TAMIU’s Dr. Mitchell Named
|New Regents Professor
Dr. Tom Mitchell, Texas A&M International University dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, was named a 2010-11 Regents Professor by The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents at its November meeting. Pictured congratulating him are, left to right, A&M System Board of Regents chairman Richard A. Box, Dr. Mitchell and wife Linda and Regents vice chairman Phil Adams.
Dr. Mitchell is president of the Nathaniel Hawthorne Society and a nationally recognized scholar on Hawthorne. He wrote Hawthorne’s Fuller Mystery (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1998). He earned his Ph.D. in English from Texas A&M University and his B.A. and M.A. in English from the University of Louisiana – Monroe in 1971 and 1973.
Mitchell was a faculty member and department administrator at Laredo Community College from 1973 to 1998. He has been on the faculty of Texas A&M International University since 1998. He is a member of Sigma Tau Delta and was the charter president of the TAMIU chapter of Phi Kappa Phi. He is married to Dr. Linda Marie Garcia Mitchell, principal of St. Peter’s Memorial School. They have 3 children.
Approximately 144 A&M System faculty members have been recognized with the Regents Professor Award. Dr. Mitchell joins Dr. Jerry Thompson and Dr. Juan Lira as the third TAMIU faculty member to be named a Regents Professor.
The A&M System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a budget of $3.3 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities, seven state agencies and a comprehensive health science center, the A&M System educates more than 120,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. Externally funded research expenditures exceed $772 million and help drive the Texas economy.
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