President of Texas A&M University Kingsville is retiring

Posted at 1:44 PM, Nov 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-28 14:50:59-05

After a decade-long career as the president of Texas A&M University Kingsville; Dr. Steve H. Tallant is retiring.

During his run as president of the school, A&M-Kingsville became the 13th public university in Texas to reach more than $100 million in endowment funds. He also managed to foster an educational alliance with the Premont Independent School District to help the district meet academic standards and improve its financial health through finding grants, furthering professional development for district employees, and raising college awareness among Premont students. 

“And I’m very, very proud,” Tallant said, “that after six years of hard work, we were able to get 60-million dollars to build the finest school of music in the country.”

Dr. Mark Hussey will replace Tallant as President of Texas A&M University-Kingsville and will begin his presidency on January 2.

The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents confirmed Dr. Mark Hussey as the 20th President of Texas A&M University-Kingsville today. Dr. Hussey will begin his new role January 2.

Posted by Texas A&M University – Kingsville on Thursday, November 15, 2018

Tallant is the 19th president of the school and third longest serving president in the school’s history. He will still be involved with the school as a designated President Emeritus.

The students and staff will surely miss his hard work and dedication and we wish him the best.