Former state Sen. Tommy Williams, R-The Woodlands, has officially joined the Texas A&M University System as its new vice chancellor of federal and state relations. The system's board of regents approved his appointment on Thursday.
“Tommy Williams is a respected and dedicated public servant whose leadership as chair of the Senate Finance Committee during the 83rd Legislative Session played a significant role in prioritizing higher education,” A&M System Chancellor John Sharp said in a statement. “I have no doubt that his dedication will continue in this new role and that the A&M System will continue to lead the state in reforming higher education.”
Williams' first day on the job will be Dec. 2.
This article originally appeared in The Texas Tribune at http://www.texastribune.org/2013/10/31/tommy-williams-leave-senate-and-join-texas-m/.