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Mission Statement

Public Partnership and Outreach (PPO) serves the land grant mission of Texas A&M University by providing services that establish and support partnerships between the University and its stakeholders, which include on and off campus groups, faculty, administrators, academic affairs staff, local and regional communities, international peer institutions, industry, former students and faculty, and others.   Our engagement efforts build public trust, support engaged scholarship of faculty, and facilitate high-impact service learning in classrooms.   

While the full range of partnership activities is available on our website, PPO serves as a portal for those seeking connections with the University through such key services as the following:
  • serving as liaisons for several former student networks,
  • connecting university expertise with community groups, city, county and state governments, and quasi-governmental groups, such as Chambers of Commerce, economic development boards, and others,
  • organizing logistics for university and Academic Affairs division level events such as Tradition of Excellence Awards, Distinguished Day, and Commencement,
  • supporting continuing education courses with centralized payment, reporting, and online tools,    
  • coordinating and facilitating PK-12 partnerships,
  • facilitating international agreement development and tracking, and
  • providing administrative support for key signature international partners