Texas A&M-Corpus Christi traces its beginning to 1947 as the area’s premier institution of higher education. Today, we’re part of The Texas A&M University System, a network of nine universities, seven state agencies and a comprehensive health science center. The following dates are significant milestones marking our amazing transformation.
Legislature authorizes the Texas A&I University System to establish a state-supported upper-level institution of higher education in Corpus Christi.
Texas A&I University at Corpus Christi opens its doors on Sept. 4, 1973, to 969 students as an upper-level institution offering courses at the junior, senior and graduate levels.
Corpus Christi State University joins The Texas A&M University System.
The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents renames the institution Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. A year later, it becomes a four-year comprehensive university and enrollment increases to 5,000 students.
The Legislature of the State of Texas appropriates special funding to have the Art Museum of South Texas affiliated with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and administered as a cooperative joint venture. State dollars are matched at a minimum of 2:1 from private and community sources.
The University revives its intercollegiate athletics program. Today, A&M-Corpus Christi competes in 14 men’s and women’s sports as a member of the Southland Conference.
Dr. Flavius Killebrew becomes the University’s President/CEO and initiates Momentum 2015, a 10-year plan to establish Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi as the flagship university for South Texas.
The City of Corpus Christi donates 156 acres for the expansion of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The land is off Ennis Joslin Road and Nile Drive.
The Federal Aviation Administration names A&M-Corpus Christi one of seven test sites for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS.)
The Harte研究所 (HRI) for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi was named as a lead organization of the state’s RESTORE 研究 Centers of Excellence. This center will guide research and restoration efforts in the Gulf of Mexico.
Dr. Flavius Killebrew retires as President and CEO of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
Dr. Kelly M. Miller named Interim President of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
Dr. Flavius Killebrew, Immediate Past President of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, granted status of President Emeritus.
Dr. Kelly M. Miller named the 11th President of Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi was classified as an “R2 Doctoral University – High 研究 Activity” campus by Carnegie Commission of Higher Education for the first time in its history.
The $60-million Tidal Hall Life Science 研究 Building opened in support of the Island University’s fastest growing programs including environmental ecology, biomedical/genetics, marine genomics, fisheries & mariculture, and marine microbiology. The Island University also established a presence in downtown Corpus Christi with the opening of the new Islanders Pavilion and Courts.
NASA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) project teamed up with the Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation to test drone traffic management in downtown Corpus Christi, one of only two test sites selected nationwide.
Administrators from the Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence & Innovation signed a memorandum of understanding to develop an airspace management plan and to create a flight operations cell to support aeronautics research at the A&M System’s RELLIS Campus in Bryan, Texas.
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and the Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority unveiled “SURGE,” the only autonomous vehicle in Corpus Christi used for public transportation.
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