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President Crumpton-Young “Retires” from TSU

Written by on May 26, 2023

Texas Southern University’s Board of Regents announced the retirement of its 13th President, Dr. Lesia Crumpton-Young, Friday, May 26, after a four-hour closed-door session on campus in the library learning center.

Dr. Lesia Crumpton-Young

Regent chair Albert Myers thanked Dr. Crumpton-Young for her service to TSU.  In a letter posted on the University’s website Myers said the president approached him in a “collegial manner” regarding her retirement request.

“The board unanimously agreed with the request and the mutually beneficial timing that will ultimately lead to the best outcome for Texas Southern University,” Myres said in the letter.

TSU Regent Chair Albert Myres

Myers thanked President Crumpton-Young and her family for their service to TSU at the special called meeting today.

Dr. Crumpton-Young graciously expressed gratitude towards the University’s students, faculty, alumni, corporate and community partners for supporting her during her time at TSU.

“I know that we have collectively achieved unprecedented success together, and I am looking forward to seeing all of the fantastic things that will continue to occur here at Texas Southern Universiy, “Dr. Crumpton-Young said during the board meeting. “ And, I’m extremely grateful to the Board of Regents for all of the wonderful transformative things that we’ve done together.  I want you all to know that I will always be TSU proud.  And, I am looking forward to many, many good years to come.”

Dr. Crumpton-Young began her tenure at TSU in June of 2021.  No reason was given on why she is retiring now after only 23 months at the University.

Dr. Crumpton-Young being welcomed to TSU in June of 2021