Dr. Steven H. Tallant

19th President of Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Dr. Steven H. Tallant became the 19th president of Texas A&M University-Kingsville in October 2008. Prior to joining the university, he served as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, a position he held since 2007. As provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, he was responsible for all undergraduate and graduate academic programs, including the direct supervision of four academic deans and the dean of graduate studies. He also provided leadership in several restructuring initiatives, including the creation of the College of Education and Human Sciences and the College of Nursing and Health Services.

Tallant served at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire for 14 years with service in a variety of positions, including professor of social work, associate vice chancellor and director of graduate programs, interim provost and vice chancellor, and associate vice chancellor for academic affairs.

Before retiring after 20 years of active service with the military, Tallant was chief of Air Force Family Research at the Pentagon from 1991-1994. In that position, he routinely worked with congressional staffers and members of Congress in the development of budgetary issues relating to military families.

As Texas A&M-Kingsville’s chief executive officer, Tallant supervises more than 1,100 employees, manages a $106.7-million annual budget and provides vision for a comprehensive curriculum for more than 6,500 students.