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“Home Run”

Kem Bennett arrived at Texas A&M in 1986 and more than 30 years later, he continues to teach at the school. He’s a “professor emeritus” now, but his list of accomplishments at A&M is among the most impressive of any individual in the university’s history.

A partial list of the distinguished positions he’s held is contained in his biography below. His duties as agency director for “TEEX,” now the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, gave him reason to visit the old Riverside Campus regularly. Bennett says TEEX employees got used to “making do” in their job-skills training home.


Dr. G Kemble “Kem” Bennett served as vice chancellor of engineering for the Texas A&M University System and dean of the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University from 2002 to 2011. Bennett joined the Texas A&M engineering program in 1986 and has held several leadership positions, including professor and head of the Department of Industrial Engineering, associate dean of research, director and CEO of the Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and director and CEO of the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX). As vice chancellor, Bennett oversaw coordination and collaboration among the engineering, academic and research programs at universities throughout the Texas A&M System and led the research programs and extension services of three state agencies: TEES, TEEX and the Texas Transportation Institute.