The Texas A&M AgriLife Research has hired Darrell White for the newly created role of senior administrator for the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in San Angelo.
White will provide direct administrative support to center leadership, serve as the senior operations administrator and support leadership with external and governmental relations. White will be responsible for the center’s infrastructure, manage space allocation and budget responsibilities.
“Professionally my goal has always been to have a large, positive impact on my community, whether I am working with cattle, sheep or goats,” said White. “Even though I may not be the person directly communicating with the stakeholders here in San Angelo, I will be participating in their success and contributing to a team that is helping the industry progress and move forward.”
White has an extensive background in ranch management, most recently at Rollins Ranches in Kenansville, Florida. He has also managed Callaghan Ranch in Encinal. He holds a master’s degree from the King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management, Texas A&M University – Kingsville.
“We’re very fortunate to have Darrell here,” said John Walker, Ph.D., AgriLife Research rangeland scientist and former center director, San Angelo. “He comes to us with a tremendous amount of experience and will be a great asset for the center.”
The addition of a senior administrator will increase both the efficiency and impact of the AgriLife Research and Extension Center in San Angelo across the state and beyond, allowing the center director and programmatic leaders to focus on science and thus enhance the output and impact of the center, according to Patrick J. Stover, Ph.D., vice chancellor of Texas A&M AgriLife, dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and director of Texas A&M AgriLife Research.
“There are a lot of good people here at the center, and I am excited to be joining AgriLife Research,” White said. “I’m an Aggie, as is my wife Laura, and we’re excited to be back home in Texas.”