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Dr. Mark H. Weichold

Dr. Mark H. Weichold became dean of Texas A&M University at Qatar in January 2007. As dean and CEO, he serves as the chief executive officer of Texas A&M’s branch campus to provide it with intellectual and administrative leadership, coordinate priorities and goals with faculty and department heads and support faculty development and quality educational programs. Major responsibilities of the position include academic program management, financial management, external relations with Qatar Foundation and the U.S. Ambassador to Qatar, and promotion of Texas A&M at Qatar in Qatar and in Texas.

Prior to his appointment to Texas A&M at Qatar, he served on Texas A&M’s main campus as the University’s Associate Provost for Undergraduate Programs and Academic Services since 1998. In 2003, he became the Dean of Undergraduate Programs and Associate Provost for Academic Services. In that capacity he had responsibility for the Office of Admissions and Records and the Office of Student Financial Aid, in addition to the Office of Honors Programs and Academic Scholarships, General Academic Programs, the Career Center, the Student Learning Center and the University Writing Center.

While serving on the main campus, he was involved with the Blinn TEAM Program, the Aggie Access Program, the Task Force on the Undergraduate Experience, Freshman Convocation, the Undergraduate Admissions Advisory Committee, a member of the Qatar Program Development Team and the Minority Recruiting Leadership Team.

Dr. Weichold earned B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Texas A&M University in electrical engineering and has worked for General Dynamics Fort Worth Division, Motorola in Austin, Texas, and the US Army Electronic Technology and Devices Laboratory in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. A registered professional engineer in the State of Texas, he is also a member of the Board of Directors for Ten X Technologies Inc. of Austin, Texas. He joined the electrical engineering faculty at Texas A&M University in 1982 and now holds the rank of Professor where his research interests include topics related to electron devices such as process development, device design, fabrication, and characterization. He has authored more than 80 journal articles, conference papers, and scientific reports, has been awarded three US patents. He is a senior member of IEEE, a member of the American Physical Society and of the American Vacuum Society. In addition, he has served as president of the Texas A&M chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, a member of the Blinn College Advisory Board, the College Station Business Development Corporation and the College Station Independent School District Board of Trustees. He has also served the engineering profession as a program evaluator for ABET.

Weichold has been recognized with the Association of Former Students Distinguished Achievement Award for Administration (2006), the United Way Trailblazer Award (2001), the Texas A&M International Programs Office’s International Excellence Award (1997), the TAMU GSC Kunze Award for Outstanding Graduate Advising (1997), the Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Professor Award (1996, 1991, 1987), the Halliburton Professor of Electrical Engineering Award (1995), the Tenneco Award for Meritorious Teaching (1993), the University Honors Program Undergraduate Fellows Program Award (1991), and the General Dynamics Excellence in Engineering Teaching Award (1989).