Speaker Date Topic
Andrew P. Morriss ‘18 Jan 23, 2019
Introduction to the Texas A&M School of Innovation

Andrew P. Morriss ‘18
Dean, Texas A&M University School of Innovation
Vice President, Office of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

Prior to serving as Dean of Texas A&M University’s School of Innovation and Vice President of the Office of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, Andrew served as Dean of the Texas A&M University School of Law and the Anthony G. Buzbee Dean’s Endowed Chairholder. Andrew was the D. Paul Jones & Charlene A. Jones Chairholder in Law at The University of Alabama, was the Workman Professor at the University of Illinois College of Law, and the Roush Chair at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He has taught in Greece, Guatemala and Hong Kong, and lectured in Cambodia, the Cayman Islands, China, Myanmar and Nepal.

Morriss earned his A.B. from Princeton, his J.D. and Masters in Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Ph.D. in Economics from MIT. In 2018, he earned an Aggie Ring and completed a Master’s in Educational Technology at Texas A&M University.

He is a Senior Fellow of the Property and Environment Research Center, Bozeman, Montana; Chair of the Editorial Board of the Cayman Financial Review; a Research Scholar at the Regulatory Studies Center, George Washington University; a Research Fellow of the NYU Center for Labor and Employment Law; and a Senior Fellow of the Reason Foundation.

Dean Morriss is married to Dr. Carol Akers ’87 who received her degree in Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University. They have two daughters, Kathleen and Julia.

President Somerford and Committee Chairs Jan 30, 2019
Club Assembly

From Roby Somerford: On Wednesday, January 30, 2019 we will have our first quarterly Club assembly. I would like for each of you to give an update on your committee, i.e. timelines, revenue, metrics, etc. I ask that you be concise as you will only have 3-4 minutes at most, to speak. We have a lot of information to going over. What you have to say is very important to the members of the club and we want to be transparent on all things. PowerPoint presentations are not necessary. Questions will be asked after all presentations are made.

  • Financials – Roby Somerford
  • Teacher mini grants – Crystal Dupre
  • Student Scholarships – T Getterman
  • Bryan Rotary 10 – Hayden Riley
  • Field of Valor – Bunny Pratt/Shelley Nelson
  • RYLA – Steve Bledsoe
  • Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) – Charlie Gilliland/John Anderson
  • Membership – Joan Quintana