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January 11, 2013

Bush School Acting Dean Appointed to State Economic Development Committee

Andrew Card

Andrew H. Card Jr., acting dean of Texas A&M University’s Bush School of Government and Public Service, is a leading member of the Select Committee on Economic Development that is scheduled to report to Texas Legislature this month regarding the effectiveness of the state’s policies that encourage new business investments and employment and help retain existing facilities and jobs.

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus appointed Card to the committee when it was established in 2011. He said Card’s extensive experience in government and the private sector would be of particular value to the committee.  

“As a former U.S. Secretary of Transportation and White House Chief of Staff, Dean Card has compiled an extraordinary record of public service to our country. I am deeply honored that he agreed to serve his newly adopted home state by sitting on this committee and helping the Legislature make our economic development efforts more effective and accountable to taxpayers,” Straus added.

The committee also is charged to evaluate existing state and local incentives and policies and will make recommendations regarding their continuation, elimination or modification. Another area of study was how incentives offered to businesses in Texas compared to those available in other states and how those differences affected business decisions regarding where to invest. 

In addition to Card, the 12-person select committee includes members of the legislature and representatives of the private sector.

“I’m honored to be part of this important policy effort, and have enjoyed working with my committee colleagues from both the public and private sector,” Card said. “I’ve also been fortunate to have access to Bush School faculty who have expertise in economic development and on whom I could call as our work progressed.”

Card is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Advisory Board and has held senior government positions under three U.S. presidents. In addition to his service as Secretary of Transportation and as White House Chief of Staff, he also worked in the Reagan administration as White House liaison to governors, statewide elected officials, state legislators, mayors and other elected officials.

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Media contact: Susan Robertson, Bush School of Government and Public Service, at (979) 862-8845

February 16, 2012

Nancy Pelosi To Speak At Texas A&M Feb. 20

Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Leader of the United States House of Representatives in the 112th Congress, will speak on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 20,  at 5:30 p.m. Sponsored by the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation, this program will take place in the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center at the George Bush Presidential Library Center. Andrew H. Card, Jr., Acting Dean of the George Bush School of Government and Public Service, will moderate a conversation with Leader Pelosi.

House Minority Leader Pelosi served as the first woman Speaker of the House and is also the first woman in American history to lead a major political party in Congress. Minority Leader Pelosi will mark her 25th year of service in the House representing San Francisco, California’s Eighth District, this year.

Minority Leader Pelosi brings to her leadership position a distinguished record of legislative accomplishments. She spearheaded passage of historic health insurance reform legislation in the House which grants a Patients’ Bill of Rights and will provide insurance for 32 million more Americans while lowering health care costs over the long term. Other accomplishments include the passage of historic investments in college aid, clean energy and innovation, and initiates to help small businesses and veterans. House Minority Leader Pelosi has been a powerful voice for civil rights and human rights around the world for decades.

Dean Card was appointed to the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University in July 2011. Formerly, Mr. Card served as Chief of Staff for President George W. Bush from 2000-2006. During President George H.W. Bush’s administration, Mr. Card was Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff. He also served as the 11th U.S. Secretary of Transportation. In President Reagan’s administration, Mr. Card served as Special Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs, Deputy Assistant to the President, and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs.

The George Bush Presidential Library Foundation was established in 1991 as a nonprofit educational foundation to design, build, and support the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University. In addition to sponsoring its own programs and activities, the Foundation provides logistical and financial support to the Library, as well as the George Bush School of Government and Public Service. Through its outreach, the Foundation is helping make the George Bush Presidential Library Center a leading institution in cultural, policy, and academic discussions.

The Bush School of Government and Public Service offers a comprehensive educational experience designed to cultivate professionalism and principle in public service. The Bush School offers Master’s degree programs in Public Service and Administration (MPSA), International Affairs (MPIA), and Joint Degree programs. In addition, certifications are offered in Advanced International Affairs, China Studies, Homeland Security, National Security Affairs and Nonprofit Management. Since its foundation in 1995, the Bush School has established three institutes to conduct policy-oriented research: Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy; Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs; and Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics and Public Policy.

News agencies interested in covering this event are advised to provide their representatives’ names, Social Security numbers, date of birth, and position by 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. That information may be faxed on official letterhead to (979) 845-9909.

All electronic equipment, such as video and still cameras, and satellite trucks must be in place for USSS security sweep at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center two hours prior to the event on Monday, Feb. 20, 2012. Please contact Tom Hughes at (979) 862-4001 or tomhughes@tamu.edu for more information.

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Media contact: Tom Hughes, News & Information Services at (979)862-4001or tomhughes@tamu.edu

 

January 12, 2012

Former White House Chief Of Staff Bolten to Speak, Receive Award

Joshua Bolten

Joshua Bolten

Joshua Bolten, former White House chief of staff under President George W. Bush, will speak at the Bush School at Texas A&M University on Jan. 26. Bolten will join Acting Dean of the Bush School, Andrew Card, in a discussion of “Political Polarization:  Its Causes and Its Cure.” The event is part of the ConocoPhillips White House Lecture Series. It will be held in the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

While on campus, Bolten also will receive the Good Governance Award presented by the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics and Public Policy. The award recognizes exemplary public service and raises the visibility of advanced analysis in policymaking.

During the Bush administration, Bolten also served as director of the Office of Management and Budget and as deputy chief of staff for policy. His nearly 20 years of government service include positions as general counsel to the US Trade Representative, chief trade counsel to the Senate Finance Committee, and as an attorney in the US State Department.

A native of Washington, D.C., Bolten received his undergraduate degree from Princeton (1976) and his law degree from Stanford (1980). He serves on the boards of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (Vice Chair), the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund (Co-Chair) and the ONE Campaign (where he served from January-July 2011 as Interim CEO).

The event is open to the public, but seating is limited. To reserve a seat, contact the Mosbacher Institute at mosbacher@bushschool.tamu.edu  or by phone at (979) 845-1927.

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Media contact: Lane Stephenson, News & Information Services at (979) 845-4662

December 12, 2011

Texas A&M Expected To Graduate 3,600 Students In Friday-Saturday Ceremonies

graduation exercises at Reed ArenaApproximately 3,600 Texas A&M students are expected to be awarded degrees during the university’s mid-year commencement exercises Friday and Saturday (Dec. 16-17), officials announced today. Texas A&M’s graduation ceremonies actually begin Thursday (Dec. 15) with a commencement convocation address by Andrew H. Card Jr., acting dean of the Bush School of Government and Public Service.

Commencement convocation is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Thursday in Rudder Auditorium. Two commencement exercises will be held Friday — at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. — and one at 9 a.m. Saturday, all at Reed Arena. The Saturday ceremony will include the commissioning of approximately 50 members of the Corps of Cadets into the Army, Air Force, Navy or Marine Corps.

Commencement convocation and the graduation ceremonies are open to the public, university officials note.

The Association of Former Students will host its “Next Tradition” program in conjunction with the university’s graduation ceremonies. The program, designed to introduce new graduates to the alumni organization and its varied activities, will be conducted at the Clayton Williams Jr. Alumni Center before and after commencement convocation and from 11:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. Friday and from 11:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday.

Card, who held a variety of top-level governmental positions under three U.S. presidents, has served as acting dean of the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M since July. He was named to that position after Dean Ryan Crocker was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as ambassador to Afghanistan. Crocker, who was appointed Bush School dean in January of 2010, is on a leave of absence but is expected to return to that position after completing his current foreign service, university officials note.

Andy Card

Andy Card

“Mr. Card has served admirably in a number of public service positions, and as acting dean of the Bush School, and we are confident he will bring a message that will be inspiring and well received by our degree candidates, their families and others attending commencement convocation,” Texas A&M President R. Bowen Loftin said in announcing the selection of Card to present the address.

Commencement convocation is a relatively new Texas A&M tradition in which all members of a graduating class have the opportunity to assemble together, along with family members and friends, in an informal setting.

Card served as White House chief of staff under President George W. Bush from 2001 until 2006. He served as deputy chief of staff and, subsequently, as secretary of transportation under President George H. W. Bush. Card also was appointed as special assistant and later deputy assistant to the president, as well as director of intergovernmental affairs, by President Ronald Reagan.

He began his public service career in 1975 when he was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, where he served until 1983. In 1982, he was named “Legislator of the Year” by the National Republican Legislators Association and received the “Distinguished Legislator Award” from the Massachusetts Municipal Association.

Card also has served in leadership positions in industry. He is a cofounder of the Lonsdale Group and currently serves on several boards and councils, including the board of directors of Union Pacific Corporation. Additionally, he is senior counselor on the international advisory board at Fleishman-Hillard and the advisory board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Card is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a B.S. in engineering. He also attended the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1965 to 1967.

He and his wife, the Rev. Kathleene Card, are natives of Holbrook, Mass., and have three children and six grandchildren.

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Media contact: Lane Stephenson, News & Information Services at (979) 845-4662

 

November 28, 2011

Bush School Acting Dean Andrew Card To Be Texas A&M’s Convocation Speaker On Dec. 15

Andy Card

Andy Card

Andrew H. Card Jr., who held a variety of top-level governmental positions under three U.S. presidents and now serves as acting dean of the George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M, will be the speaker for the university’s mid-year commencement convocation, announced Texas A&M President R. Bowen Loftin.

Commencement convocation is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 15 in Rudder Auditorium.

Card was named acting dean of the Bush School  in July after Dean Ryan Crocker was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as ambassador to Afghanistan. Crocker, who was appointed Bush School dean in January 2010, is on a leave of absence but is expected to return to that position after completing his current foreign service, university officials note.

“Mr. Card has served admirably in a number of public service positions, and as acting dean of the Bush School, and we are confident he will bring a message that will be inspiring and well received by our degree candidates, their families and others attending commencement convocation,” Loftin said in announcing the selection of Card to present the address.

Commencement convocation is a relatively new Texas A&M tradition in which all members of a graduating class have the opportunity to assemble together, along with family members and friends, in an informal setting. It is a prelude to the degree candidates formally receiving their diplomas the following two days in  ceremonies at Reed Arena aligned by the academic colleges representing their major fields of study.

For a listing of times for the ceremonies that include specific colleges, visit here.

Commencement convocation and the graduation ceremonies are open to the public.

Card served as White House chief of staff under President George W. Bush from 2001 until 2006. He served as deputy chief of staff and, subsequently, as secretary of transportation under President George H. W. Bush. Card also was appointed as special assistant and later deputy assistant to the president, as well as director of intergovernmental affairs, by President Ronald Reagan.

He began his public service career in 1975 when he was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives, where he served until 1983. In 1982, he was named “Legislator of the Year” by the National Republican Legislators Association and received the “Distinguished Legislator Award” from the Massachusetts Municipal Association.

Card also has served in leadership positions in industry. He is a cofounder of the Lonsdale Group and currently serves on several boards and councils, including the board of directors of Union Pacific Corporation. Additionally, he is senior counselor on the international advisory board at Fleishman-Hillard and the advisory board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Card is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a B.S. in engineering. He also attended the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1965 to 1967.

He and his wife, the Rev. Kathleene Card, are natives of Holbrook, Mass., and have three children and six grandchildren.

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Media contact: Lane Stephenson, News & Information Services at (979) 845-4662

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