A&M System Chancellor to step down

College Station – Texas A&M University System Chancellor Mike McKinney has announced his resignation, effective July 1.

In a statement issued Tuesday, McKinney, who's served at the post since November 2006, said he plans to continue as Chancellor through the end of the Legislative Session.

He notes that during his tenure, enrollment at the System's member institutions has increased from 103,000 to nearly 120,000 students. Research expenditures over this same period have increased 33.7 percent to more than $772 million, and construction in new buildings has exceeded $1.5 billion. He also credits the quality of faculty the A&M System has been able to attract through the years.

McKinney says he will continue to assist legislators in their pursuit of maintaining access to quality higher education and a balanced budget until they adjourn.