TSU Announces Search for Next President
Tennessee State University, a comprehensive, urban, coeducational, land-grant institution, announces a search to recruit its 9th President.
Founded in 1912, Tennessee State University (TSU) is a comprehensive, urban, coeducational, land-grant institution. Our Nashville home offers two locations: the 500-acre main campus nestled in the residential neighborhood along the Cumberland River; and the downtown Avon Williams campus near the center of Nashville's business and government district.
Tennessee State University, with an enrollment of approximately 9,000 students, is the only land-grant institution in the Tennessee Board of Regents system. In addition to its teaching mission, the university has a unique state-wide mission of research and service. It is the only state-supported Carnegie Doctoral/Research institution located in the state capitol, a federal gateway to America's South and a major hub for health care, music, finance, publishing, and transportation. Tennessee State University offers unparalleled research and service opportunities in these areas for students, scholars, and business partners from around the globe. Our research Centers of Excellence have earned international recognition for their ground-breaking work in educational policy and planetary discoveries.
Tennessee State University, a historically black university (HBCU) celebrates its 100th year of service with a student body (77% undergraduate, 23% graduate) representing the rich cultural diversity of a vibrant society. Like all TBR institutions, TSU strives to achieve a diverse representation of students, faculty, and staff. The University is dedicated to serving the needs of its extended communities and to preparing graduates for meaningful careers as productive citizens.
Tennessee State emphasizes undergraduate and graduate degrees in health professions, education, business, engineering, agricultural sciences, and associated STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) disciplines and is especially committed to increasing representation and measures of success in these areas.
The Commission of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools accredits Tennessee State University.
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Media inquiries regarding the presidential search should be directed to Monica Greppin-Watts, Tennessee Board of Regents Communications Director Communications at 615.366.4417 or
, or Rick Delahaya, TSU Director of Media Relations at