Texas Southern University picks new president

May 17, 2016 by

Austin A. Lane — a vice chancellor at Lone Star College with experience driving up enrollment in that community college system and elsewhere — will be Texas Southern University’s next president.

Lane, who currently helps run a college system with seven campuses, served as president of Lone Star’s Montgomery campus for six years, from 2009 to 2015. Full-time enrollment at the school grew by 20 percent during that time to just more than 12,000 students.

The number of degrees awarded at the campus nearly doubled during his tenure, from 538 in 2009 to 1,016 in 2015, according to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

The announcement wraps up a months-long search for a new leader. The board spent nearly 12 hours behind closed doors in a small Marriott meeting room on Thursday, interviewing two finalists for the job. They debated until 3 a.m. Friday who would be the right person to lead the university but didn’t make a decision.

Source: Texas Southern University picks new president – Houston Chronicle

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