McTeer replaces Benton Cocanougher, who assumed the position of interim chancellor in September 2003 when then-Chancellor Howard Graves stepped down from the post due to his declining health.
"It has been a privilege to serve as the interim chancellor for The Texas A&M University System for the past fourteen months," said Cocanougher
."I appreciate more than I can express the support and encouragement that I have received both from within the organization and from the external constituencies of the system.The A&M System is agreat resource for the State and the Nation; and I am confident that thefuture will bring exciting progress for the system and its members."Cocanougher stated that he looks forward to returning to the Mays School of Business where he holds the position of dean emeritus and A.P. & Earline Wiley Professor.
"We were very fortunate to have a man of Benton Cocanougher's character and experience to hold the reigns of the A&M System," said board vice chairman Erle Nye."His
management skills and knowledge of the A&M System have proven invaluable in getting the system through this transition period.We are substantially indebted to Benton