Huston-Tillotson University — President

The Board of Trustees announces the search for the next president of Huston-Tillotson University. Huston-Tillotson University seeks a visionary leader who will lead it to the next level and position the students and the university for greater opportunities.

Huston-Tillotson is located in Austin, Texas, a majority-minority city and the 11th largest city in the country.  Austin has been the fastest growing large metropolitan area in the country for the last 10 years and is ranked one of the best cities in America to live in. 

Huston-Tillotson University is a private institution and the oldest and only historically black university in Austin. The University is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, the United Church of Christ, and the United Negro College Fund. The mission of the University is to provide its increasingly diverse student body with an exemplary education that is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, balanced with professional development, and directed to public service and leadership. The mission fosters spiritual development, preserves and promotes interest in the accomplishments and experiences of the University’s historic constituents and evolving population, and creates and sustains supportive relationships which advance the Huston-Tillotson University community.

The next president of Huston-Tillotson University will have:

  • The ability to collaborate with diverse internal and external stakeholders
  • A strategic, visionary mindset and effective communication skills
  • Business savvy and a lens for business continuity
  • Experience navigating the higher education landscape, locally and nationally
  • Capital campaign planning/development and fundraising experience
  • Experience improving institutional infrastructure and processes
  • Worked with stakeholders/communities on critical issues driving social change
  • Demonstrated success in enhancing student learning outcomes and management of faculty to do the same

The position profile, with additional information about Huston-Tillotson University, the opportunities for the president, and instructions for application, may be found at:


The Search Committee will review applications as they are received and continue its work

until an appointment is made. To ensure fullest consideration, application materials, as described in the position profile, should be received by midnight Eastern time, May 13, 2022.

Candidates should provide the following in their application:

  • A letter of interest that responds to the leadership position profile and the specific qualifications and desired characteristics for the president.
  • A current and comprehensive CV or resume.
  • The names and contact information (telephone and e-mail addresses) for five professional references (references will not be contacted without the permission of the applicant but should be available for contact if the applicant is selected for an interview)

The application package should be submitted electronically in MSWord or Adobe PDF format 

Applications and nominations should be sent electronically to:  

AGB Search is assisting Huston-Tillotson University with this search. Inquiries, nominations, and questions should be directed to a member of our search consultant team:

Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd – Executive Search Consultant
(301) 538-1019

Dr. Carlton Brown – Executive Search Consultant
(912) 247-8661

Huston-Tillotson University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all applicable Federal and Texas State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action in its programs and activities. Huston-Tillotson University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran’s status. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the U.S. and complete employment eligibility verification paperwork.