New Professorship Honors Former Mayor of Amarillo, Texas

Debra A. McCartt, the former mayor of Amarillo, Texas, was honored by the naming of an endowed chair at West Texas A&M University in Canyon. The Honorable Debra A. McCartt Distinguished Professor of Public Service chair will be available for faculty at the university in the departments of criminal justice, emergency management administration, and public administration. Faculty selected for the honor will serve a three-year term.

Debra McCartt served as mayor of Amarillo from 2005-2011. Earlier she was a city commissioner. McCartt is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington.

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