Lead by Example

We’ve always known what it’s like to lead by example, but now it’s time to show the world
what our leadership can do.



The Texas A&M University Galveston campus's (TAMUG) leadership promotes excellence and integrity in every facet of University life. Excellence at TAMUG means that we provide a first rate education worthy of the A&M diploma and aggie ring, while developing personal qualities of leadership, ethics, integrity, and respect. Excellence also means that we provide a campus environment that is safe, clean, and vibrant – including outstanding student services, housing and food services.

We have opened the door to the final phase of Vision 2020: Creating a Culture of Excellence. The Strategic Plan 2016-2020 speaks to the unique nature of our campus.

Texas A&M University Galveston campus is committed to accountability in its pursuit of excellence. The university expects to be held to the highest standards in its use of resources and in the quality of the educational experience.

The administration of Texas A&M University Galveston campus, under the leadership of Col. Michael E. Fossum '80, Chief Operating Officer (TAMUG) and Vice President (TAMU), is comprised of the following:

  • All academic units, research, diversity, Student Enrollment Services and IT report to the Executive Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer.

  • Six administrative units including Student Affairs, Administration and Auxiliary Services, Marine Education Support and Safety operations, Texas A&M Maritime Academy, Marketing and Communications as well as Finance and Compliance, report to the Vice President and COO.

  • The Associate Vice President for Administration and Auxiliary Services is responsible for oversight of Human Resources, University Police, the Bookstore and outsourced dining and facility services operations.

Executive Leadership

The executive leadership of Texas A&M University at Galveston strives to ensure that our island campus continues to be a first class institution where our students, faculty, and staff help our students grow, lead and become our future area, state and global leaders and decision-makers.

At the helm is COL Michael E. Fossum '80, Vice President (TAMU), Chief Operating Officer (TAMUG), and Superintendent (TAMMA). Supporting him is Dr. Deborah Thomas, Associate Provost (TAMU), and Executive Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer (TAMUG) to provide, support and grow the institution's academic leadership, innovation and research.

The Campus leadership teams are proud to embody and instill our Core Values in each of our Aggies by the Sea, and are honored to be a part of this transformational time in our students' lives.

Executive Leadership team Academic Leadership team Organizational Chart

Academic Affairs

With a goal of helping our students graduate faster and with lower debt, TAMUG is committed to providing a modern and efficient student learning experience founded on academic excellence. We pledge to uphold the Aggie tradition and standards and contribute to a dynamic student learning community.

Office of Academic Affairs Academic Departments Research Office

Texas A&M Maritime Academy & the Corps of Cadets

The mission of the Texas A&M Maritime Academy is to provide the maritime industries of the State of Texas and the United States with highly trained and professional U.S. Coast Guard licensed Merchant Officers (deck/engine) to serve on ocean-going and inland waterways vessels. To meet this mission, the Texas A&M Maritime Academy includes a Corps of Cadets. The purpose of the Corps of Cadets is: To develop leaders of character dedicated to serving the greater good.

Partnered with the Office of the Commandant of the Corps of Cadets is the Navy ROTC program, which provides the opportunity for qualified Cadets to commission and serve in the Strategic Sealift Officers (SSO) program. Cadets also have the option to request active duty in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps (Platoon Leaders Course – PLC) or a direct commission in the U.S. Coast Guard.

Academic Program and Officer Development Support

University Standing Committees

TAMUG Committees

Administrative Offices on Campus: