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The Complete Interview With Ex TSU’s John Rudley: The Challenges, The Tweets and The Most Stressful Job in America

News 88.7’s Eddie Robinson advanced part of his conversation with Rudley earlier this week, and spoke at length with him to further discuss some of the tweets where he broke down the university’s problems.

The former President of Texas Southern University, John Rudley, lashed out on Twitter earlier this month – singling out 12 key problems he faced while serving as the school’s leader.

Rudley let loose on the state of Historically Black Colleges & Universities, or HBCUs – including threats to merge TSU with the University of Houston and on the impact that declining revenue has on financial aid.

The former head of TSU spent 9 years as president of the institution, but after a string of shootings on the school’s campus around late summer of 2015, he became a target of criticism.

He says that’s when he decided to resign.

News 88.7’s Eddie Robinson advanced part of his conversation with Rudley earlier this week, and  spoke at length with him to further discuss some of the tweets and why he calls being an HBCU President, “one of the most stressful jobs in America.”

At this time, we’ve received no comment regarding the tweets from Texas Southern University.

Houston Matters aired an extended portion of Rudley’s conversation on Thursday. You can listen to the entire interview here:

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Eddie Robinson

Eddie Robinson

Morning News Anchor

A native of Mississippi, Eddie started his radio career as a 10th grader, working as a music jock for a 100,000-Watt (Pop) FM station and a Country AM station simultaneously. While the state's governor nominated him for the U.S. Naval Academy, Eddie had an extreme passion for broadcast media, particularly...

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