AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation is pleased to announce Thomas K. Lindsay, Ph.D., as the new Director of the Center for Higher Education. Starting today, he will work full-time from the Foundation’s Austin office.

Dr. Lindsay brings more than two decades of experience in higher-education leadership, instruction and reform to the Foundation. His extensive credentials include service as the president of Shimer College in Chicago, Illinois; as provost and executive vice president at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey; and as provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Dallas. He also served as deputy chairman and chief operating officer of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Lindsay received his Doctorate in Political Science from the University of Chicago.

“We are privileged to have Dr. Thomas Lindsay join the fight for higher-education reform in Texas,” said Foundation chairman Dr. Wendy Lee Gramm. “We are enthusiastic about his ideas on a meaningful agenda for making Texas higher education effective, efficient, and accountable to students, parents, and taxpayers.”

“Dr. Lindsay’s extraordinary experience inside academia gives him a unique perspective on what’s going right in higher education and what needs to be fixed,” said Foundation president Brooke Rollins. “Texas is fortunate to have an expert of his caliber joining our statewide discussion on how to make Texas higher education the world’s best.”

“The national debate over higher-education reform is long overdue, and as in so many things, Texas is leading the way,” Dr. Lindsay said. “I am honored to lead the Foundation’s efforts in this endeavor – and I am especially honored to be joining the Texans from all walks of life who are seeking the right ways to accomplish our common goal of a world-class system of Texas higher education.”

Wendy Lee Gramm, Ph.D., is the chairman of the board of the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

Brooke Rollins is president and chief executive officer of the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

Thomas K. Lindsay, Ph.D., is director of the Center for Higher Education at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin.

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