Andy is fond of saying he landed in Aggieland after he made a promise to return his wife, Carol, a native Texan, back to the state as soon as possible. Prior to his role as Dean of the School of Innovation, Andy served as the inaugural Dean of the Texas A&M University School of Law. Before that, he taught at University of Alabama, University of Illinois, and Case Western Reserve University.
He is a Senior Fellow of the Property and Environment Research Center, Bozeman, Montana; a Research Scholar at the Regulatory Studies Center; President of the Antigua Forum 2020; on the Executive Committee/Board of Directors of the Brazos Valley Economic Development Council; and a Board Member 2019-2020 of HoustonX.
Andy is married to Dr. Carol Akers ’87 who received her degree in Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University. Andy earned his Aggie Ring in 2018 with a Master’s in Educational Technology. They have two daughters, Kathleen and Julia. In his free time, Andy loves to travel, experiment with creative cooking techniques (hence the blow torch picture), and help Carol on the family ranch in Junction.
Favorite Book As An Adult
“Cryptonomicon” by Neal Stephenson. It has cryptography, WW2, cybercurrency, and the best ever description of a business meeting.
Favorite Music Video
Favorite Instagram Post
“Fans with Paul Weller” by @paulwellernews