John is a true subject matter expert in higher education. He has held numerous leadership positions in higher education, including vice chancellor for business and finance for a 46 institution university system, university president, and interim chancellor of a premier public metropolitan R1 research and teaching institution. Most recently, he served as President of Texas Southern University (TSU), one of the largest public Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the nation. During his nearly eight-year tenure as President, he instituted substantive and far-reaching changes via administrative, academic, student and outreach initiatives.
In addition to his tenure as a university executive, John served as Special Assistant to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, in responding to the requirements of the Chief Financial Officer Act of 1990. As a licensed Certified Public Accountant, he acquired his public accounting experience from Coopers and Lybrand in Los Angeles and Seattle.
John currently consults and serves higher education clients across the nation.