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Savell Named Vice Chancellor And Dean Of Agriculture And Life Sciences

The longtime meat science professor's appointment is effective June 6.
By Texas A&M University System Communications June 3, 2022

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Jeffrey W. Savell.

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The Texas A&M University System’s Board of Regents today named a much-decorated professor, Jeffrey W. Savell ’75, as Vice Chancellor and Dean of Agriculture and Life Sciences for Texas A&M.

Savell is a University Distinguished Professor, Regents Professor and the E.M. “Manny” Rosenthal Chair in the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University. He received his B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Texas A&M.

His appointment is effective June 6.

“Dr. Savell is a great Aggie who is well-respected within academia and the agricultural community,” said Chancellor John Sharp. “An added bonus – he makes pretty good barbecue!”

Savell teaches the introductory course in meat science as well as a freshman class on Texas barbecue. He also leads a graduate course in carcass composition and quality, and team-teaches a graduate and undergraduate course in Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point.

A past president of the American Meat Science Association, Savell is a member of the Meat Industry Hall of Fame.

“Dr. Savell is a highly recognized scholar who has been identified among the top 2% of most-cited researchers in the world,” said Texas A&M President M. Katherine Banks. “His impact and long tenure at Texas A&M includes teaching 12,000 Aggies and producing 150 graduate students who have become leaders in academia, industry and government.”

Media contact: Laylan Copelin, 979-458-6425,

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