By Scott Harvey
Commerce – The university flag at A&M-Commerce is at half staff Thursday in memory of Carroll Austin, wife of 8th university President Charles J. Austin.
University officials learned this week that Mrs. Austin passed away August 19 in Muncie, Indiana.
Carroll was a Reach to Recovery volunteer for twelve years and served on two American Cancer Society Boards in Statesboro, Georgia and in Hunt County. She started the Louise Drake Garden Club in Commerce.
Her husband served as president of East Texas State University from 1982 to 1986.