After much consideration of this information as well as the evaluation of potential candidates, I have decided to recommend to the Board of Regents that Mr. Joseph F. Weber '72 serve as Texas A&M's next Vice President for Student Affairs.
Support for Mr. Weber
has come via recommendations from numerous former students and friends of Texas A&M
.Through my personal interactions with him in recent days, I have experienced firsthand the passion and energy he will bring to Student Affairs, and I truly believe he is the right person to serve in this capacity at this time in our university's history.Mr. Weber has a distinguished career with the U.S. Marine Corps, having served in various capacities, most recently as the head of the Marine Corps Forces Command.His
background and experience are a testament to his
tremendous leadership skills, as well as his
abilities as an effective administrator in large, complex organizations.You don't get to lead one of the three major commands in the Marine Corps - responsible for 74,000 people and an $80 million budget - if you don't know how to plan, implement, and achieve results.Joe
is greatly admired by the diverse population of Marines under his
command.They see him as a person of great character and integrity, who is caring and passionate for doing what is right for those under his
In addition, Joe
is an Aggie through and through.He
wife Brenda are absolutely dedicated to Texas A&M
, and they have passed that love for the university to their children: Clint '98 and Julie '01.Through their children, the Webers have been actively involved in the Corps of Cadets, Muster, Greek Life and even Vision 2020.It is obvious that Joe
understands Texas A&M's traditions and values, and he
is committed to preserving them for future generations of Aggies.He
is also a leader who has dedicated his
life to the development and mentoring of young people.In a letter of support, our own state Senator Steve Ogden said that Joe was a "talented leader of impeccable character" and offered his unqualified endorsement for him to serve as Vice President for Student Affairs.
Pending approval by the Board of Regents this Friday, August 15th, I ask that you help me welcome Joe
and Brenda Weber to Texas A&M next week.
They are already part of the Aggie Family, and I have no doubt that Joe
will serve our students with the same dedication and passion that we expect from someone who has a distinguished career in serving our country.
Thank you, and Gig 'Em!
I served under General Weber
in the 11th Marines
was widely admired and respected.He
identifies well with people and never forgets a name.