Texas A&M University has found the man to lead the Fort Worth–based law school: Andrew Morriss.

He’s currently the D. Paul Jones Jr. and Charlene A. Jones Chairholder of Law at the University of Alabama School of Law. He’ll become the new dean of Texas A&M University School of Law on July 1.

The Texas A&M University System board of regents chose the University of Texas at Austin law grad on May 1 from a field of 60 candidates.

While Morriss is a Longhorn, his wife, Carol, is an Aggie and graduate of Texas A&M University’s College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

“Carol and I are thrilled to get to be part of the team at Texas A&M,” a press release announcing the selection quotes Morriss as saying. “This is a unique opportunity in American legal education, combining the excellent faculty, staff and students at the law school with one of America’s premier research universities.”

Morriss is the inaugural Anthony G. Buzbee dean. On April 23 the law school announced Buzbee’s $1 million gift to fund an endowment at the law school.