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Texas A&M System Hires Williams As Vice Chancellor

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COLLEGE STATION (AP) – The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents has appointed former state Sen. Tommy Williams of the Woodlands as vice chancellor of federal and state relations.

Williams will start the $300,000-a-year job on Dec. 2. The appointment was announced Thursday.

Williams served three terms in the state House before he was elected to the state Senate in 2002. He served nearly four terms in the Senate before announcing earlier this month he would leave office.

Williams was chairman of the Senate Finance Committee in the 2013 session. An accountant, Williams is president of Woodforest Financial Services, and affiliate of Woodforest National Bank.

He graduated from Texas A&M in 1978.

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