Texas A&M Chancellor says university merger off the table for now

It seems a vote on the proposed merger of Texas A&M universities Corpus Christi and Kingsville is off the table, at least for now.

CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - It seems a vote on the proposed merger of Texas A&M universities Corpus Christi and Kingsville is off the table, at least for now.

Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp told media Wednesday that the idea is not feasible and he will not be asking the board of regents to vote on it, according to System Spokesperson Reeve Hamilton.

Sharp told the Texas Tribune Wednesday that although he thinks the merger should happen, the idea is not viable without consent of the community.

The proposed merger has seen backlash from local leaders, including State Rep. J.M. Lozano who announced his opposition to the plan at the most recent Kleberg County Commissioner's Court meeting.

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