About COADC

Cooperation Through Common Goals

The College of Agriculture Development Council (COADC) is a volunteer organization dedicated to enhancing cooperation and understanding between Texas A&M University and the agricultural and life sciences community. Members advise the Vice Chancellor and Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences on agricultural issues, and attract financial resources to enhance the educational programs of the College.

Created in 1981, the Council is composed of agricultural and business leaders from Texas and neighboring states, and includes both former students and friends of Texas A&M. Each member is dedicated to improving educational opportunities for current students majoring in agricultural and life sciences and preparing them for roles as future leaders.

Excellence Through Support

Council members serve as advisers and ambassadors working within Texas A&M AgriLife and the University. They communicate to those outside the Texas A&M System that the University stands for distinction in teaching, research and public service.

The Council annually provides funding to College of Agriculture and Life Sciences student organizations for specific service projects and to student judging teams. The Council also provides financial support for the Texas Agricultural and Natural Resource Summit Initiative and the Agricultural and Natural Resource Policy Congressional Intern Program. In addition, the COADC has contributed more than $3 million in Council funds toward matching scholarships which have an endowment market value of $4.1 million!

Achievement Through Team Work

Council members have a vision for young people and what they can accomplish in the future. The mission of the College of Agriculture Development Council is to proactively support and promote Texas A&M University to be the world’s premier agriculture teaching, research, and extension institution.

To achieve this mission, the COADC is committed to supporting:

  • Faculty programs
  • Administrative initiatives
  • Student scholarships and recruitment
  • Industry communications

Each goal of the Council’s strategic plan has a committee.

  • Goal 1: Major Projects
  • Goal 2: Member Recruitment
  • Goal 3: Marketing and Communications
  • Goal 4: Relationships between the COADC, the University, and the TAMU System
  • Goal 5: Federal and State Relations
  • Goal 6: Student Services and Recruitment

Links of Interest

  • Texas A&M University System
  • Texas A&M AgriLife
  • Texas A&M University
  • The Association of Former Students
  • Board of Regents
  • Administration and Dean of the College
  • Agricultural and Natural Resource Policy Congressional Intern Program
  • Texas Agricultural and Natural Resource Summit Initiative
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