Texas A&M-Kingsville schedules summer commencement August 11

Steinke Physical Education Center - 07/27/17 - 08/11/17

Contact: Julie Navejar
julie.navejar@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2590

More than 425 graduates are ready to cross the stage to receive their degrees during the summer commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11, in the Steinke Physical Education Center at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

Students receiving their master’s and doctoral degrees will be recognized within their academic colleges.

During the commencement ceremony, Ruben A. Martinez Jr., Student Government Association vice president, will present the Distinguished Student Awards. Rick Garza, president of the Javelina Alumni Association, brings greetings and will present a university ring to one deserving graduate.

Dr. Frank B. Ashley III, senior associate dean for academic affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, will be the keynote speaker for the commencement ceremony. 

About Dr. Frank B. Ashley III

Dr. Frank B. Ashley III is the senior associate dean for academic affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. He came to the Bush School from the College Board, where he was senior vice president of membership and higher education engagement. 

As senior associate dean, Ashley oversees graduate education and research activities as well as strategic planning, faculty affairs, student affairs, program development, diversity, assessment, communications and external relations, student services and extended education programs in the Bush School. 

From 2007 to 2010, Ashley served as vice chancellor for academic affairs for The Texas A&M University System. In 2010, he was named vice chancellor for recruitment and diversity and chief of staff. 

His previous appointments included faculty positions and service as dean of the College of Education and interim provost-vice president for academic affairs at Texas A&M University-Commerce as well as director of admissions and associate dean for undergraduate studies and teacher education at Texas A&M’s College of Education. 

Ashley earned his bachelor’s degree from Louisiana College and his master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Alabama. He started his academic career as a science teacher and coach.