It's official! There is a new president in town at Texas A&M Texarkana. The Board of Regents of The Texas A&M University System recently announced that Dr. Ross C. Alexander is the new president of Texas A&M University-Texarkana.

Alexander comes to us from the University of North Alabama where he was the executive vice president for Academic Affairs. He did some great things there including helping that university establish itself as the fastest-growing university in the state. They also achieved record retention and graduation rates. Alexander achieved this by online and adult education, global education and workforce development.


John Sharp, Chancellor of Texas A&M University System stated in a press release;

“Dr. Alexander brings the right mix of fire, compassion and experience. I believe he will do great things in Texarkana. Dr. Alexander is just what Texas A&M University-Texarkana needs to continue to grow and serve East Texas.”

Alexander and his wife Lilia, who by the way, is originally from Bulgaria have three children Victoria, Madelaine and Ross Jr.

Texas A&M Texarkana
Texas A&M Texarkana

Alexander said,

“I am deeply honored, humbled and thankful to be chosen by the regents and Chancellor Sharp to serve as the next president of Texas A&M University- Texarkana. My wife Lilia and I are thrilled to raise our family in the vibrant Texarkana community, serving the needs of the region.”

If you see Dr. Alexander and his family around town be sure to give them a warm welcome to Texarkana.

Kicker 102.5 logo
Get our free mobile app

Offbeat adventures: Travel to the coolest hidden wonders in every U.S. state

Fuel your offbeat travel dreams. Stacker found the coolest hidden wonders in all 50 U.S. states (plus D.C.) using data from Atlas Obscura.

[WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter private or abandoned property. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing.]

LOOK: 25 things that have different names depending on where you live in the US

Stacker compiled a list of 25 different things that have region-specific names using news, dictionary, and academic sources.

More From Kicker 102.5