LOOKS LIKE IT’S DR. AUSTIN LANE AT TSU!

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Dr. Austin A. Lane has been named the sole finalist to become the 12th
president of Texas Southern University (TSU) by its Board of Regents. Lane plans to assume leadership of
Texas Southern on or about June 7, 2016, after a Board vote. He replaces Dr. John M. Rudley, who has served
as president since 2008.

Derrick Mitchell, chair of Texas Southern’s Board of Regents, said that Lane “embodies the skills necessary
to position the University as a destination institution for those seeking an innovative learning process
through a stellar curriculum.”

“The Board of Regents engaged in a dedicated and thorough search of outstanding candidates and Dr. Lane
was clearly the right man at the perfect time in Texas Southern’s existence,” Mitchell said. “We look forward
receiving the benefit of his strong and progressive leadership to move TSU to the next level in higher
education.”