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Austin Lane

Dr. Austin A. Lane is the 12th president of Texas Southern University (TSU). Dr. Lane assumed leadership of Texas Southern on June 6, 2016. He is committed to focusing on student recruitment and maintaining strong enrollment and retention policies at TSU.

Dr. Lane’s academic passion includes student academic productivity and growth, and he is dedicated to producing TSU graduates who will be prepared for the global marketplace. His major priority includes keeping TSU strong and independent, and maintaining its stature as a premier HBCU.

A native of New Jersey, Dr. Lane graduated from Hackensack High School and attended Odessa Junior College in West Texas on a basketball scholarship. He holds a B.A. in psychology from Langston University (the only HBCU in Oklahoma), M.A. in human relations from The University of Oklahoma, and Ed.D. in higher education administration from The University of Alabama.