Texas State prepares for fall commencement

Posted by University News Service

Dec. 9, 2011

Adm. B.R. Inman, U.S. Navy (Ret.) will be the keynote speaker at one of four commencement ceremonies to be held Friday and Saturday, Dec. 16 and 17, at Texas State University-San Marcos.

All commencement ceremonies will be held in Strahan Coliseum.

Inman will speak at the ceremony to be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16. Degree candidates from the College of Liberal Arts and the University College will attend the 2 p.m. ceremony.

Degree candidates from the colleges of Education and Health Professions should attend the ceremony to be held at 10 a.m. Friday.

Degree candidates from the colleges of Applied Arts and Fine Arts and Communication will attend the ceremony to be held at 6 p.m. Friday.

Degree candidates from the McCoy College of Business Administration and the College of Science and Engineering will attend the 10 a.m. ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 17.

Texas State President Denise Trauth will offer remarks at the 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Friday ceremony and at the Saturday morning ceremony.

Inman holds the Lyndon B. Johnson Centennial Chair in National Policy at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. He served as interim dean at the school from January to December in 2005 and again from January 2009 to March 2010.

Inman served in the U.S. Navy from November 1951 to July 1982, when he retired with the permanent rank of Admiral. While on active duty, he served as director of the National Security Agency and deputy director of Central Intelligence. After retirement from the Navy, he was chairman and chief executive officer of the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corp. (MCC) in Austin for four years and chairman, president and chief executive officer of Westmark Systems, Inc., a privately owned electronics industry holding company for three years. He also served as chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas from 1987 through 1990.

There are 2,800 candidates for bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees this fall at Texas State.