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AAPO is the longest-running professional organization for African American staff and faculty at Texas A&M University. 

Our Mission

The mission of AAPO is to recognize and promote the advancement of black professionals (i.e. faculty and staff) on the campus of Texas A&M University and within the Texas A&M University System through professional development, advocacy, support, networking opportunities, and Bryan-College Station community engagement.

What We Offer

Professional Development

Promote and provide professional development opportunities through workshops, lectures and various programs in promoting both professional and personal growth.


Advocate for the recruitment, retention, advancement, and interests of Black administrators, faculty, staff, and students at Texas A&M University.


Connect AAPO members to relevant resources and programming to assist them in reaching both personal and professional goals.


Provide opportunities for members to meet other Black faculty and staff members across campus and foster a sense of community through relationship-building and/or mentoring efforts.


Develop relationships and collaborate with on- and off-campus organizations and groups to address community issues affecting AAPO members and constituents.


Committee Chair

Dr. Arthur Watson

Committee  Member 

Rebecca Hankins

Committee Member 

Val Coleman

Committee Member

Patricia Alexander

Committee Member

Dinah Logan

Committee Member

Oscee Wheatfall III

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