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Tarleton welcomes A&M System Regent Mendoza during her first visit to campus
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Tarleton State University

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Tarleton State University welcomed Regent Elaine Mendoza of The Texas A&M University System on Tuesday, marking her first visit to the campus after being appointed by Gov. Rick Perry in February. Mendoza and her husband, Larry Gay of San Antonio, were welcomed by President F. Dominic Dottavio, along with other university administrators, college deans and students.

Mendoza’s visit provided an opportunity for Tarleton to showcase its newest facilities, current initiatives and future goals.

“We were honored to have Regent Mendoza and her husband visit our campus this week,” said Dottavio. “Tarleton State University always looks forward to showing members of the Board of Regents our beautiful campus and telling them the Tarleton story. We feel we have a great friend in Regent Mendoza and we look forward to working closely with her in the future.”

During her visit, Mendoza met with the president’s executive committee, toured the Southwest Regional Dairy Center and Tarleton’s new Nursing Building and visited with staff in the Academic Advising Center and Center for Global & Multicultural Initiatives. She also met with more than 20 student leaders to discuss retention and online course offerings, and asked how the university could improve its student services in the future. Mendoza also received a presentation about the university’s enrollment management and retention strategies, as well as an update on Tarleton’s research programs.

“My visit to Tarleton has been an amazing experience, meeting with the faculty, staff and students,” said Mendoza. “It’s been great to see the exciting things happening on this beautiful campus. Witnessing the commitment of the students and their love for Tarleton, as well as the focus of the faculty to be student-centered makes this a remarkable university.”

Appointed by Gov. Perry on Feb. 7, Mendoza is founder, president and CEO of Conceptual MindWorks, Inc. (CMI). Established in 1990, CMI is a biotechnology and medical informatics company. She received a B.S. degree in aerospace engineering from Texas A&M University and previously served on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Her term as an A&M System Regent expires Feb. 1, 2017.


Tarleton State University
A member of The Texas A&M University System

Contact: Kurt Mogonye

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