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The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents established the Regents Professor Award program in 1996. Each year, the Board of Regents of the Texas A&M University System honors individuals at the rank of professor or equivalent whose distinguished performance in teaching, research, and service has been exemplary. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the A&M System on faculty members. Faculty honored with this award demonstrate meritorious performance and hold achievements which impact not only their institutions or agencies, but also the community, the state of Texas, and/or the national and international community. This award is for faculty within the nine A&M System institutions (including Galveston campus), the System Health Science Center, and the Agricultural and Engineering Programs.
Texas A&M University Selection Process
Nominations for the Regents Professor from each college or school are submitted to the university selection committee, which recommends the finalists to the President to submit to the Texas A&M University System. You will note that beginning this year we will manage a total of 9 nominations to the system, pooled from those that had previously been managed separately (e.g., College Station (4), Galveston Campus (1), and Health Science Center (2)) and agencies (e.g., Engineering (1) and Agriculture (1)). To identify those nominations proceeding to “Step II” for consideration by the system we will review submissions from colleges/schools based on the maximum possible numbers indicated in this table:

College or School nominations are due to Faculty Affairs Awards Programs by 5 p.m. on April 12, 2023 (  This allows the university selection committee adequate time to evaluate all the candidates, and for the finalists to prepare their materials for submission to the Board of Regents.
Note that this internal deadline of April 12, 2023, is EARLIER than the final deadline stated on the TAMUS website. 
The initial nomination should consist of five distinct files: 

  1. Biography Paragraph (MS Word; 135 word maximum): Please prepare a biography that highlights the accomplishments that serve to make the nominee exemplary. (Used by Faculty Affairs to prepare University announcements)
  1. Nominating Letter (MS Word; 3-page max. length): A letter of nomination submitted to the selection committee from any of the following: deans, department heads, directors, program chairs, administrators, award committees, and individual or groups of faculty members. 
  2. Summary presentation (PDF; third-person, single-spaced, 12-point font, 5-page max. length): The summary presentation should be a compilation of the nominee’s most outstanding qualifications, significant achievements, and contributions with demonstrated superior performance in teaching, research, and service. This can be achieved through a personal statement by the nominee establishing the importance of their accomplishments in each of the three categories (teaching, research, and service) or as part of a nomination package prepared by their unit. Since a curriculum vitae will be a part of this packet, the statement should attempt to go beyond what is in the vitae.
  3. Vitae (25-page max. length): A current and moderately detailed vitae highlighting the nominee’s career and outstanding accomplishments. Please delete all personal references, such as marital status and family references.
  4. Optional Supporting Material (5-page max. length): Samples of teaching, scholarship, research, and service-related materials that further endorses the nominee’s candidacy

All nominations should be submitted, by the college/school, via e-mail or Filex to by 5 p.m. on April 12, 2023. If you have any questions regarding this award, please email

2023 Guidelines