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COLLEGE STATION – Dr. Scott Shafer has been appointed interim department head of agricultural leadership, education and communication at Texas A&M University in College Station.
The announcement was made by Dr. Patrick Stover, vice chancellor for agriculture and life sciences at Texas A&M University and acting director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research.
Shafer serves as department head for recreation, park and tourism sciences at Texas A&M. He will remain in this role while serving simultaneous appointments, Stover said.
Shafer joined the department of recreation, park and tourism sciences in 1996.
“He is an experienced administrator who will draw on the department’s excellent faculty and staff as he provides leadership across both departments,” Stover said in a memo to faculty.
Shafer has chaired and supported 100 doctoral and master’s students. His recent Texas A&M honors include Senior Shob Scholar, 2014-2018; the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching; and selected by student leaders as The Big Event speaker.
Shafer earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M, master’s from the University of Utah and doctorate from Clemson University.