SMU Lyle Professor Al Armendariz announced by White House as EPA Region 6 Administrator

 Al Armendariz
 Dr. Al Armendariz
EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced President Barack Obama’s selection of Dr. Alfredo “Al” Armendariz to be the Agency’s Regional Administrator for EPA’s region 6.


"I look forward to working closely with Al Armendariz on the range of urgent environmental issues we face, in region 6 and across the nation," said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. "At this moment of great challenge and even greater opportunity, I'm thrilled that Al will be part of our leadership team at EPA. He will certainly play an instrumental role in our Agency's mission to protect our health and the environment."


“It is an honor to serve the President and the Administrator,” Armendariz said. “As EPA Regional Administrator, I look forward to working closely with Administrator Jackson as we help our communities and build a green economy. I'm proud to be selected and to work with the dedicated EPA team in confronting the environmental and energy challenges currently before us. As a scientist, there has never been a more exciting time to be involved in environmental protection.”


While on leave, Professor Armendariz will retain his appointment with the SMU Lyle School of Engineering.

Quick Facts About EPA Region 6

  • Region 6 Includes the states of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico
    and 66 Indian tribes.
  • Region 6 is the most industrialized region in the nation.
  • Dr. Armendariz will be responsible for more than 1,000 employees.
  • The United States is divided into 10 regions.