Tallant has been appointed by Texas A&M System chancellor John Sharp to serve as the first system campus representative on the newly created Texas A&M System Office of Sponsored Research Services (OSRS) Advisory Board.

            The advisory board will meet regularly and provide guidance to the OSRS, which aids A&M System member institutions and agencies in the processing of proposals for sponsored projects, including grant submissions to funding agencies and post-award administrative assistance throughout the duration of the project. The OSRS aims to increase efficiencies system-wide.

             “It is a great endeavor to maximize research efforts, while being more efficient. I am extremely honored to serve on this advisory board,” Tallant said. “It is a real testament to the level of research we do at this campus and the confidence the chancellor has in our institution in the area of research.”

            Tallant will join M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering and director of the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station; Mark Hussey, Texas A&M University vice chancellor and dean of agriculture and life sciences; R. Bowen Loftin, president of Texas A&M University; and E.J. “Jere” Pederson, acting president of the Texas A&M Health Science Center. Tallant will serve as the first president in a rotating position that will represent the 10 other system universities on the board. 

            “I’m looking forward to being an advocate for the interests of all the campuses,” Tallant said.

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