RELLIS Recollections, the book, is now available for purchase through Texas A&M University Press.

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“Greater Than Imagined”

In just a short period of time, progress at the new RELLIS Campus has surpassed decades of plans and promises at the site. 

Thanks to the vision and leadership of Chancellor John Sharp, The Texas A&M University System has created a widespread optimism and excitement about what the future of the RELLIS Campus now holds.


David Chapman earned a Bachelor's degree in history from Texas A&M University in 1967. He began working at the school in 1972, starting as a graduate assistant in the Libraries department. He became archivist for the school in 1994 and was named director of the Cushing Memorial Library in 2008. He retired from the school on January 30, 2012, after 38 years of university service. He remains an integral part of the local historical scene.