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Presidential Search

The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents has selected Wheless Partners to lead a national search for Tarleton State University’s 16th president. 

Wheless Partners, an executive search firm located in Birmingham, Alabama, will work throughout the process with Tarleton’s Search Advisory Committee, chaired by A&M System Regent Bill Mahomes. Dr. James Hallmark, A&M System vice chancellor for academic affairs, serves the committee ex officio.

Tarleton, founding member of The Texas A&M University System, provides a student-focused, value-driven education marked by academic innovation and dedication to transform today's scholars into tomorrow's leaders. It offers degree programs to more than 13,0000 students at Stephenville, Forth Worth, Waco, Midlothian, RELLILS Academic Alliance in Bryan, and online, emphasizing real-world learning experiences that address societal needs while maintaining its core values of tradition, integrity, civility, excellence, leadership and service.

For those seeking application information or to nominate someone, please contact the search firm using the following email:

Dottavio headshot

After 11 years of distinguished leadership, Dr. F. Dominic Dottavio will step down as president at the end of August. Following a short sabbatical, he will be a faculty member in Tarleton's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, where he has had an appointment as a tenured professor since coming to the university. He will also assist the Division of Institutional Advancement.

Search Advisory Committee