The Future of the Texas A&M University President's House
On Tuesday February 10th the news broke that the Texas A&M University president’s home would no longer house the president. The news came to a shock to many current and former students. Since 1965 the house has been a key piece of campus history accommodating 9 University Presidents and their families over a 49-year span. A complete list includes Earl and Margaret Rudder, 1965-1970; Jack and Margaret Williams, 1970-77; Jarvis and Alma Miller, 1977-80; Frank and Renee Vandiver, 1980-88; Bill and Jayne Mobley, 1988-93; Ray and Sally Bowen, 1994-2002; Bob and Becky Gates, 2002-2006; Elsa and Peter Murano, 2008-09; and Bowen and Karin Loftin, 2009-2014.
Current and former students can share countless memories of attending special presidential functions and gatherings within the house. While not every student may have stepped into the home, they appreciated the fact that the university president was living amongst the students. Currently Texas A&M has over 56,000 current students, and over 370,000 former students most of which experienced a president living and leading from the heart of the campus. By signing this petition you are showing support to keep a long-standing tradition alive.