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Gregory L. Square (right), working with an incoming transfer student at Friday's (Aug. 26) College of Science Transfer Learning Community Orientation.

COLLEGE STATION --

Gregory L. Square has been appointed to the recently established position of Undergraduate Recruiter in the Texas A&M University College of Science, effective July 25, announced Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs Dr. Timothy P. Scott.

In addition to charting the course for this inaugural role within the college, Square will serve as academic advisor to the newly formed Science Leadership Scholars (SLS) Program, which is set this fall to launch its first cohort featuring 25 incoming freshmen majoring in degree programs across the college's five departments. Square also will assist the college's Undergraduate Programs Office with new and ongoing projects.

"We are most excited to have Greg on board," Scott said. "He brings nearly a quarter century of experience as an advisor at a community college and has intimate knowledge on articulation between 2- and 4-year institutions, in addition to working with first-time-in-college freshmen. Greg also brings a great deal of qualitative research experience to evaluate and assess current recruitment and retention efforts, as well as leadership in building learning communities for traditionally underrepresented students. He has already become an outstanding contributor to our efforts to attract and retain students to the College of Science."

Prior to coming to Texas A&M, Square spent 24 years at Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois, where he served in a variety of student services-related capacities, including as an academic advisor for the past 14 years. He earned his bachelor's degree in economics at Illinois State University (1986) and his master's of business administration at Regis University (2000), along with certificates in advanced studies and human resource education (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005) and education/enrollment management (Capella University, 2011).

Square currently is working toward his Ph.D. in leadership in higher education at Capella, where his research explores issues that affect access and retention in post-secondary education in the United States, particularly among traditionally underserved student groups.

"I have dedicated the bulk of my career to working with students, which I greatly enjoy," Square said. "I look forward to continuing that work here at Texas A&M University and to sharing my passion for higher education along with the wonderful opportunity it represents for all students."

To learn more about undergraduate programs in the Texas A&M College of Science, visit http://www.science.tamu.edu/for-undergraduates.php.

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Contact: Shana K. Hutchins, (979) 862-1237 or shutchins@science.tamu.edu or Gregory L. Square, (979) 845-4855 or gsquare@science.tamu.edu

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