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John Sharp

Chancellor of the Texas A&M University System
Sharp has led the Texas A&M University System since 2011. In 2017, Gov. Greg Abbott named him head of the Governor’s Commission to Rebuild Texas, which was charged with rebuilding the state’s infrastructure in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Previously, Sharp served in the Texas House and Senate, as state comptroller and on the Texas Railroad Commission. He also served as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserve.