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Dr. John Rudley

Dr. John Rudley


About John

Dr. John M. Rudley is the former President of Texas Southern University (TSU), one of the largest public Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the nation, which is located in Houston, Texas, the fourth largest metropolitan region in the country. During Dr. Rudley’s nearly eight year tenure as President of Texas Southern University, he has instituted substantive and far-reaching changes via administrative, academic, student and outreach initiatives.

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, Texas’ premier public metropolitan research and teaching institution.  He also served six years at that institution as vice chancellor/vice president for administration and finance.

Dr. Rudley has held numerous leadership positions in higher education, including Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance at the Tennessee Board of Regents, the sixth largest system of post secondary education in the nation. As Vice Chancellor, he promoted the effective and efficient financial operation of 46 postsecondary institutions consisting of 6 universities, 14 community colleges and 26 vocational-technology centers that served 185,500 students with a consolidated annual budget of $1.4 billion.

He also served with distinction at the highest level of education in the nation when he served as Special Assistant to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, Secretary Lamar Alexander, in responding to the requirements of the Chief Financial Officer Act of 1990.  Recommendations for organizational changes were developed, including the creation of an accounting and financial management services division and the completion of the first auditable financial report (in conjunction with the General Accounting Office) for the U.S. Department of Education, as well as plans for the consolidation of the Budget Formulation, Budget Execution and the Financial Management Services of the Department.

Earlier in his career, Dr. Rudley held administration and finance related positions in both Tennessee and Texas.  He acquired his public accounting experience from Coopers and Lybrand in Los Angeles and Seattle.

Dr. Rudley is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.  He received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Toledo.  He received his M.Ed in Administration and Supervision and his Ed.D in Administration from Tennessee State University.

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