Porter joins staff at A&M-Central Texas

Texas A&M University-Central Texas welcomes Russell Porter as the new associate vice president of graduate studies and research. In addition, Porter will join the Warrior faculty as a professor in the School of Business Administration.

Porter received his B.A. in economics from Binghamton University, an M.P.S. in health and human services administration from Lynn University, a Ph.D. in health service organizations and research from the Medical College of Virginia-Virginia Commonwealth University, and an Ed.D. in higher education administration from the University of North Texas. He completed an American Council on Education Post-Doctorate Fellowship at The College of William and Mary with his seminal project on strategic quality improvement modeling. Porter has written more than 120 books, articles or scholarly presentations at the international, national and regional levels on civics and civility, health ethics, health care outcomes, educational typologies and educational ethics.

Before his career as faculty and academic administrator, he was a captain in the U.S. Air Force. He also has served on several educational and cultural boards.

Siblings graduate from medical school

J. Alan Waters Jr. and Aubri Michelle Waters recently graduated from medical school.

Capt. J. Alan Waters Jr., an Iraq War veteran serving with the Texas Army National Guard, graduated from The University of Texas at San Antonio School of Medicine and started his residency as a surgeon at Swedish General in Seattle, Wash. At this time he wants to continue his military career with the Washington State Army National Guard.

Capt. Aubri Michelle Waters graduated from The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences at Bethesda, Md., as the top pediatric grad. She recently started her Army residency at Madigan Army Hospital, Fort Lewis, Wash., as a pediatrician.

The children of retired 1st Sgt. J. Alan and Adrianne Waters of Copperas Cove, the siblings were born 22 months apart and grew up in a military family. They became close as they both experienced the rigors, joys and trials of medical school together. Now they'll start their residencies in the same area of the country.

— Compiled by

M. Clare Haefner

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