Skip Navigation

Search for Missing Texas A&M University at Galveston Student Continues     

Friday, January 29, 2021

By Texas A&M University at Galveston Division of Marketing & Communications

Thursday evening, Texas A&M University at Galveston was notified of a missing student, Cadet Brandon Perlowski, Class of 2021. We are supporting the search efforts of the Galveston Police Department in a search on the Galveston Campus and immediate vicinity.

Galveston police are currently searching the north side of campus with a K-9 Search and Rescue unit. Search efforts led by Galveston police began last night with the support of Texas City Police, U.S. Coast Guard and around 200 student cadets. Efforts were suspended overnight and began again this morning around 9 a.m.

Campus officials were notified on Thursday that Perlowski was missing. The same day Perlowski’s vehicle was found abandoned on the north side of campus in an area frequented by students. He has not been heard from by friends or family since Wednesday evening. Additional details are not yet known at this time.

The Galveston Police Department and Texas A&M University at Galveston will hold a virtual press briefing at 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. Media should email for Zoom meeting information.  

In another, separate incident Thursday night, a student was found deceased in his residence hall room. These incidents are not related. Neither incident poses a threat to campus safety and security.

We mourn with our campus community in these tragic incidents that have come at an especially challenging time nationally and globally. We would like to remind our students that counseling services are available on campus by calling (409) 740-4736 or at Building 3030, Suite 104 on campus.

We hold our Aggie by the Sea family especially close today, and every day.


Media contact:

Rebecca Watts
Director of Marketing and Communications
(979) 229.0902

Texas A&M University at Galveston is an ocean-oriented branch campus of Texas A&M University which educates nearly 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students in a unique blend of marine and maritime programs, including majors in science, business, engineering, liberal arts, and transportation. It is driving the development of the blue economy in the Gulf Coast Region and is a critical contributor to Texas A&M’s sea-grant portion of Texas A&M’s rare land-, sea-, space-grant mission with nearly $10 million in research expenditures.
Texas A&M-Galveston is also home to the Texas A&M Maritime Academy, one of seven in the U.S. and the only academy integrated into a Tier 1 academic institution, which trains over 400 cadets annually for maritime service and employment around the world. Texas A&M-Galveston is ideally located in Galveston, Texas on the Gulf Coast where is it surrounded by the industry, environment and programs essential to fulfilling its special-purpose mission. Aggies are known for their deep commitment to the success of each other and their strong desire to serve.

If you are interested in supporting this endeavor or research, please contact the Texas A&M University at Galveston Office of Development by email at or by calling (409) 740-4481.