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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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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What can higher education do to have a positive effect on the collegiate success of today's middle school and high school students? What difference does it make for our region? Dr. Dan Jones, president of Texas A&M University-Commerce, helps answer these questions and more on The President's Perpsective.

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The June '12 program features Dr. Jones' audio response to a blog post by Dallas Mavs owner Mark Cuban dealing with the role Cuban thinks higher education is playing in the nation's financial turmoil.

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On Sunday night, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban posted a blog that calls out higher education as a root cause for unnecessary national debt. On Wednesday, Dr. Dan Jones, president of Texas A&M University-Commerce,  addressed Mr. Cuban's concerns.

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A&M-Commerce head football coach Guy Morriss sits down with president Dan Jones to talk about expectations for the upcoming football season during Jones' monthly chat with KETR's listeners.

On the April 2012 edition of The President's Perspective, Dr. Jones invites Grammy-award-winning songwriter and musician Brad Davis into the studio to talk about an event scheduled for this month in Downtown Commerce. We also take a few minutes to discuss the importance of giving during the Spring Pledge Drive.

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This month's Perspective focuses on a thorough answer to an important question: How do we measure the value of education? Dr. Jones also wraps a discussion of the University's Guiding Principles with the Communication installment, and we talk with music student Chris Ramos ahead of the Carnegie Hall trip.

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The February '12 edition of The President's Perspective welcomes guests Noah Nelson (Distinguished Visiting Professor) and Jody Todhunter (Director of Undergraduate Admissions.)

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Our guest this month is Dr. Larry Lemanski, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, to talk both about Research as a Guiding Principle, and about the upcoming influx of faculty at A&M-Commerce.

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On the December 2011 edition of The President's Perspective, Dr. Jones talks with Hunt County Transportation Planning and Steering committee co-chair Dee Hilton.

This week's guests: Dr. Mary Hendrix, Vice President for Student Access and Success, and Dr. Grady Blount, Dean of the College of Science, Engineering, and Agriculture.

Topics: University/Community partnerships, Campus Master Plan, and the ELI Homestay Program. Guests: Alicia Currin, Rex Giddens, and Magxina Wageman.

KETR's Jerrod Knight sits down with Texas A&M University-Commerce President and CEO Dan Jones to dicuss issues concerning the university community and Northeast Texas.

A monthly chat with Dr. Dan Jones, President of Texas A&M University - Commerce.

Airdate: 03-03-10

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Commerce, TX – On today's show, we talk about campus beautification efforts, new academic programs on the horizon, and some sustainability efforts in place at TAMU-C. Dr. Jones also takes a moment to answer emails and concerns sent in to askthepresident@ketr.org.

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