News from the Bush School

Scowcroft Institute Hires New Assistant Director

April 26, 2010

The Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs in the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University is pleased to announce the appointment of Peggy C. Holzweiss as assistant director of the Institute. Ms. Holzweiss will replace Griffin Rozell, who served as the assistant director from 2008-2010. In her new role at the Scowcroft Institute, Dr. Holzweiss will serve as a key member of the Institute’s leadership team, assisting the director to support the Institute’s mission of fostering and disseminating policy oriented international affairs research at Texas A&M University and the Bush School of Government and Public Service.

Dr.  Holzweiss holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Texas A&M University.  She spent the first part of her career advising student government and class councils as well as planning events with and for these groups.  These events include a number of traditions on the A&M campus such as Elephant Walk, Ring Dance, and Maroon Out.  Most recently she has served as the Assessment Coordinator for Student Life Studies at Texas A&M where she assisted clients with surveys, focus groups, and other assessment-related projects. 

Dr. Holzweiss’ research interests are focused on student organization involvement on college campuses and what students learn from their involvement.  She has taught leadership courses for the Corps of Cadets in the areas of organizational development and ethics and has guest lectured for graduate student courses in both business and education.  She has presented numerous sessions at regional and national conferences regarding student learning and has received national recognition for her participation in innovative services and resources for students.  She was honored as a Fish Camp namesake, an Aggie Access namesake, and received the Randy Matson ’67 Association of Former Students Award in 2007 for her service to students.

Dr. Holzweiss will begin work at the Scowcroft Institute on April 26th, 2010, for a period of orientation and transition and will take over as full-time assistant director on May 3rd, 2010. For more information please call (979) 845-1540 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).