Coffee Conversations

Coffee Conversations"Coffee Conversations: Hot Topics in Higher Ed" is designed to bring those "in the know" about current topics and events impacting Texas A&M together with those who want to know more. Open to faculty and staff. FREE Conversation! FREE Coffee!

Coffee Conversations is held from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. in the General Services Complex, Room 101A.

Registration is required.



February 12 | The What, Why and How of the Office of the Provost.

As the university’s “Chief Academic Officer,” the Provost is responsible for all aspects of the vibrant teaching and research conducted at Texas A&M University. Having served in the Office of the Provost for several years, Mr. Pettibon will provide an overview of the Office, talk about the organizational structure of the Division of Academic Affairs, and describe the Provost’s overarching responsibilities. Adobe PDF of Presentation

Presenter: Joseph P. Pettibon II, Associate Vice President, Division of Academic Affairs


March 11 | Staff Engagement Initiatives at Texas A&M: Why Staff are Important to President Young

Often referred to as the “wheels on the bus,” staff at Texas A&M play an integral role in the success of the university. Ms. Mary Schubert, Engagement Coordinator in the Office of the President, will provide an overview of what engagement means, why it’s important to President and Mrs. Young, what initiatives are on the horizon, and why this is vital to the Aggie Family. Video and Adobe PDF of Presentation

Presenter: Mary Schubert, Engagement Coordinator, Office of the President


April 15 | Understanding & Supporting our Student Veterans: Serving Well Those Who Have Served!

Texas A&M strives to be a veteran friendly campus, but what does this mean? This session will help us gain an understanding of our student veterans, their perspectives, and the university’s veteran support services. Col. Smith will also address some common stereotypes and offer tips on how we can all support our student veterans. Additionally, Ms. Ingram will address maximizing veteran benefits and financial resources. Video and Adobe PDF of Presentation

Presenters: Col. Gerald "Jerry" L. Smith '82, USMC (Ret), Director, Veteran Resource & Support Center, and Ms. Bridgette Ingram ’99, Director, Scholarships & Financial Aid and Veteran Services Office


FREE Conversation! FREE Coffee!