Retired TAMUC Faculty Holt Honored with Emeritus Distinction

Following his retirement after 10 years of service at Texas A&M University-Commerce, Chuck Holt, Ed.D., earned a new title when the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents designated him as Associate Professor Emeritus of Educational Leadership.

“I am honored to be named associate professor emeritus by The Texas A&M System Board of Regents,” Holt said. “I love our university and I'm proud that it serves so many first-generation college students.”

Dr. Chuck Holt receiving Emeritus certificate
Pictured left to right: Peter Williams, Ph.D., head of the Department of Educational Leadership; A&M-Commerce Provost John Humphries; Chuck Holt, Ed.D., Associate Professor Emeritus; Kimberly McLeod, Ed.D., dean of the College of Education and Human Services.

Holt joined the Department of Educational Leadership at A&M-Commerce in 2010 after a career served in Texas public schools as a teacher, principal and superintendent. During his time at the university, he helped train future school leaders by teaching courses including school law, school finance, leadership and more.

Widely published, Holt has presented at state, national and international conferences. He has consulted with public schools in Texas on school finance matters and as an interim superintendent.

College of Education and Human Services Dean Kimberly McLeod, Ph.D., said Holt has served as an instructor and mentor to many over the years.

“This emeritus distinction exemplifies the excellence and impact Chuck Holt's services have had in the lives of our students and alumni,” McLeod said. “We gladly celebrate his life achievements and contributions to the university community.”

Holt and his wife, Donna, now live on their farm in Wood County, producing beef cattle and hay. The couple has endowed several scholarships at A&M-Commerce for future educators. He said he hopes to continue his contributions to the Department of Educational Leadership as an instructor and consultant moving forward.