Lloyd G LeCain on Texas A&M: One of Six Universities to Partner with USAID

November 26, 2012

A graduate of Texas A&M, Lloyd G LeCain earned a Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation, and is a proud member of the Texas A&M Association of Former Students. Lloyd G LeCain was a Captain in the United States Navy.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) selected Texas A&M as one of six universities from around the world who will partner in a monumental new pursuit called Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN). The goal of HESN is to innovate and implement solutions to challenges in global development, such as health, food security, and ongoing conflict.

Through HESN, Texas A&M will receive funding to establish a development lab which will be called the Center on Conflict and Development (C&D Center). There, the university’s HESN team will study the connections between conflict, poverty, and insecurity of food. Their findings will aid them in creating plans to improve conditions in countries affected by extreme conflict.

John Sharp, Texas A&M’s System Chancellor, praised the university’s selection as part of the USAID project, saying, “This national award is a tremendous recognition of our unique talents and ability to collaborate toward meaningful solutions to today’s challenges.”

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