Texas Southern University President to Step Down at the End of the Academic Year

dr-john-rudleyJohn M. Rudley, the eleventh president of Texas Southern University in Houston, has announced that he will step down at the end of the 2015-16 academic year. Dr. Rudley has served as president of Texas Southern University since 2008.

Prior to joining Texas Southern University, Dr. Rudley served as interim chancellor of the University of Houston System and interim president of the University of Houston. Earlier in his career, he served as vice chancellor for business and finance at the Tennessee Board of Regents.

Dr. Rudley received a bachelor’s degree in business administration degree from the University of Toledo in Ohio. He holds a master’s degree in educational administration and supervision and an educational doctorate from Tennessee State University.


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