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Narrow & Deep: A Focused Approach to Entrepreneurship, a discussion with Taseer Badar ’95

On January 26, 2021, Founder and CEO of ZT Associates, Taseer Badar ’95, will lead a Mays Transformational Leader Speaker Series discussion that will address the mindset of Entrepreneurship.

Nominations for the 34th Annual President’s Meritorious Service Awards close January 29

These prestigious awards recognize and reward outstanding staff members who have demonstrated their commitment to the Aggie core values of excellence, integrity, leadership, loyalty, respect, and selfless service. Visit in January for the award nomination process and consider nominating a deserving Aggie Staff member, a team, or a supervisor for this award.


Congrats to the newest member of the European Corporate Governance Institute (EGCI): Christa H.S. Bouwman

Every 2 years, the ECGI invites nominations and applications from Corporate Governance researchers around the world to become a “Research Member.” This year, Mays very own, Christa H.S. Bouwman was selected. ECGI is a global research network and an international scientific non-profit association that provides a forum for debate and dialogue focusing on major corporate governance issues. Its primary role is to undertake, commission, and disseminate research on corporate governance. Learn more.


January 19 – First Day of Classes – Spring Semester

COVID-19 Resources

Texas A&M Employee Return to Campus: The Multi-Phase plan for the return to campus
Texas A&M official COVID-19 site: The most up-to-date information from the university level

Mays Keep Teaching: A resource for faculty to learn how to shift courses online
COVID-19 information for employees: For employment-related information concerning COVID-19
Zoom backgrounds: Made for Mays faculty, staff, and students



The Most Expensive Tool You Own
On January 11, MasterCast welcomed President and CEO of Petrophysical Solutions, Bill Price. Price talked about his spectacular failures, nights of grinding and nearly exploding one’s teeth, and the sheer amount of opportunity during pressing times. Tune in to hear Price’s sage advice to not worry, build a family in business and learn how to conquer the most expensive tool we all own.