- Associated Press - Thursday, December 18, 2014

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry still wants his name out there for 2016, but not etched into a certain building.

Perry on Thursday declined an offer from Texas A&M; University to rename an iconic 100-year-old academic building on campus after the outgoing governor. Perry is an A&M; graduate and was an Aggie yell leader on the sidelines of football games as a student.

Perry said certain places on the A&M; campus “transcend any one individual.” He called the offer a great honor but said he wants the Academic Building to keep its name.

A&M; regents canceled a special meeting Thursday that had been scheduled to consider the Gov. Rick Perry ‘72 Building. Perry has appointed the entire nine-regent board.

Perry is still considering another White House run in 2016.

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