The President's Perspective

The first Wednesday of each month.

The President's Perspective is a monthly half-hour chat with the president and CEO of Texas A&M University-Commerce, Dr. Dan Jones.

Topics range from new and exciting developments for our students, faculty and staff at the University to State-wide higher education issues, to vacation plans for the Jones family.

At noon and again at 5pm on the first Wednesday of each month, join 88.9fm and KETR.org for The President's Perspective.

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The President's Perspective
11:55 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Jones: Hazelwood funding, financial aid among top higher ed issues in Austin

Dr. Dan Jones and Dr. Mary Hendrix meet with host Jerrod Knight ahead of recording the August 2014 edition of The President's Perspective
Credit Jared Horn / TAMUC Marketing Communications

Heading into a legislative session, it's good to keep a finger on the pulse of issues key to your industry, and in A&M-Commerce President Dr. Dan Jones' case, the industry is higher education.

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The President's Perspective
11:45 am
Wed July 2, 2014

The July Perspective: Summer camps and #SCAchat

Sam Walker, Texas A&M University-Commerce mens head basketball coach
TAMUC Marketing Communications

Summertime is no slow time at Texas A&M University-Commerce so long as young athletes and musicians have interest in summer camp. The campus plays host to a number of sports, music, teaching, and other special interest summer programs each year.

This month, Lions head basketball coach Sam Walker joins Dr. Dan Jones on The President's Perspective to talk about a recent basketball camp that drew talent, in the form of both campers and counselors, from around the nation.

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The President's Perspective
4:03 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Jones talks diversity, rodeo with Romero

Dr. Edward Romero, Chief Diversity Officer and Rodeo Team advisor/coach makes a presentation at a rodeo team luncheon on the A&M-Commerce campus

During the May 2014 installment of The President's Perspective, Dr. Dan Jones invited two guests to discuss the genesis and the successes of the Texas A&M Univeristy-Commerce rodeo team; advisor and coach Dr. Edward Romero and interim head of Agricultural Science, Dr. Derald Harp.

Dr. Romero, who is also the Chief Diversity Officer for the institution, stayed put after the break to help explain what is meant when the term "diversity" is tossed around. This discussion is a continuation of an ongoing series that highlights the guiding principles of the University, which are:

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The President's Perspective
3:18 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Hall: STEM programs 'vital to our nation's future'

KETR

Texas' 4th congressional district Rep. Ralph Hall joined Texas A&M University-Commerce president Dr. Dan Jones and KETR General Manager Jerrod Knight for the April 2014 installment of KETR's local monthly talk show, The President's Perspective.

Unique to this broadcast was the opportunity to visit with the congressman at NPR's headquarters in Washington, D.C. - a necessary element thanks to Hall's tight schedule. In fact, the program was short by five minutes as a quick vote on the House floor was announced, and staffers whisked him away.

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Texans in U.S. Government
10:59 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Hall to visit with Jones on KETR

U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall in Sulphur Springs in February.

Texas’ 4th Congressional District Rep. Ralph Hall will join Dr. Dan Jones, president of Texas A&M University-Commerce, for a live broadcast of 88.9 KETR’s The President’s Perspective at noon on Wed. April 2.

Hall, the World War II veteran who, at 90 years old, is the oldest serving member of Congress, will sit down with Jones and KETR’s Jerrod Knight for a live broadcast from the studio headquarters of NPR in Washington, D.C.

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The President's Perspective
11:45 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Jones: A college degree is never 'wasted money'

Dr. Dan Jones, CEO of Texas A&M University-Commerce

In January, the Wall Street Journal published two separate pieces that took aim at "bureaucratic bloat," the questionable value of a college degree, and other presumed ills of higher education. Today, Dr. Dan Jones of Texas A&M University-Commerce offers a counterargument, one that frowns on social determinism and some specific elitist views.

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The President's Perspective
11:59 am
Wed December 4, 2013

Moving diversity to the forefront at A&M-Commerce

Dr. Dan Jones at Binnion Hall.
A&M-Commerce Marketing Communications A&M-Commerce Marketing Communications

When president Dan Jones first introduced his seven Guiding Principles to the university, he knew they'd be the impetus for continued growth and realignment in order to meet the needs of future generations of students. To that end, further discussion is required in order for the administration to stay current - and part of that discussion happens on today's episode of The President's Perspective.

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The President's Perspective
3:45 pm
Wed November 6, 2013

Jones welcomes Benavides, talks Thanksgiving

Dr. Adolfo Benevides is the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Texas A&M University-Commerce.
TAMU-Commerce Photo

"Let me tell you, this is as far north as my family would like to go," says Columbian-born Dr. Adolfo Benavides about his recent move to Greenville to accept the role of Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

On this episode, Dr. Dan Jones introduces us to Benavides, and the two discuss plans for helping to keep A&M-Commerce a "forward-looking" institution.

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The President's Perspective
8:52 am
Thu September 5, 2013

'Higher Ed fared well, outside of TRBs,' says Jones

Dr. Jones stands in a church significant to the start of the civil rights movement alongside Dr. Lavelle Hendricks and Mr. Derryle Peace in the spring of 2013.
TAMU-Commerce Photo

The ability to build new academic buildings using Tuition Revenue Bonds, widely seen as a done deal by local lawmakers, didn't happen in the regular session of the 83rd Texas Legislature. Or in the special session that followed. Or the second one. Or the third.

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The President's Perspective
11:59 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Looking back on '12-'13, ahead to '13-'14

Dr. Mary Hendrix is the guest for today's program
Texas A&M University-Commerce

"We've really set as our goal to be the University that cares," says Dr. Mary Hendrix, Vice President for Student Access and Success at Texas A&M University-Commerce.

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The President's Perspective
3:54 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Jones on tuition bonds: 'There's still hope'

Texas Legislative Council

Last month, Dr. Jones discussed with our audience the fact that while the Texas legislature had failed to pass bills that would allow state universities to construct new academic buildings, there was a chance that the first special session would finalize the deal. It did not.

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The President's Perspective
12:00 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Jones on TRBs: 'All hope is not lost'

Dr. Dan Jones, president and CEO of Texas A&M University-Commerce
A&M-Commerce Marketing Communications A&M-Commerce Marketing Communications

The legislative clock ran out on the Tuition Revenue Bonds that universities in Texas had been counting on to fund new academic buildings - for the first time since 2006. But then, there are always special sessions.

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The President's Perspective
12:00 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

Bob Brown is the man with the plan

Panoramic view of the inside of the A&M-Commerce Emergency Operations Center
Jerrod Knight

Dr. Jones visits with university safety manager Derek Preas, then with VP Bob Brown on campus planning issues.

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The President's Perspective
12:01 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Jones Introduces Ivey, Carthel on the Radio

Dr. Jones and AD Ryan Ivey welcome Colby Carthel as head football coach at A&M-Commerce
Jared Horn Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce has two new faces in the department of Athletics, and so, there are two new voices to hear on today's episode.

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The President's Perspective
11:34 am
Thu December 6, 2012

Looking back on 2012: The President's Perspective

Dr. Dan Jones, president of Texas A&M University-Commerce
A&M-Commerce Marketing Communications A&M-Commerce Marketing Communications

As we wrap up the calendar year on the program, we look to highlight some of the more memorable discussions from The President's Perspective on KETR.

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