Texas A&M University is part of the Texas A&M University System (which includes 11 universities). The Chancellor oversees the day-to-day operation and management of the Texas A&M University System, while the nine-member Board of Regents oversees the administration and sets policy direction for all system members. The Regents and the Chancellor are appointed by the Governor of Texas.
The President of Texas A&M has executive responsibility for the university as a whole (including the branch campuses and other constituent units). The President reports to the Chancellor.
The Provost and Executive Vice-President of Texas A&M serves as the chief academic officer and has responsibility for the teaching, research, and service activites of the university. The Provost and Executive Vice President reports to the President. The provost is assisted by approximately a dozen administrators of varying titles who each have specific responsibilities.
The Deans of colleges and schools have administrative responsibility for their respective academic unit, and are assisted by a variety of associate deans. Each dean reports to the Provost regarding the academic affairs of their unit.
The Dean of Faculties and Associate Provost facilitates and observes fairness and equity in the recruitment, evaluation, and advancement of faculty and academic administrators. The Dean of Faculties and Associate Provost reports to the Provost.