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TSU Board Of Regents Names New President

He will replace Dr. John M. Rudley who has served as the university’s president since 2008.

Austin A. Lane
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Austin A. Lane

Dr. Austin A. Lane is set to become Texas Southern University's 12th president.

"The Board of Regents engaged in a dedicated and thorough search of outstanding candidates and Dr. Lane was clearly the right man at the perfect time in Texas Southern's existence," said Derrick Mitchell, chair of TSU's Board of Regents, in a news release.

Lane comes from the Lone Star College System where he was appointed the Executive Vice Chancellor of Lone Star College in January 2015. He previously served as president of Lone Star College-Montgomery, according to the college system’s website.

"We look forward to receiving the benefit of his strong and progressive leadership to move TSU to the next level in higher education," Mitchell said.

Lane will replace Dr. John M. Rudley who has served as the university's president since 2008.