Dr. Bill Dugas, who has been associate vice chancellor and associate dean of agriculture and life sciences since 2009, has been named acting vice chancellor for agriculture and life sciences and acting dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for The Texas A&M University System beginning Jan. 14.
Dugas will serve in the new capacity while Dr. Mark Hussey, who formerly filled those roles, serves as interim president of Texas A&M University.
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“I am confident Dr. Dugas will provide the leadership needed to keep our college and agencies moving forward during this period,” Hussey said.
Hussey will return to his role as vice chancellor and dean when a new president is selected for Texas A&M.
As acting vice chancellor, Dugas will oversee the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M Forest Service and Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory.