A big announcement out of the Texas A&M University System which includes West Texas A&M University on Canyon. Chancellor John Sharp announced Monday, July 1, he will be retiring in 12 months.

The Board of Regents will conduct a national search for Sharp’s successor in the coming months.

WT President Dr. Walter Wendler says of Sharp, “Chancellor Sharp has supported my leadership and vision for WT.” He also said he has called Sharp the best boss he has ever had, many times within earshot of the Chancellor.

Sharp refers to leading the Texas A&M University System as one of the great privileges of his life.