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The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents recently confirmed Dr. Mark Rudin as the new President of Texas A&M University-Commerce.

The move was announced in a press release following their meeting this week.

Rudin becomes the 13th President in the university's history, and the fourth to begin his tenure since the school joined the A&M System. Rudin comes from Boise State University, where he served as vice president for Research and Economic Development for the past 11 years. Rudin said earlier in the month that if confirmed as president, he would be coming to "a really special place" at A&M-Commerce.

In the release, Board Chairman Charles Schwartz warmly welcomed Rudin to his new position.

“It is with great pleasure that the Board of Regents welcomes Dr. Rudin to Texas A&M University-Commerce,” Schwartz said. “We are sure he will build on our years of success at Texas A&M University-Commerce.”

Rudin is replacing Dr. Ray Keck, who is stepping down effective Aug. 31 to return to a full-time teaching role. Keck was honored at the board meeting as well, with the Regents voting to give him the title of President Emeritus.

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