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Division of Marketing
& Communications

Erick BeckErick Beck, Director of Web Development, Division of Marketing & Communications, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

What I Do

My job bridges bridges the gaps between web development, web marketing, and web strategy. Many people tend to look at the webmasters group as being strictly IT, but it's really much more than that. It's looking at everything from the technical side, to content and design; but to do our jobs right we have to focus on the "why" of doing something much more than the "how."

My Texas A&M Story

I was one of those people who came to A&M and never left. My hometown seems to alternate between everyone going to Texas one year and everyone going to A&M the next. My year was the year that everyone went to A&M, so most of my friends from high school were also here. Growing up I never was a diehard Aggie, but during my time here it really did start resonating with me. I enjoyed the friendly, family aspect of the university. I came from a town of 13,000, so for me, this was the big city. My first job out of college was working for the athletic department as a graduate student worker that morphed into something longer lasting. Then my first full-time job was with the university medical school. My longest stint was then spent at CIS (Computing & Information Services), after which I moved to Marketing & Communications, where I and have been ever since.