James L. Hurley

James L. Hurley is an American academic administrator who is currently the 16th President of Tarleton State University.[1]

American academic administrator
James L. Hurley
16th President of
Tarleton State University
Assumed office
August 2019
Preceded by F. Dominic Dottavio
28th President of
Tusculum University
In office
October 2017  August 2019
Preceded by Scott Hummel
Succeeded by Nancy B. Moody
20th President of
University of Pikeville
In office
Preceded by Paul E. Patton
Personal details
Spouse(s) Kindall Hurley
Alma mater University of Pikeville(B.A.)
Indiana University(M.Ed.)Morehead State UniversityD.
Profession University Administrator
Academic work

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Hurley is a first generation college graduate. He holds a doctorate in educational leadership and finance from Morehead State University in Kentucky, a master’s degree in education from Indiana University, and a bachelor’s degree in business education and management from the University of Pikeville in Pikeville, Kentucky.[1]

Prior to serving as president of Tarleton State, Hurley was named the President of University of Pikeville from 2013 to 2015, where he had received his bachelor’s. He spent 11 years in the public education system before returning to UPIKE as executive vice president.[2] Hurley was executive vice president and dean of business at Lincoln Memorial University from 2015 to 2017, and president of Tusculum University, a private university in Tennessee from 2017 to 2019.[3][4][5]

Hurley was confirmed by the Texas A&M University SystemBoard of Regents in August, 2019[6] and inaugurated in February, 2020.[1][7] He succeeds President Emeritus[8] Dr. F. Dominic Dottavio who retired from administration to return to teaching in the College of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences.[9][10] Tarleton has its main campus in Stephenville, Texas, a satellite campus near Fort Worth off the Chisholm Trail Parkway, and offers degrees at locations in Bryan at The Texas A&M University System RELLIS Campus, Waco, Midlothian, and online.[11]

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