Rebekka Dudensing

  • Executive Director of Economic Development
  • Office of the President
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Dr. Rebekka Dudensing serves as the Executive Director of Economic Development within the Texas A&M University Office of the President. In this role, Dr. Dudensing leads the university’s economic development strategic plan and activities. She provides scholarship-driven technical and relational assistance to support economic and community engagement strategies within the university and with community and strategic partners across the state.

Previously, she served as Associate Vice President for Economic Development & Community Impact in the Division of Academic and Strategic Collaborations, where she coordinated the university’s community engagement activities and oversaw development, implementation, and evaluation of a strategic plan for the university’s economic development and community impact initiatives. For 15 years she served as a professor and extension economist for Community Economic Development with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Department of Agricultural Economics.

Rebekka earned a B.S. in Agriculture from Kansas State University and an M.S. in Agricultural and Applied Economics from Texas Tech. She completed her Ph.D. in Applied Economics at Clemson University. Dr. Dudensing is active in the National Association of Extension Community Development Professionals (presidential rotation 2021-2024) and a member of the APLU Commission on Economic and Community Engagement.