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Overview

Distribution A is a special Listserv mailing list that facilitates campus-wide delivery of important messages to provosts, vice presidents, deans, directors and department heads, as well as their designated representatives. Anyone can subscribe and receive Distribution A messages, but only authorized individuals can send messages to the list.

Getting Started

Subscribe to receive Distribution A messages by filling out the subscription form. To have a message delivered to the list, send a request to the authorized contact for your division. You can also access the Distribution A Archive.

Guidelines

Messages should be formatted as plain text to ensure the message is readable. HTML-formatted content is also readable by most email programs. Formatted information, pictures, tables and graphics should be posted on a web page with a link to the web page in the body of the message.

In order to have a message delivered using Electronic Distribution A, you must send your message and request to the authorized contact for your respective division. These contacts and their respective divisions are listed below:

TAMU Office Contact Person
Office of the President Tracy Cullen
Executive Vice President and Provost Nancy Sawtelle
Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration Lisa Rosser or
Karen Bigley
Vice President for Development Karen Pearce
Vice President for Research Susan Wolff
Vice President for Student Affairs Cindy Smith or
Stacy Wright
Vice President and CEO Texas A&M University at Galveston Cherie Coffman
Texas A&M Human Resources Pamela Praesel
Marketing & Communications Marilyn Myers
Division of Information Technology Lacey Baze

FAQ

What is Distribution A?
How does Electronic Distribution A work?
How can I receive Electronic Distribution A messages?
Who do I contact if I am having problems?
What do I need to do to stop receiving Distribution A messages?

What is Distribution A?

Distribution A is list of provosts, vice presidents, deans, directors and department heads (as well as their designated representatives) to whom important memos, notifications and other pertinent information are routed for action and dissemination when appropriate. With the speed, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of email, Electronic Distribution A expedites and facilitates the campus-wide delivery of these messages.

How does Electronic Distribution A work?

Electronic Distribution A is a specialized LISTSERV mailing list. When email is addressed to the Electronic Distribution A list, it is automatically broadcast to everyone on the list. The result is similar to a newsgroup or forum except that the messages are transmitted as email and are therefore available only to individuals on the list. Also, while anyone can subscribe and receive Electronic Distribution A messages, only authorized individuals can send messages to the list.

How can I receive Electronic Distribution A messages?

If you would like to receive Electronic Distribution A messages, just fill out the online subscription form which will send an email to the Electronic Distribution A administrator. The subscription process is a manual procedure, so it may take a day or so for your request to be processed. Once your subscription has been processed, you will receive an automated message from the LISTSERV server verifying your subscription.

Who do I contact if I am having problems?

Feel free to contact Help Desk Central if you have any questions or are experiencing problems with the Electronic Distribution A messaging system.

What do I need to do to stop receiving Distribution A messages?

To be removed from the Electronic Distribution A messaging list, send an email to listserv@listserv.tamu.edu. In the body of the message type: SIGNOFF DIST-A.
If someone from your department has left and you need to have them unsubscribed, please email Help Desk Central for assistance.

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