Texas A&M names permanent COO and senior vice president

Peter Lange has been named chief operating officer and senior vice president of Texas A&M University.

Texas A&M University Department of Marketing and Communications

Texas A&M University announced today that Peter Lange will assume the role of chief operating officer (COO) and senior vice president, effective immediately.

Lange most recently served as interim chief operating officer in March. Prior to assuming the interim position, he served as associate vice president for transportation services, leading one of the largest university transportation operations in the country.

“With nearly 21 years of service to Texas A&M University, Peter has a deep knowledge and understanding of the business operations and people that make this university such a great place to live, work and learn,” said Gen. (Ret.) Mark A. Welsh III, president of Texas A&M. “This experience and understanding, combined with his commitment to respectful collaboration with colleagues and stakeholders, make Peter ideally suited for the important work ahead of him.

Lange joined Texas A&M in July 2003, after serving as a systems support specialist and acting assistant director at Georgia Institute of Technology for four years. He earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Georgia State University in Atlanta.

Under his leadership, Texas A&M Transportation Services received numerous honors, including:

  • International Parking and Mobility Institute (IPMI) Accredited Parking Organization “With Distinction” (2023)
  • Silver-level status as a “Bicycle-Friendly University,” League of American Bicyclists (2023)
  • IPMI Marketing Award (2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Texas Parking and Transportation Association Award for Excellence – Gameday Experience (2014)
  • Innovative Organization of the Year, National Parking Association (2012)

Lange’s professional awards and distinctions include:

  • Current University Representative, Bryan-College Station Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Board
  • Former Co-Chair of the IPMI Technology Committee (2012-2022)
  • Former Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Texas Parking and Transportation Association (2014-2023)
  • Visionary Award, Texas A&M Department of Finance and Operations, Awards for Excellence (2019)
  • Hindu Society of the Brazos Valley, Support in Crisis (2018)
  • Texas A&M Industrial and Systems Engineering Department Excellence Partner (2018)
  • IPMI James M. Hunnicutt, CAPP, Parking Professional of the Year (2015)
  • IPMI President’s Award (2013)
  • Texas A&M University, Department of Administration, Interdepartmental Team Award (2013)
  • Texas A&M University, President’s Award of Merit (2009)
  • Distinguished Service Award, Texas Parking and Transportation Association (2009)

Lange steps into the permanent position following a nationwide search following the departure of Greg Hartman, who earlier this year accepted the position of founding CEO of the new Texas Alliance of YMCAs.