COLLEGE STATION, TX — The President of Texas A&M University Michael K. Young announced Wednesday morning that he would be retiring in May of 2021 after the 2020-2021 school year concludes.
In a letter to students, Young says he had been discussing retiring for more than a year.
"After almost a quarter-century of serving in senior academic leadership roles and an increasing desire to turn back to topics that occupied much of my previous career, this would be our last year," Young said in the letter.
Elaine Mendoza, Chairman, Texas A&M University System Board of Regents said, “President Young has been a transformational leader, contributing to a rise in Texas A&M’s national and international reputation as a global tier-one research institution while meeting the growing needs of the citizens of Texas.”
John Sharp, Chancellor, Texas A&M University System also added, “I thank Mike Young for his tremendous service to Texas A&M. When we recruited him, we wanted him to help Texas A&M become the best public university in the country and we have made great strides in doing so under his leadership, some examples of which are attached. We appreciate his service and look forward to recognizing his achievements in the months to come.”
Young plans to join the faculty of the Bush School of Government and Public Service and the Texas A&M School of Law.