A Site History Project for The Texas A&M University System's RELLIS Campus

A Change to the Status Quo

The RELLIS Campus is many things. It’s an Academic Alliance. It’s a place where world-class research will continue and a venue for a game-changing future collaboration between education and industry.

RELLIS has a storied history and a promising future.

There have been visions put forth for the site and compelling master plans created. But, what-could-be never aligned with a can-do approach.

Until now.

Gary Sera, the agency director for the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, admits to suggesting to his boss, Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp, that the old Research Annex/Riverside Campus could use a little “sprucing up.”

 

Gary Sera serves as the Agency Director for the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX).  He has been employed with TEEX since 1993.  Before being appointed as the agency’s Director, he served as Division Director of the Technology and Economic Development Division (TED) with TEEX.  Sera also served as Director of the Mid Continent Technology Transfer Center, a NASA sponsored center focused on the delivery of technology commercialization services in a 12 state region.  Sera has earned both a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering at the University of Arizona and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from California State University.