A&M faculty prefer an academic for chancellor

COLLEGE STATION, TX In a letter dated Thursday to Richard Box, chairman of the A&M System Board of Regents, the executive committee of the faculty senate also said that they want an extensive national search to replace Chancellor Mike McKinney.

McKinney announced Tuesday that he was stepping down on July.

Before becoming chancellor, McKinney served as Gov. Rick Perry's chief of staff from 2001 to 2002, and served as commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission after being appointed by then-Gov. George Bush in 1995.

An A&M spokesman tells the Bryan-College Station Eagle that the process for replacing McKinney will be discussed during the next regents meeting, set for May 26 and 27.

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