Mark A. Hussey

Interim President at Texas A&M University

Mark A. Hussey

Mark A. Hussey

Interim President at Texas A&M University

Biography

Mark A. Hussey
Vice Chancellor and Dean
Agriculture and Life Sciences

Dr. Mark Hussey was appointed Vice Chancellor and Dean for Agriculture and Life Sciences in December 2008. As vice chancellor, Dr. Hussey provides leadership and oversight for The Texas A&M University System’s agricultural agencies: Texas A&M AgriLife Research, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, the Texas A&M Forest Service, and the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory. He also serves as dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University.

Dr. Hussey is a native of southern Illinois, where he received a bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of Illinois. He continued his education at Texas A&M University, where he received a master of science degree and a doctorate in plant breeding.

Before his appointment as vice chancellor and dean, Dr. Hussey served as the director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research. The agency has more than 1,600 employees, including 550 doctoral-level scientists who conduct research, improving life through science and technology. During his tenure as director, Dr. Hussey led the agency through a strategic branding initiative and started a corporate relations team that brought in research contracts worth more than $15 million.

From 1983 to 1985, Dr. Hussey was an assistant professor at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Weslaco, where he conducted forage breeding and management research. He joined the faculty of the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences at Texas A&M University as an assistant professor in 1985 and was promoted to professor in 1997. In 2001, Dr. Hussey became professor and head of the Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, a position he held until 2005. Dr. Hussey was named associate director of programs for the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station (now Texas A&M AgriLife Research) in April 2005.

As co-leader of a collaborative forage grass improvement team, Dr. Hussey conducted research on the development of new breeding methods for subtropical forage and bioenergy crops, including the use of molecular tools to better understand the regulation and control of cold tolerance, hybrid vigor, seed production, and reproduction in those species.

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Texas A&M University

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Executive Director, Office of Sponsored Research Services at The Texas A&M University System

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Director of New Ventures at Texas A&M University

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Director, Texas A&M Agrilife Research at The Texas A&M University System

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Head, Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University - College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

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President at Texas A&M University

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Dean & Vice Chancellor at Texas A&M University

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State Forester & Director, Forest Service at The Texas A&M University System

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Director, Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service at The Texas A&M University System

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Vice Chairman-Policy Review at National 4-H Council, Inc.

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Head, Capacity Building Department at The Texas A&M University System

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Mark A. Hussey
Interim President at Texas A&M University
Education
Doctorate in Plant Breeding

Texas A&M University (A&M or TAMU) is a coeducational public research university located in College Station, Texas, United States. It is the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System, the fourth-largest university in the United States and the largest university in Texas.Texas A&M's designation as a land, sea, and space grant institution reflects a broad range of research with ongoing projects funded by agencies such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Office of Naval Research. The school ranks in the top 20 American research institutes in terms of funding and has made notable contributions to such fields as animal cloning and petroleum engineering.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology

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Career History
Vice Chancellor & Dean, Agriculture & Life Sciences
1983 - Current

The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation.

Interim President
Current

Texas A&M University (A&M or TAMU) is a coeducational public research university located in College Station, Texas, United States. It is the flagship institution of the Texas A&M University System, the fourth-largest university in the United States and the largest university in Texas.Texas A&M's designation as a land, sea, and space grant institution reflects a broad range of research with ongoing projects funded by agencies such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Office of Naval Research. The school ranks in the top 20 American research institutes in terms of funding and has made notable contributions to such fields as animal cloning and petroleum engineering.

Boards & Committees
Member, Council of Presidents
Prior - 2015

Southeastern Universities Research Association, Inc. (SURA) operates as an association of colleges and universities. It is the consortium of universities and colleges in the southern and eastern United States. It sponsors research projects in engineering, biology, physical and natural sciences. The company was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

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$550
2011
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