Office of the President
About the President
Dr. Steven H. Tallant became the 19th president of Texas A&M University-Kingsville in October 2008. He immediately focused on building a leadership team, increasing enrollment, enhancing university facilities and increasing the visibility of the campus through a wider marketing initiative.
Recruitment and retention remain focal points of his presidency, and these efforts led to an 37 percent increase in enrollment over a five-year period. The campus infrastructure also is a priority with approximately $100 million in new construction and renovations on campus, including two new residence halls, a new recreation center and a new dining facility. This expansion was accompanied by development of a campus master plan to guide growth and construction over the next 50 years.
He has been recognized for his commitment to higher education and the community many times throughout his career; most recently; he received the President’s Award from the Corpus Christi chapter of the NAACP and the “Humanitarian of the Year” from LULAC Council #1. In 2011, he was named “Citizen of the Year” by the Kingsville Chamber of Commerce and in 2010 he was named “Newsmaker of the Year” by the Kingsville Record. The Kleberg Hispanic Chamber of Commerce honored him with its “Special Leadership Award” in 2011.
This page was last updated on: February 12, 2014