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Albrecht Takes Position at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

June 4, 2012

CONTACT:    Gloria Gallardo, Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi, 361-331-5093

Albrecht Takes Position at Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi

CANYON, Texas—Dr. Don Albrecht, vice president for Student Affairs at West Texas A&M University, has been named vice president for Student Engagement and Success at Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi. He will join the A&M—Corpus Christi campus community in early to mid-July.

“I’m confident that Dr. Albrecht will help the Island University and our students reach our goals of retention and engagement,” Flavius Killebrew, president at Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi, said. “Dr. Albrecht has a long history of Dr. Don Albrechthelping students achieve their goals, and I know he will also excel in his responsibility to look out for the welfare of our growing student body.”

Albrecht joined the WTAMU administration in 1992 as associate dean of Student Services. In 1993, he was named vice president for Student Affairs.

“Dr. Albrecht has made significant contributions to enhancing the quality of campus life at WTAMU and creating an exceptional learning environment for WT students,” WTAMU president J. Patrick O’Brien said. “We wish him and Roxie the best as they pursue this new chapter in their lives. We will miss them both.”

Before coming to WTAMU, Albrecht worked with Student Activities at Texas A&M University from September 1977 to August 1985, first as assistant director then as associate director. He also served as director of Student Activities at Baylor University in 1985 and became assistant dean in 1987.

“It is a tremendous honor to be named the vice president for Student Engagement and Success at Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi, and I am excited for this new opportunity to help students achieve their educational goals. My wife and I look forward to arriving on the island and joining the campus community,” Albrecht said.

Albrecht graduated from Texas A&M University in 1976 with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He earned his Master of Education degree from Texas A&M in 1977 and in August 1989 was awarded his Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration, also from Texas A&M University.



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Kristopher Ellis
on 6.4.2012

Don is a great asset to the Texas A&M, and a huge influence on the WT campus in Canyon. In my 4 years on campus, Dr. Albrecht always made himself available to students and offered sound advice. He never met someone who wouldn't call him friend, and he never forgot a face! He will truly be missed on campus!