On behalf of the Board of Regents of the Texas A&M University System, I want to express our appreciation and gratitude to President Dominic Dottavio and the entire Tarleton State University community for graciously hosting our October board meeting during Tarleton’s Centennial Celebration. 

Tarleton rolled out the “purple carpet” for our visit. We witnessed firsthand the tradition-rich Tarleton student body, beginning with “Purple Thursday” and culminating with the Rudder Way dedication ceremony and Major General James Earl Rudder sculpture unveiling.  

It was a delight to be on the Tarleton campus during this celebration, and to recognize all that Tarleton does for the A&M System and the State of Texas.

The people of Stephenville and Erath County can be justifiably proud of Tarleton.


Charles W. Schwartz,

Chairman, Board of Regents