As A&M chancellor and hurricane recovery czar, John Sharp balances two intensely personal jobs

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As Hurricane Harvey washed onto the Texas shore last month, flooding streets and toppling buildings, John Sharp stayed up late into the night working the phones. The chancellor of the Texas A&M University System had no official role to play at that moment. But in his usual restless manner, he wanted to check on his old friends and his childhood home in Victoria County. The friends were safe, and the woman who lives in his old house told him it survived, even though "the wind went right through it,” Sharp recalled. But Harvey will still likely keep him up late in the coming months and years..

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