About Dr. James Hurley
Dr. James Hurley, the 16th President of Tarleton State University, is leading the institution to unprecedented heights.
He oversaw the creation and launch of Tarleton Forward 2030: Our Future-Focused Strategic Plan, a blueprint for becoming the premier comprehensive regional university in the nation, with a keen focus on student success, teaching and research.
His signature initiatives include strategic enrollment growth, innovative student funding models, degree completion, vigorous partnerships with high schools and community colleges, enhancing research and innovation, improving operational efficiency, strengthening partnerships with businesses and community stakeholders, and uniting the campus on a bold trajectory featuring the university’s largest-ever capital campaign.
Tarleton State is one of the fastest growing public universities in the nation. President Hurley’s cultivation of broad and deep connections across Texas has resulted in a student body with the third highest number of Texas counties represented, only behind the two Lone Star flagship institutions. He spearheads efforts to address the rapid growth in the state’s workforce needs and serves on several governing boards pertaining to economic development and public policy…