Texas A&M IT Executive Director Honored As A ‘Trailblazer’


Miner “Pete” Marchbanks, Jr., Ph.D., received the prestigious “Trailblazer Award” from the Texas Association of State Systems for Computing and Communications (TASSCC) recently for his 49 years of service to Texas A&M University.


The award recognizes senior-level leadership and excellence in information technology from institutions of higher education.

Marchbanks, known around campus as “Dr. Pete,” is executive director of the Division of Information Technology. His Texas A&M career began in 1967 when he moved to College Station to work toward his doctorate. He was drafted to serve in the Vietnam War in 1969 and returned to the university in 1971. Over the years, Marchbanks has worked to help the Texas A&M community fully embrace information technology.

“I was completely surprised and shocked to receive this award,” Marchbanks said. “I am touched that my associates at Texas A&M nominated me and pleased that everyone on the TASSCC board knew me enough…

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