The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

Texas A&M utility Gavin Grahovac (9) throws the ball during A&Ms game against Georgia on Friday, April 26, 2024, at Olsen Field. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)
Southern slugfest
May 23, 2024
Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp attends the Class of 1972 50-year reunion in Kyle Field on April 20, 2022.
A&M System’s Title IX director suspended after supporting Biden's Title IX changes
Nicholas Gutteridge, Managing Editor • May 23, 2024
A fighter jet squadron flies over during the National Anthem before Texas A&M’s game against Arkansas at Olsen Field on Saturday, May 18, 2024. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)
Bryan-College Station Regional participants announced
Ian Curtis, Sports Writer • May 27, 2024

For the second time in three seasons, No. 3 national seed Texas A&M baseball will host the Bryan-College Station Regional, where it’ll...

Beekeeper Shelby Dittman scoops bees back into their hive during a visit on Friday, April 5, 2024. (Kyle Heise/The Battalion)
Bee-hind the scenes
Shalina Sabih, Sports Writer • May 1, 2024

The speakers turn on. Static clicks. And a voice reads “Your starting lineup for the Texas A&M Aggies is …” Spectators hear that...

Kennedy White, 19, sits for a portrait in the sweats she wore the night of her alleged assault inside the Y.M.C.A building that holds Texas A&M’s Title IX offices in College Station, Texas on Feb. 16, 2024 (Ishika Samant/The Battalion).
'I was terrified'
April 25, 2024
Scenes from 74
Scenes from '74
April 25, 2024
Farewell from the graduating Battalion staff of 2024
Farewell from the graduating Battalion staff of 2024
The BattalionMay 4, 2024

Frank B. Ashley III appointed as acting dean of the Bush School

Photo by Photo by Cade Gossett

The George Bush Library and Museum on Sunday, Sep. 4, 2022.

In an Aug. 9 press release, Texas A&M’s Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Alan Sams announced Frank B. Ashley III would take the position as Acting Dean of the Bush School of Government & Public Service.

The position originally belonged to Gen. Mark Welsh, who left it vacant following his appointment as interim president of A&M on July 21.

Ashley served as the executive associate dean and senior professor at the Bush School since 2016, where he oversaw a multitude of issues, from strategic planning and faculty affairs to program development and diversity, according to the press release.

Before coming to A&M, he was the senior vice president of membership and higher education management at the College Board. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Louisiana College and his master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Alabama.

“President Bush, our namesake, stated that public service is a noble calling,” Ashley said in the press release. “You cannot be in the Bush School and talk to students about being public servants unless you are a true public servant. Therefore, when you’re asked to step up and serve, you do it.”

The release dives into his former positions at A&M, such as his service as dean of the College of Education, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at A&M–Commerce, his multiple roles at the School of Education and Human Development, and his appointment as vice chancellor for the A&M System from 2007-2013.

“It’s an honor,” Ashley said. “It’s truly an honor to help carry on the legacy of the 41st President of the United States.”

Leave a Comment
Donate to The Battalion

Your donation will support the student journalists of Texas A&M University - College Station. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
About the Contributor
Nicholas Gutteridge
Nicholas Gutteridge, Managing Editor
Nicholas Gutteridge joined The Battalion in January 2023 as a news reporter before being promoted to news editor in August 2023. He interned at The Pentagon in Washington D.C. from January to May 2024 with the U.S. Air Force Office of Public Affairs before rejoining the newspaper. He specializes in investigative reporting and will be the managing editor for the 2024-25 academic year.
Donate to The Battalion

Comments (0)

All The Battalion Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *