Office of the President
Office of the President

Dear TSU Tiger Family,

On behalf of my wife, Loren and our family, I want to thank each of you for allowing me to serve as your 12th president. I consider this university to be one of the most historically rich, academically innovative, culturally diverse, and indomitable HBCUs in the country.

Our beloved Texas Southern University is set to enter the next phase of its existence and become a premier institution in the academic realm. TSU is poised to position itself as a destination for people from across the nation and around the globe who are seeking a quality education, vibrant student experience, and opportunities to provide service to the community.

I intend to personally reach out to all faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members in an effort to become more familiar with the current and future state of the university. Your input is critical as the groundwork is laid to meet the top five priorities for Texas Southern University:

  • Student Success
  • Academic Quality
  • Culture
  • Funding
  • Partnerships

TSU’s administration is re-defining itself as servant leadership, dedicated to the total well-being of this university and the success of every student. Each decision and subsequent action will be aimed at providing the optimum academic experience for our TSU Tigers. Every employee will be focused on creating an environment of camaraderie and efficiency to meet all benchmarks and honor our mission.

Finally, thank you for remaining steadfast and faithful to Texas Southern. You are the strongest pillars of our university community and I look forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas as we move forward into the “golden age” of Texas Southern University.

The Office of the President is located in Hannah Hall, Suite 220. 

Name Title Ext
Dr. Austin A. Lane President (713) 313-1179
Regina Williams Executive Administrative Assistant to the President (713) 313-1179
Wendell Williams Special Assistant to the President (713) 313-7446
Heidi Smith Chief of Staff (713) 313-1178
Shenise L. Gatson Office Administrator (713) 313-7033
Krystina D. Reed Senior Administrative Assistant (713) 313-7044