President

Texas Southern University

Texas Southern is a comprehensive doctoral university offering a diverse academic portfolio with over 100 undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs and concentrations organized into ten academic colleges and schools. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, TSU honors its designation as a special-purpose institution for urban programming and research. TSU is one of 11 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to hold the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education’s coveted status as a Doctoral University of High Research Activity (R2). Its research prowess is demonstrated by grant awards increasing 48% over the past two fiscal years.

The next president will play a critical role in the university’s efforts to further academic excellence, student outcomes, and the institution’s impact in Houston, Texas, and beyond. The next president of Texas Southern must be a leader of high integrity with a passion for the university’s mission and the ability to advance its vision. The university seeks individuals with a record of stability, accomplishment, innovation, and success leading complex organizations. The candidate can come from various professional settings so long as they can demonstrate qualities and qualifications that will translate into effectively leading a university.

A detailed leadership profile is available at this link.

WittKieffer is assisting Texas Southern University in this search. All applications, nominations, and inquiries are invited. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and candidates are encouraged to submit materials at their earliest opportunity. A complete application includes submission of a CV or resume. Cover letters are not required but are recommended.

Applications, nominations, and inquiries should be directed to Christine Pendleton, Ryan Crawford, and Maya Holt-Brockenbrough, Ph.D., at TSUPresident@wittkieffer.com.

It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its programs, activities, admissions or employment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictly observed in all University employment-related activities such as advertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employment training, compensation, promotion, termination, and employment benefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin, individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protected veteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance with the provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

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