The Texas A&M University System's Board of Regents, during a special telephonic meeting on Tuesday, approved a motion to significantly expand the educational space for Texas A&M-Commerce in a Dallas high-rise. Since 2021, the university has been offering courses in various disciplines, including business, education, visual communications, and agriculture, in a building located at 8750 North Central Expressway in Dallas.
In their decision, the Regents authorized the addition of 41,944 square feet of leased space to the original 51,515 square feet, effectively nearly doubling the educational footprint. This expansion will enable the university to broaden its academic offerings, providing more opportunities for students in the Dallas area.
In another notable action, the Board granted authorization to the Texas A&M University System to engage in negotiations for a potential collaboration with interested parties to manage and operate the Pantex Plant, situated outside of Amarillo. The primary mission of the Pantex Plant is to assemble, disassemble, test, and evaluate nuclear weapons in support of the nation's stockpile stewardship program. The Texas A&M System already has experience in managing the Los Alamos National Laboratory in partnership with Battelle Memorial Institute and the University of California. Additionally, Texas A&M University boasts the nation's largest nuclear engineering program.
Lastly, the Board deferred action on a pre-development agreement with Aplin Center, LLC. This decision allows the new Texas A&M University administration additional time to evaluate and consider the proposal to construct an educational facility on campus.
About The Texas A&M University System
The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a budget of $7.8 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities, a comprehensive health science center, eight state agencies, and the RELLIS Campus, the Texas A&M System educates more than 153,000 students and makes more than 23 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. System-wide, research and development expenditures exceed $1 billion and help drive the state's economy.