Programs / Activities

Chancellor’s Student Advisory Council (CSAC)

The Chancellor’s Student Advisory Board was established in 1982 to provide students with representation at the highest levels within the A&M System. The board has 22 members and addresses a variety of student-related issues. The Council enhances student leadership development and educational opportunities by funding some of the board’s activities. These include monthly teleconferences or face-to-face meetings at A&M System institutions, an annual report to the Board of Regents, and trips to Austin each legislative session to meet with government representatives and view government in action.

Chancellor’s Academy of Teacher Educators (CATE)

The Chancellor’s Academy for Teacher Educators is an initiative that honors full-time faculty members who have significant impact on the preparation of teachers in the field of education. Since its inception in 2011, many recipients have been inducted into the Academy.

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Induction of recipients occurs each year during the council’s annual meeting. The award consists of a commemorative medallion bearing the A&M System seal, a $2,500 stipend, and a certificate. Subsequent to their selection, Academy members serve on future selection committees.

The Council Annual Meeting

The annual meeting is a unique opportunity for Council members to witness first-hand the contributions each System member is making to our state. Members tour the campuses, view current research initiatives, and visit with administrators, faculty and students.

Committee on Academic and Student Affairs (CASA)

CASA was provided initial funding of $50,000 on March 17, 2014. The effort supports education research and projects associated with the Board of Regents Committee on Academic and Students Affairs. Funds will be used for research conducted by faculty at A&M System universities in conjunction with the P-20 Education Research Initiative and support current and future teachers through web support.

Community Development

The council and the A&M System participate in community-wide events and fund-raising activities to enhance relationships with our institutions’ home communities.

Institutional Development

The council provides monetary support to A&M System institutions through presidents’ initiatives and a variety of campus programs promoting student leadership.

Information-Appreciation Events

The Council provides monetary support for Information-Appreciation luncheons, dinners or receptions for legislators who have been beneficial to the A&M System.

Suit Bank Initiative

In 2015, Chancellor John Sharp, through his Chancellor’s Century Council members, donated $70,000 to help job applicants with their wardrobes. Programs, both new and existing, have served over 750 students and nearly 3,000 items of clothing have been checked out. If you are interested in donating to any of the programs within the A&M System, contact information can be found at: