From the Office of State Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 15, 2011
CONTACT: Arturo Ballesteros
(512) 463-0120 office
(512) 810-1294 cell

Statement by Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa

on naming of John Sharp as next Chancellor of Texas A&M University System

"I have often said that education is the greatest equalizer that allows all Texans to reach their full potential, achieve economic success, and contribute to the growth and prosperity of this state. The individuals that lead our institutions of higher education have a tremendous responsibility for attracting and retaining the best talent and making sure that students receive a top-notch education. That is why I am pleased that the regents of the Texas A&M University System have chosen John Sharp as their next Chancellor.

"I am confident that his extensive experience and well-known ability to innovate will help bring about exciting opportunities for the students, faculty, employees, and the Texas A&M Campuses around the state such as Texas A&M Corpus Christi and the Texas A&M School of Rural Public Health in my district.

"Sharp's appointment is great news Texas and especially for South Texas given his familiarity with the needs of our students and the huge potential that exists for expanding educational opportunities in this area."

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