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Jay B. Silveria Named Executive Director Of Washington, D.C. Bush School Location

Silveria was previously the former superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy.
By Texas A&M University Bush School of Government and Public Service Staff September 24, 2020

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Dean Mark Welsh has announced the appointment of Jay B. Silveria as the executive director of the recently established Texas A&M University Bush School of Government and Public Service teaching site in Washington, D.C.

Silveria is the former superintendent of the United States Air Force Academy. He graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1985 and later earned Master of Arts degrees from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and the National Defense University. He was also a senior executive fellow at Harvard University, and later returned to complete the Harvard Seminar for New Presidents.

“I’m honored to join the distinguished faculty and staff at the Bush School, and I share their commitment to the vision of its namesake, the late President George H. W. Bush,” Silveria said. “It’s particularly appropriate that the school will now have a presence in our nation’s capital. I am sure many Aggies and other current and aspiring public servants already working in Washington will choose to further their education and career here.”

Silveria had a distinguished 35-year career in the Air Force, serving in leadership positions in Europe, the Middle East and the United States. He retired as a lieutenant general.

Silveria will head the university’s new teaching site in Washington, D.C., located within a few blocks of the White House. The first class of students pursuing graduate degrees in international policy will attend in January 2021.

“Jay has broad experience in education as well as a long track record of spectacular leadership in both military and civilian organizations,”  Welsh said. “His focus areas at the Air Force Academy over the last three years make it clear that he is completely aligned with the values of the Bush School and Texas A&M University. Jay’s experience in the international arena and track record of developing partnerships with businesses and the community will be particularly important for the new Bush School’s future operations in our nation’s capital. We are incredibly lucky to have him.”

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