Texas A&M University System Agencies – Formal Name Change

The Texas A&M University System’s seven state agencies will be officially renamed at a planned Board of Regents Meeting set for August 2, 2012. Every agency will then be officially referred to in the following manner:
Texas AgriLife Extension Service is changed to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service,
Texas AgriLife Research is changed to Texas A&M AgriLife Research,
Texas Engineering Experiment Station is changed to Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES),
Texas Engineering Extension Service is changed to Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX),
Texas Forest Service is changed to Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS),
Texas Transportation Institute is changed to Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI),
Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory is changed to Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL).
The purpose for this change is to realize and maximize the benefits of the tremendous shared equity in the Texas A&M name and the respective agency names. Our main goal is to create stronger agency brands for the future. There are no changes in lines of authority or reporting relationships. New logos will be developed to represent the name change, but all changes will be implemented in the most efficient and effective manner possible to conserve agency resources.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Steven B. Moore | Vice Chancellor
Office of Marketing & Communications

About Jay Yates

Jay Yates is an Extension Economist - Risk Management with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service based in Lubbock, Texas (District 2). As the risk management specialist in District 2, his activities focus on analyzing the financial performance and associated risk of alternative financing, investing and operational decisions for crop and livestock producers in the South Plains. Yates re-joined the Texas A&M System in April 2002 after a 15-year absence. Previously he served with the Center For Farm Financial Management at the University of Minnesota, the National Grain Sorghum Producers in Abernathy, Texas, and spent 12 years farming in southwestern New Mexico. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1983 from Tarleton State University with a B.S. in agricultural economics. He received his M.S. degree in agricultural economics in 1985 from Texas A&M University. Jay is originally from Deming, New Mexico and is married to Shelly Maupin from Ira, Texas. They have 3 children, 5 grandchildren and reside in Shallowater, Texas.
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