CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII-NEWS) - Dr. Flavius Killebrew, President and CEO of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, announced at today’s State of the University address his intentions to retire and step down from his position on December 31, 2016.
Dr. Killebrew assumed the presidency on January 1, 2005. Over the last 12 years, enrollment at the Island University has increased 36 percent to a record high of 12,203 students.
During his time as president, Dr. Killebrew has also doubled both the university’s research expenditures and, with the addition of the Momentum Campus, its physical footprint.
He secured one of only six Federal Aviation Administration unmanned aircraft system research centers in the country, and he helped the university obtain designation as a RESTORE Research Center of Excellence.
Dr. Killebrew initiated 19 new academic programs, including six new doctoral programs and two in engineering. He raised over $62 million in donations for the Island University and directed capital expansion projects totaling over $350 million.
Among other accomplishments, he successfully moved the university into the Southland Conference. Dr. Killebrew has served the Texas A&M University System for 43 years. Prior to being named President of A&M-Corpus Christi, he served as Provost and Vice-President of Academic Affairs at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas.