Aric Short moved into the vice dean position following time spent as the interim dean of Texas A&M University School of Law. The move happened when Andrew P. Morriss began his appointment as the dean of the school on July 1, according to the TAMU Times.
Short has been at the law school for close to 12 years and helped transition the law school to Texas A&M University. Prior to his work as the interim dean, Short worked as the associate dean for academic affairs and worked as a professor of law. He specializes in Property and Wills & Estates courses.
Short’s duties as vice dean will include investigating, developing and implementing academic programs at the school.
“In particular, I will be looking at interdisciplinary programs with other Texas A&M colleges, like engineering, business and medicine,” Short said in an interview with the TAMU Times.
“We will also explore joint degree programs, as well as any new degree programs that would be valuable for our students and our school. In addition, my office will oversee international programs, including possible collaborations with foreign schools and study abroad opportunities for our students.”
Short said that the creation of the vice dean position will allow the school to expand its resources further into the Texas A&M community.
“The law school looks forward to exploring and implementing programs that will set the school apart from other law schools and provide students with meaningful training and experiences,” Short said. “In addition, some of these new programs may allow us to diversify the law school’s offerings and degrees beyond the traditional J.D.”