E-T Staff Report With current Tarleton State University President Dr. Dennis P. McCabe stepping down from his position in May, The Texas A&M University System's Board of Regents is moving forward to find his replacement. The most recent step occurred at the Board of Regents meeting held Sept. 27-28, during which Chancellor Michael McKinney announced he had received verbal confirmation from those who will serve on the Tarleton presidential search committee.

Members on the committee will seek community input to organize a large of pool of qualified candidates. The pool will be reduced to a select few. Finally, the Board of Regents will choose Tarleton's next president from the names presented to them by the search committee and Chancellor McKinney.

Those chosen to sit on the search committee and help find McCabe's replacement include the following:

Dr. Denise Martinez, committee chairperson - Faculty Senate President and assistant professor in the Hydrology and Engineering Department

Nancy Allen - member of the Tarleton Development Foundation Board and Chancellor's Century Council

Dr. Frank Ashley III - Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for the A&M System

Darrell Brown - Senior Vice President for Business Development at Town & Country Bank

Dr. Jill Burk - Dean of the College of Education, chair on the search committee for the Director of the Killeen Center

Dr. Javier Garza - Head of the Department of Mathematics, Physics and Engineering

Alexandria Guerrero - student and communications major at Tarleton

Dr. Gilbert Hinga - Assistant Vice President for Wellness and Career Development

Nancy Hunter - member of the Stephenville City Council

Mr. Erle Nye - member of the A&M System Board of Regents

Ida Clement Steen - member of the A&M System Board of Regents

“Selection for this advisory committee is an honor because this is such an important task, said Martinez. “The end result of this process will shape Tarleton's future. This committee is looking forward to interactions with the university and community during the process. The Board of Regents has set forth some guidelines and we will be following those guidelines as we assemble a pool of candidates worthy to assume the leadership of Tarleton State University.

Tarleton isn't the only school in the A&M System searching for a new president. Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas A&M University - Texarkana and Texas A&M University - Commerce are also searching for new presidents.