Speaker Date Topic
Erin Snider: Assistant Professor, Bush School Oct 24, 2018
Rethinking U.S.-Egyptian Relations

October 24: Erin Snider, “Rethinking U.S.-Egyptian Relations” Dr. Erin Snider remarks will draw on her expertise as a faculty specialist on the Middle East. She devotes particular attention to Egypt where she has visited repeatedly including last summer. Dr. Snider holds a PhD in politics and International Affairs from Cambridge University and held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton before joining faculty of the Bush School of Government and Public Service.

William Brown: Professor, Bush School Oct 31, 2018
The Brazos Valley Initiative of the Center for Nonprofits & Philanthropy

October 31: William Brown, “The Brazos Valley Initiative of the Center for Nonprofits & Philanthropy”

Dr. William A Brown is a professor at the Bush School of Government and Public Service and holds the Mary Julia and George Jordan Professorship. He serves as the Director of the Center for Nonprofits and Philanthropy. Will Brown has been on the national board of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action and has participated significantly in applying his expertise in the Brazos Valley.

Jason Jennings Nov 28, 2018
President, Baylor Scott & White Update

Jason D. Jennings, FACHE is currently the president for Baylor Scott & White Health – College Station Region. Jennings is a graduate of Texas A&M University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences. He also holds master’s degrees in physical therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch and in business administration from the University of Texas at Tyler. Jennings received the 2016 Outstanding Alumnus award from Texas A&M University, College of Biomedical Science. Jennings is a native Texan and grew up in Arlington, Texas. Jason and his wife, Jennifer, have two daughters, Reagan and Taylor.

Andrew P. Morriss ‘18 Jan 23, 2019
Introduction to the Texas A&M School of Innovation

Andrew P. Morriss ‘18
Dean, Texas A&M University School of Innovation
Vice President, Office of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

Prior to serving as Dean of Texas A&M University’s School of Innovation and Vice President of the Office of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, Andrew served as Dean of the Texas A&M University School of Law and the Anthony G. Buzbee Dean’s Endowed Chairholder. Andrew was the D. Paul Jones & Charlene A. Jones Chairholder in Law at The University of Alabama, was the Workman Professor at the University of Illinois College of Law, and the Roush Chair at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He has taught in Greece, Guatemala and Hong Kong, and lectured in Cambodia, the Cayman Islands, China, Myanmar and Nepal.

Morriss earned his A.B. from Princeton, his J.D. and Masters in Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT. In 2018, he earned an Aggie Ring and completed a Master’s in Educational Technology at Texas A&M University.

He is a Senior Fellow of the Property and Environment Research Center, Bozeman, Montana; Chair of the Editorial Board of the Cayman Financial Review; a Research Scholar at the Regulatory Studies Center, George Washington University; a Research Fellow of the NYU Center for Labor and Employment Law; and a Senior Fellow of the Reason Foundation.

Dean Morriss is married to Dr. Carol Akers ’87 who received her degree in Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University. They have two daughters, Kathleen and Julia.