Office of the Dean

The dean is the leader of the college. In addition to numerous administrative duties, the dean works collaboratively with the college's department heads, research center directors and assistant deans to develop and implement the college's myriad initiatives and realize its goals and vision. The administrative staff in the Office of the Dean supports the dean and the college at large.

Jorge Vanegas

Dean, Professor of Architecture

Jorge Vanegas Dr. Jorge A. Vanegas, dean of the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University and research professor with the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station of the Texas A&M University System, has focused his scholarly and professional activities on:

  • Creativity, innovation, design, and entrepreneurship;
  • Built environment sustainability – urban, infrastructure, and facilities; and
  • Advanced strategies, tools, and methods for integrated capital asset delivery and management in the Architecture/Engineering/Construction industry.

He began serving as interim dean of the college July 9, 2008 and was appointed dean by The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents on July 17, 2009. He has served as a technical advisor and a regular contributor, in various capacities, to activities of different academic institutions, organizations, and companies in the United States and internationally, and serves on multiple boards for several research and education centers.

In recognition of his scholarly accomplishments in research, teaching and service , Dr. Vanegas has received throughout his academic and professional career, national and international awards for education, research, and professional excellence, including being inducted in the Pan American Academy of Engineering in 2010. A registered architect in Colombia, Dr. Vanegas holds a degree in architecture from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Columbia as well as Master of Science and doctorate degrees in construction engineering and management from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University in California.


Associate Deans


Louis G. Tassinary

Executive Associate Dean, Professor of Visualization

Leslie Feigenbaum

Leslie Feigenbaum

Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs

Elton Abbott

Elton Abbott

Assistant Dean for International Programs and Initiatives, Associate Professor of Practice

Chris Novosad

Chris Novosad

Assistant Dean for Finance

Sue Wade

Sue Wade

Assistant to the Dean

Contact Information

  • Location: Langford A202
  • Phone: 979.845.1222
  • Fax: 979.845.4491
Mailing Address
College of Architecture
3137 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-3137