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Last Saturday, December 28th, was the date of the funeral for legendary country and western singer, songwriter, and bandleader, Ray Price, who died at 87 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Among those who spoke at the service were radio personalities Dallas Wayne, Eddie Stubbs, and Bill Mack – who read a statement from Willie Nelson. Also asked to speak was Dr. Dan Jones of Texas A&M University-Commerce, the institution which conferred upon Price a doctorate of Humane Letters in December of 2009.

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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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"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.

Jones describes rebuilding A&M-Commerce athletics

Sep 18, 2013
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This week on Look at the Lions Dr. Dan Jones, president of Texas A&M University-Commerce discusses the rebuilding process in the A&M-Commerce athletics department, and Taylor Fore discussed his role with athletics and alumni.

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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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"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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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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Jul 3, 2013
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Congressman Ralph Hall finalized the donation of his personal papers and memorabilia to Texas A&M University-Commerce today in a signing ceremony with President Dan R. Jones at the A&M-Commerce at Rockwall facility. 

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

A&M-Commerce answers Perry's challenge

Feb 23, 2013
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Commerce, TX – Governor Rick Perry, in his recent State of the State address,  recognized Texas A&M University-Commerce and President Dan R. Jones for pioneering efforts to create a Bachelor’s degree costing approximately $10,000—significantly less than most undergraduate degrees.

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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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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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COMMERCE – Texas A&M University-Commerce is pleased to announce a new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, which has been approved by the Texas Board of Nursing and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.  The program will begin in January of 2013.

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