Texas A&M Names New Vice President The President and the Board of Directors of Texas A&M University announced in July the appointment of Dr. Horace R. Byers as Academic Vice President of the University, effective on 1 September 1968. Dr. Byers has been the first dean of the Texas A&M College of Geosciences since 1965. He continues in his position as Distin- guished Professor of Meteorology. Before going to Texas Prof. Byers had served for 25 years on the faculty of the University of Chicago and was head of the Department of Meteorology from 1949 to 1960. Prof. Byers was born in Seattle, Wash., in March 1906. He was educated at the University of California and at Massachusetts Insti- tute of Technology, where he received his D.S. in 1935. His studies were interspersed with research at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and work as an instructor in meteorology for Transcontinen- tal and Western Air Lines. Upon graduation from MIT he became a meteorologist with the U.S. Weather Bureau, where he remained until going to the University of Chicago in 1940. From 1942 to 1948 he was also executive secretary of the University's Department of Meteorology. His academic duties over his
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