By Chelsea Leonard
Staff Writer

On Monday, June 2, the Tennessee Board of Regents unanimously accepted APSUAlisa White‘s recommendation of Alisa White as the next president.

White will assume her role as president on June 30.

The Board met via telephone in the afternoon of June 2 to decide on TBR Chancellor John Morgan’s recommendation for White.

White was selected out of a nationwide search that narrowed to four finalists.

White previously held a variety of academic positions within the past 25 years, most recently the provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of Texas at Tyler. Her complete résumé is available at

White eagerly awaits the opportunity to work at APSU.

In a statement posted on APSU’s Office of Public Relations and Marketing website, Dr. White said, “Austin Peay has been nationally recognized for student success and experienced tremendous growth under the leadership of President Tim Hall, and it is a privilege to be able to join the campus community that was named one of the ‘Great Colleges to Work For,’” said White. “It has been exciting to hear from the people who love the university and have invested in its success.  I look forward to working with all of you to keep the momentum going, to serve our students, and to positively influence higher education not only in Tennessee, but in our nation.”