Garza named assistant vice chancellor for government relations
Norman Roy Garza, Jr., has been named assistant vice chancellor for government relations with Texas A&M Engineering, Dr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, announced today (Nov. 10).
Garza comes to Texas A&M Engineering from Texas Farm Bureau, where he has served as associate legislative director since December 2008. While with Texas Farm Bureau he was responsible for influencing public policy affecting agriculture production in Texas and landowners who are members of the largest agricultural organization in the state.
As assistant vice chancellor, Garza will be responsible for growing a State legislative program and a Federal congressional program for the Texas A&M Engineering agencies that coordinate with the overall Texas A&M University System legislative agenda.
Garza will represent Texas A&M Engineering agencies on the A&M System state and federal relations team, with responsibility for the subject areas of workforce development, transportation, environment, energy, technology, homeland security and emergency response.
Garza earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Saint Edward’s University in Austin, and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in business administration.