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International Advisory Board

Passing of Herb Goodman, Chair Emeritus

Members of the International Advisory Board, International Programs Committee & Friends of the International Advisory Board,
It is with sadness and reflection that we share the passing of our colleague, chair emeritus and friend, Mr. Herb Goodman.
Herb served as a founding member, chairman and chair emeritus of the International Advisory Board from 1992 to 2021.  His service to and advocacy for Texas A&M University as a globally preeminent and important place for the future of the world, was second only to his passion for the role of the International Advisory Board as a resource for continued pursuits by Texas A&M administration, faculty, staff and students. He is remembered well by all of the Board and University community with which he interacted. 
Herb and his family supported students of Texas A&M through the Goodman Scholars, which awarded financial need scholarships to international students. He served on various councils, commission and taskforces including the Vision 2020, Academic Master Plan and Vision 2020 Mid Term Review committees where he advocated for continued globalizing and diversifying the faculty, student body and experiences of Texas A&M. 
We are so pleased that in the final weeks of his life, Herb shared a dinner in his home with fellow board member and long-time Houston global community colleague, Mahmood Mushtaq.  Mahmood brought dinner from Herb’s favorite Houston restaurant and discussed the state of the world, including a full report from the Fall Meeting of the International Advisory Board, with Herb applauding the continued good works and sending well wishes to all.
Services celebrating Herb’s life and impacts as a veteran, diplomat, global business titan and community servant leader will be held on
Thursday, November 11th at 1:00 PM
Saint Micheal Parish
1801 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056
If you wish to send condolences, you may direct them to herbg[at] to be viewed by his family directly and/or to iboard[at] where we will collect them for sharing as a set of remembrances from the International Advisory Board and Texas A&M University. 
In life, Herb’s impact on all he encountered was positive and profound.  He is remembered for his good works, engaging style and heartfelt commitment to a better world.
You can see from Herb’s International Advisory Board bio his success, experience and service  Public Partnership & Outreach - Herbert Goodman (
While not a graduate of Texas A&M, Herb embodied all the values, spirit and commitments that make an Aggie.  Our thoughts are with his wife, Mary, and their extended family and friends. 
Rey Spinelli
Chair – International Advisory Board
Dr. Patrick Louchouarn
Interim Vice Provost & Acting Dean of Faculties
Jim Woosley
Chair- International Programs Committee
Chad Wootton
Associate Vice President


The Texas A&M International Advisory Board (IAB) was founded in 1992 by then President William H. Mobley to assist Texas A&M University in developing global initiatives, supporting student international experiences and promoting its role as a world class teaching, research and service university. Restructuring in 2010-2014, realigned the international efforts of Texas A&M University from a singular central office to a focus on activities of the faculty and their colleges with centralized student and faculty services, global partnership services, and processes to ensure the student, program and partnership success. The IAB, in partnership with the newly formed International Programs Committee of Faculty Senate, reaffirmed this purpose and pledge. 


The Texas A&M International Advisory Board pledges to utilize individual member expertise and personal networks of connections around the world to: 
  • Enrich Texas A&M students’ cultural awareness and global acumen
  • Advance Texas A&M’s faculty scholarship through mutually beneficial partnerships
  • Recognize faculty and student excellence in international efforts and student support
  • Assist Texas A&M University’s administration in globalizing its mission, vision, goals and objectives
  • Promote Texas A&M globally as a preeminent higher education institution


The International Advisory Board, composed of about 40 members from business, government, education, and other areas, was created to advance the University on international program development and areas of emphasis. Its members participate in the University's international activities and assist in building an international network for the University, as well as promoting awareness of international programs and issues. 

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Meeting Agendas & Materials

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Fall 2020 Agenda Spring 2021 Agenda Fall 2021 Agenda