The Commissioner is appointed by the Board to provide leadership
for higher education in Texas. The Commissioner serves as CEO, directing the
264-person staff with a $32 million operating budget and a further $1.7 billion
disbursed under its supervision. The Commissioner is the primary advocate for
the strategic plan, 60x30TX, and for the critical role that higher education
plays in maintaining economic competitiveness and quality of life in
Texas. He/she also works to develop higher education policy that improves
student access and success, meets state goals and priorities, raises
educational excellence, and promotes cost efficiency.

The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree, doctorate preferred, and senior higher education administration experience or its equivalent in government or business. Extensive knowledge of higher education is essential. Knowledge of Texas, its state government, and its higher education system is highly desirable.

Full position description/ideal candidate specification may be viewed at:

For further information, contact Dorothy Drummer, executive search consultant, 512-320-9983, or [email protected].