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Texas A&M official Rodney McClendon announces resignation

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Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2013 12:00 am

Texas A&M's vice president for administration has announced his resignation.

Rodney McClendon let his staff know this week that he would step down on Oct. 31. McClendon said in an email to staff that he was resigning because his boss, A&M President R. Bowen Loftin, was similarly stepping down. Loftin announced in July that he would resign to return to a faculty role.

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16 comments:

  • fancy posted at 12:12 pm on Tue, Oct 22, 2013.

    fancy Posts: 1

    McClendon replaced Lallah Howard, Lallah Howard stepped in when Kemos was fired.

     
  • jer2 posted at 10:26 am on Tue, Oct 22, 2013.

    jer2 Posts: 314

    Didn't this guy replace the disgraced Alex Kemos who lied about his credentials? Maybe Rodney is making room for Rick?

     
  • master of disaster posted at 2:46 pm on Sat, Oct 19, 2013.

    master of disaster Posts: 513

    I wish he would.

     
  • obasfirst posted at 11:11 am on Fri, Oct 18, 2013.

    obasfirst Posts: 632

    Apparently, you don't understand sarcasm!
    When I work at 2am, am I on or of the taxpayer's clock?

    1) I don't post on every article

    2) there is no reason to post a comment when you agree with something, that wouldn't make sense.

    3) Your so-called "disgruntled faculty" worries that the road the system is taking A&M on is the wrong one and will be very bad for A&M in the future. Many, if not most professors feel this way, as does/did the Association of American Universities (AAU). A&M has a hard time attracting top talent right now, it's an issue with many faculty searches.

    4) "they read the eagle when they should be in class"? Sure, faculty will skip class to read the eagle. Doing research does not work on fixed hours.

    5) Where did I say that athletics has no place in a Tier in public university? I find it interesting that you only mention PUBLIC universities. I want A&M to be among the best universities in the US, seem you are settling for just public universities.

    You conclusion doesn't follow your arguments btw.


     
  • elf posted at 11:35 pm on Thu, Oct 17, 2013.

    elf Posts: 1568

    If you don't know, I suggest you move to Austin.

     
  • Sabio posted at 11:01 pm on Thu, Oct 17, 2013.

    Sabio Posts: 1487

    Once again, posting on the taxpayer dime. That you "clocked out for a few minutes" is laughable. If you don't have taxpayer paid duties at 2:30 in the afternoon, something is VERY wrong.

    Now, to your question of how I define disgruntled.....Disgruntled faculty are those who post on EVERY SINGLE A&M ARTICLE negatively. Not a single positive statement. Disgruntled faculty think A&M is headed to ruin, that anyone whose view of how A&M should run differs from theirs is destroying the university. Disgruntled faculty read The Eagle articles when they should be in class, doing research, or working with students. Disgruntled faculty believe athletics has no place in a Tier 1 public university (though there is no such university in America).

    Said faculty are also under-productive at best, unproductive at worst. Neither is acceptable. There is NO such thing as a productive disgruntled person.

     
  • Sabio posted at 10:51 pm on Thu, Oct 17, 2013.

    Sabio Posts: 1487

    What, pray tell, is a "true" Aggie?

    Goodness. Suffer from hubris much?

     
  • elf posted at 8:38 pm on Thu, Oct 17, 2013.

    elf Posts: 1568

    Dr. McClendon's loss will be felt by all faculty, staff and students that cherished the spirit and quality of Texas A&M that existed before the current BOR and Sharp took over. This is a huge loss to all true Aggies.

     
  • BlaRue posted at 4:43 pm on Thu, Oct 17, 2013.

    BlaRue Posts: 2

    They are not the only morons running something at the university..a la the president. If they place Administration under B.J. Crane, it will be as mismanaged as the outsourcing of food services has been.

     
  • Justmyopinion posted at 3:08 pm on Thu, Oct 17, 2013.

    Justmyopinion Posts: 2

    Not to mention Les Williams complained because a lady had Merry Christmas on her window at work one year, very sad!

    THIS is what this world has come too.

     
  • obasfirst posted at 2:35 pm on Thu, Oct 17, 2013.

    obasfirst Posts: 632

    well technically it's not a difference but a subset; as in disgruntled faculty is a subset of all faculty.

    since you bring up "disgruntled faculty" ad nauseam maybe It's time to define what you mean by that.

    P.S. no worry I clocked out for a few minutes so I'm not on the tax payer clock

     
  • Justmyopinion posted at 1:56 pm on Thu, Oct 17, 2013.

    Justmyopinion Posts: 2

    This really saddens me. I have been with the University for over 10 years. I have been through a RIF and now Outsourcing. I can honestly say Rodney McClendon is and has been the ONLY one to support his group of people. He was practically told to keep his mouth shut during the outsourcing and instead kept his people well informed. He is a man of greatness, a man that cares and stays true to his word. Rodney thank you for all that you have done, you will be missed. I am said that we are losing a great man, my only wish is that he carry on his greatness and honesty wherever he may go. I would love to have him run for President of this University, lord knows he need more people like him.

     
  • BlaRue posted at 11:21 am on Thu, Oct 17, 2013.

    BlaRue Posts: 2

    He is a great guy who was the only one who would face the people who were outsourced. He was never involved in outsourcing of the airport. That was the System and coordinated (not) by B. J. Crane. As the System sales off TAMU, this is a loss to the A&M we have known.

     
  • Sabio posted at 8:35 am on Thu, Oct 17, 2013.

    Sabio Posts: 1487

    There's a difference between faculty and disgruntled faculty. I'm anti-disgruntled faculty. I'm pro-productive faculty. They are not one in the same.

    There is no such thing as a productive, disgruntled person.

     
  • master of disaster posted at 7:57 am on Thu, Oct 17, 2013.

    master of disaster Posts: 513

    Good luck to him. Wonder where he will head next.

     
  • ftw posted at 4:49 am on Thu, Oct 17, 2013.

    ftw Posts: 1244

    Wow! That's going to be a tough loss to a lot of people and things positive at the university. I hope it is not a sign of things to come in terms of who the next president will be.

     

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