President

Position Overview

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Texas Southern University is pleased to invite qualified submissions of interest and nominations of candidates to become the next President of this outstanding University. Texas Southern University (TSU), a student-centered, comprehensive doctoral university, nestled in the heart of Houston’s historic Third Ward, has been a long-term power for good and social justice in Texas, the nation, and the world. A distinguished educational pioneer since 1927, this independent, urban-located HBCU is known for its deep engagement in social justice and civil rights and is one of the most diverse and respected institutions in Texas.

TSU’S academic and research curricula are committed to ensuring equality, offering innovative programs that are responsive to its urban setting, and transforming diverse students into lifelong learners, engaged citizens, and creative leaders in their local, national, and global communities. TSU offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs and concentrations – bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees – organized into 10 colleges and schools on a 150-acre campus.

TSU seeks a visionary leader who will lead it to next level progress and position the students and the university for greater opportunities. The next president must be prepared to strategically lead TSU through expected and unexpected challenges. The individual will be a proven, mission-driven leader who is student-centered and understands the essential components of impactful student services.  The successful candidate will have proven capacity as a fundraiser and economic driver, have an appreciation for the value of shared governance and a demonstrated commitment to diversity. The candidate of choice will have a substantial record of transformational leadership, be an outstanding communicator, and operate with the ability, insight and organizational skills needed to develop talent, build and empower effective teams and incorporate best practices.

A complete presidential leadership profile may be found above.  For additional information about Texas Southern University, visit: https://www.tsu.edu

Nominations and Applications

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. For full consideration, application materials should be received by April 19, 2021 and include:

  1. A letter of interest;
  2. A curriculum vitae, and
  3. Five professional references with email addresses and telephone numbers. References will not be contacted without the prior knowledge and approval of candidates.

Application materials should be sent electronically (PDF format or Microsoft Word) to: TSUPresident@agbsearch.com

All applications and nominations will be handled in confidence.

For more information contact:

Rod McDavis, Managing Principal,  rod.mcdavis@agbsearch.com / (804) 514-1985

Gwendolyn Boyd, Executive Search Consultantgwendolyn.boyd@agbsearch.com / (301) 538-1019

Carlton Brown, Executive Search Consultantcarlton.brown@agbsearch.com / (912) 241-8661

It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, including sexual harassment, age, disability, citizenship, and veteran status in its programs, activities, admissions or employment policies. Pursuant to University policy, this policy also prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.