James Ward was named provost and vice president for academic affairs and research at Texas Southern University in Houston. He has served in this role on an interim basis since May 2014. Earlier he was dean of the School of Communication at the university for nine years.
In accepting his new role, Dr. Ward said, “TSU’s future is promising and I will be working toward that end to position TSU in a global and far-reaching arena where people will know TSU by its expert faculty, and the quality of our programs and our products, the students.”
Dr. Ward is a graduate of Texas Southern University. He holds a master’s degree from Texas Tech University and a Ph.D. from Wayne State University in Detroit.