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Ryan Crocker Returning to Bush School

The Dean of the Bush School at A&M is returning to Aggieland.

University officials say Ryan Crocker resumes duties August 1st.

Crocker left two years ago to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan. He left that post last May, citing health reasons.

Crocker has been teaching at Yale according to that school’s website.

The Acting Dean of the Bush School, Andrew Card, will continue in that position through July.

After that, Provost Karan Watson says she looks forward to keeping Card and his wife Kathleen fully engaged at A&M.

Statement issued by A&M regarding Ryan Crocker’s return to the Bush School:

Ryan Crocker will return as Dean of The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University on August 1, 2013.

His return is part of a mutual agreement negotiated in 2011, prior to a two-year unpaid leave of absence, which included his service as President Barack Obama’s appointment as U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan.

Texas A&M Provost Karan Watson provided the following statement:

“We are pleased to fulfill our commitment to Dean Crocker and welcome him back to Texas A&M. He returns with an even greater wealth of experience and expertise in international affairs and public service.

“Last month I informed faculty and staff in the Bush School of Ambassador Crocker’s intentions and reassured them of my expectations for meeting their ongoing responsibilities and the completion of a number of initiatives under the continued leadership of Dean Andy Card through the transition.

“Andy Card will continue to serve as Acting Dean of the Bush School through July 2013. We are extremely grateful for his service and leadership over the last two years. Without question, Andy has proven to be a noble public servant who has garnered the admiration and respect of our campus and broad community of partners. I look forward to keeping he and Kathleen fully engaged in our university going forward.

“We are confident that the Bush School — its accomplishments, programs and initiatives — will continue to gain even greater state, national and international prominence during this transition and under the leadership of both men.”

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Posted by on Apr 3 2013. Filed under Featured Stories, News.

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