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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 outstanding performance in teaching, research, and service has been exemplary. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the A&M System on faculty members. The performance of those selected is considered meritorious and worthy of recognition of their achievements that impacted not only their institution or agency but also the community, the state of Texas, and/or national and international levels.

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. Texas A&M University sends forward up to 9 nominations to the system. To identify those nominations proceeding to “Step II” for consideration by the system the selection committee reviews submissions from colleges/schools. This table indicates the number of nominations allowable from each college/school:

College or School


Agriculture and Life Sciences


Bush School of Government and Public Service


College of Arts and Sciences


College of Engineering


College of Nursing


Mays Business School


School of Architecture


School of Dentistry


School of Education & Human Development


School of Law


School of Medicine


School of Performance, Visualization and Fine Arts


School of Pharmacy


School of Public Health


School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences


Texas A&M University at Galveston




College or School nominations are due to Faculty Affairs Awards Programs by 12 p.m. on April 12, 2024 ( This allows the university selection committee adequate time to evaluate all the candidates. It also allows the finalists adequate time to prepare their “Step II” materials for submission to the Board of Regents by June 30, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.
Note that this internal deadline of April 12, 2024, is EARLIER than the final deadline stated on the TAMUS website. 

The initial Step I. 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)
  2. 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. 
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 12 p.m. on April 12, 2024. If you have any questions regarding this award, please email

2024 Guidelines