The Greater Houston Partnership is planning a reception to officially welcome to the new interim pesident of Texas Southen University. Brigadier General J. Timothy Boddie, Jr. was appointed after former TSU president Dr. Priscilla Slade was released from her position. The reception will be held later this week. A highly decorated military officer, successful business executive and consultant, General Boddie assumed the post of interim president of TSU in November 2006. His executive management experience includes affiliations with the Boards of Advisors of Tennessee State University and Wiley College. Most recently, he served on the Board of Directors for Engineering Services Consultants, Inc. and Operational Technologies Services, Inc.