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Texas Lutheran University

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Texas Lutheran University
This is the official logo of Texas Lutheran University as of May 2012.
Motto Veritas Christi Liberat Homines
Motto in English The truth of Christ sets people free
Established 1891
Type Private
Religious affiliation Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Endowment $80.477 million[1]
President Dr. Stuart Dorsey
Undergraduates 1,400
Location Seguin, Texas, U.S.
Campus Suburban
Athletics Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Division III
Colors Gold & Black
Mascot Bulldog
Website www.tlu.edu

Texas Lutheran University is an undergraduate university located in Seguin, Texas. Originally founded in 1891 in Brenham, Texas as an academy of the First German Evangelical Lutheran Synod in Texas,[2] it was moved to Seguin, Texas in 1912 and adopted the name, Texas Lutheran, in the early 1930s.

History

Texas Lutheran University is an undergraduate, private, coeducational university affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The University currently serves approximately 1,400 students each semester. It was founded in 1891 in Brenham, Texas as an academy of the First German Evangelical Lutheran Synod in Texas,[2] the school moved to Seguin, Texas in 1912. Initially starting in Seguin with only one building and fifteen acres, its span has since increased over twelvefold. After merging with Trinity College of Round Rock, Texas and Clifton College, the school was renamed Texas Lutheran College in 1930. The institution was once again renamed to its present title of Texas Lutheran University in 1996.[3]

Academics

Student Body Texas Lutheran University currently has an enrollment of approximately 1400 students with 48% male and 52% female. There are students from 23 states and 8 foreign countries. 65% of full-time students live on campus and 96% receive some financial assistance. Texas Lutheran University has 19% Lutheran students, 27% Hispanic, and 10% African American students.

Rankings Texas Lutheran University is ranked #3 by the U.S. News & World Report 2013 Best West Regional Universities. Texas Lutheran University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Texas Lutheran University is also accredited by ACBSP, CAATE, and TEAC.

Majors Offered

  • Accounting (Also offers a Masters of Accountancy)
  • Applied Science
  • Art
  • Athletic Training
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Dramatic Media
  • Economics
  • English Studies
  • History
  • Information System
  • International Studies
  • Kinesiology
  • Mathematics
  • Multidisciplinary Studies
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Studies
  • Theology

Freshman experience

TLU wants to ensure that freshman have a great first year experience and start their college journey off on the right foot. Malikah Harvey, Director of First Year and Campus Programs, and the TLU community ensures this happens. The First Year and Campus Programs department requires the freshman to complete summer projects to help them understand TLU and what can be expected once they arrive and for the years to follow.This past year, the freshmen were asked to create a puzzle with four pieces that represented each academic year. On this puzzle they put down what they wanted to accomplish each of their years in college. For the first year at TLU, freshman are enrolled in Frex 134, which is a class that opens them up TLU as a whole. This first year freshman class has recently made a change. It was once called FE (Freshman experience) which allowed the students to learn about the goals of TLU and diversity in education. The class now, Frex 134, has the same goals, but has expanded upon them and is going about them in a different way. In this class they are required to read a book called the TLU Reader, which is full of stories by professors of TLU to help them get through their first year by giving them a heads up of what to expect in years to come. However, a major factor in getting freshman through their first year are the peer mentors. Peer mentors are students hired by the First year and Campus Programs department to "have the backs" of the freshman throughout their entire first year. Each peer mentor is assigned a Frex 134 class. The students in that class are the students they look after for the year. The peer mentors make sure to host social gatherings for the freshman to get to bond with their classmates, they conduct six week grade checks to ensure that they are keeping up and doing well in their classes, and they occasionally teach lessons in their Frex 134 class. Peer mentors are just that, mentors. They play a large role in the freshman experience. Through the First Year and Campus Programs department and the peer mentors, freshman are also encouraged to attend events such as Dawg Day and Symposium to keep them aware of the many things going on around campus, and to get them involved in the community. TLU does its best to ensure that freshman have a great first year!

Campus

The Texas Lutheran University main campus is located in Seguin, Texas, east of San Antonio along Interstate 10. The university has grown to comprise more than thirty major buildings on 184 acres, including a biology field station at neighboring Lake McQueeney, Texas. There are several residence halls on campus, as well as on-campus apartments and family housing for students who are married or have children. Located in the middle of campus is the Chapel of the Abiding Presence. Student and alumni art can be found throughout campus, and sections of the sidewalk are designed for bricks dedicated to Texas Lutheran University affiliates.

Residence Halls

Texas Lutheran University offers a variety of residence options for students, including residence halls and on-campus apartments. Residence halls are co-ed or single sex, and separated by grade level. Co-ed residence halls include Centenninal Hall, Knutson Hall, Clifton Hall, Baldus Hall, and Seguin Hall. Freshman residence halls include Centennial, Baldus, and Clifton Hall. Sophomore residence halls include Knutson and Seguin Hall. Trinity hall is a women's residence hall for freshmen and sophomores. On campus apartments include the North Apartments, South Efficiency apartments, Glazener apartments, and Bogisch family housing. All on-campus, with the exception of Bogisch family housing, are available to junior and senior level students. The North and South apartments are two bedroom apartments and house up to four students. The North apartments are equipped with a full kitchen, and the South apartments include a kitchenette. Glazener apartments are two bedroom apartments with full kitchens and house up to two students. Bogisch apartments are reserved for students who are married or have children. They are two bedroom apartments with a full kitchen.

Alumni Student Center

The Alumni Student Center, or ASC for short, is located near the Chapel of the Abiding presence in the middle of campus. Inside the ASC you will find a snack bar, lounges, meeting rooms, the bookstore, a post office for on campus mail, student publications offices and lab, an academic computer lab, and offices for campus ministry, international students, counseling, career development, and student activities.

Blumberg Library

The Blumberg Library is located next to the Alumni Student Center, and includes over 262,000 items of library materials. It subscribes to over seven hundred journal titles, and is a member of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) system. The library also provides an Online Public Access Catalog, which gives students access to databases in every academic discipline.

Chapel of the Abiding Presence

The Chapel of the Abiding Presence is located in the middle of the Texas Lutheran University campus. The modified Gothic-style building can seat 400, and is used by organizations on campus to hold various activities and services. Chapel services are open to the public, and are held Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m. during the academic year and on Sunday evenings.

Hein Dining Hall

Hein Dining Hall is the only true dining hall on campus. The Centennial Commons seats 350 and is the general dining area for students. Other dining rooms in Hein Dining Hall are the Timmerman Room, Suehs Room, and Katie Conference Center.

Jackson Auditorium

Jackson Auditorium seats 1,100 and many of the special events that happen at Texas Lutheran University, like Krost Symposium or music concerts, happen at Jackson Auditorium. The auditorium is also used by several community and church organizations.

Other Buildings on Campus

Other buildings on campus include Beck center, Emma Frey Hall, Health Center, Jones P.E. Complex (which includes the Grossman Fitness Center, Kieffer Kinesiology Laboratory, and Rinn Field House), Krost Center, Langner Hall, Lutheran Ministry Center, Moline Center for Student Leadership, Moody Science Building, and Schuech Fine Arts Center. The Texas Lutheran University campus also has intramural sports fields, the Katt-Isbel Baseball Field,the Morck Softball Field, a police department, maintenance complex, a putting green/driving range, tennis courts, and sandlot volleyball courts. Texas Lutheran University does not currently have a football stadium, but there are plans in the works to build a football stadium within the next few years.

Student life

Texas Lutheran University has a lot of clubs and on campus activities that help in creating a good student life atmosphere here at TLU

There are currently four social fraternities on campus: Omega Tau, Sigma Phi Theta, Alpha Phi Alpha and Zeta Chi.
There are also four social sororities: Beta Alpha Sigma, Delta Alpha Delta, Xi Tau, and Sigma Delta Lambda. All of our Greek organizations are heavily involved in other student-led groups on campus and are also very active in service, with local places like the Seguin Violence Shelter(Xi Tau) or nationally known service groups like The Ronald McDonald House(Beta Alpha Sigma). However it does not stop there. There are options for every person.

The organizations are broken down for every area on campus. There are organization based on department, such as Athletic Training Club and Geography Club; Honorary Greek Organizations, such as Alpha Chi National Honors Society and Psi Chi Psychology Honors Society; Professional Organizations such as Alpha Kappa Psi National Business Fraternity and Student Education Association for Student Teachers; Campus Ministry and Religious Organizations such as Catholic Student Organization and Fellowship of Christian Athletes; Campus Organizations such as the Cheerleaders and the Student Government Association; Service and Social Organizations such as the Black Student Union and Mexican American Student Association; Theatre Organizations such as Alpha Psi Omega, the theatre honor society; Musical Organizations such as the variety of TLU choirs and TLU bands; Student Publications such as the Lone Star Lutheran Magazine and the Sidewalk; as well as the above mentioned Social Greek Organizations.

The organizations include, but are not limited to those previously mentioned. TLU has a so much to offer, it is impossible not to find something to get involved in. Students that choose to go to TLU, are encouraged to be active in the student community, even if its just by going to an event or even better, hosting or being apart of an event that is thrown by an organization or club that you are in. TLU wants its students to have the best experience they can have, and that begins with getting involved.

For more information on TLU clubs and organizations, please refer to the most recent student handbook.

Athletics

Texas Lutheran athletics play an important role in the education of students, both in intercollegiate and intramural sports.

The athletics department include baseball, softball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, men's and women's golf, men's and women's tennis, volleyball, women's cross country, women's track and field, and football. All sports teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and in the American Southwest Conference (ASC) under their mascot, the Bulldogs.

Starting in the fall of 2013 Texas Lutheran University will be switching conferences. We will still be NCAA Division III but we will be competing in the SCAC (Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference). TLU athletics are excited to make the switch to a new conference and we look forward to competing with the other teams in the SCAC.

TLU also has a state of the art Fitness Center located in between the tennis courts and the Jones Physical Education Complex. The Grossman Fitness Center has been open since 1988, and provides a variety of well-equipped machine weights and free weights open to use by all students and faculty, and even the Seguin community with the purchase of a membership. This facility also provides you with a chance to enhance your cardio vascular wellness with the use of the treadmills, elliptical machines, biking machines, and stair step machines. Come enhance your health and enjoy this nice selection of equipment.

Baseball

The Bulldog Baseball team is very successful at TLU. Greg Burnett is the head coach. Go out and watch them play a game, their schedule is listed on tlu.edu.

Softball

Wade Wilson is the head coach of the softball team. The softball team works very hard and they would love for you to watch them play.

Men's Basketball

Tommy Jones is the head coach for the Bulldogs. Go watch a high speed and fast pace game in the TLU gym.

Women's Basketball

Head coach for the Women's Basketball team is Mel Dixon. Go watch the women play right before the men. Two games in one night, you can't beat that.

Men's Soccer

The men's soccer team is improving every year. The head coach is Eddie Salazar.

Women's Soccer

Women's soccer has a new head coach starting in the fall of 2012. Coach Larry Schaffer took over the girls program. There are a lot of new players and the team is growing each year.

Men's Golf

H.C. Tran is the head coach for both the men's and women's golf teams.

Women's Golf

The golf team has many tournaments and they often travel out of state to compete.

Volleyball

Tiffany Davis is the head coach of the volleyball team. The volleyball games are always very loud and a lot of people are cheering.

Men's Tennis

Michael Hunt is the head tennis coach for the men and the women.

Women's Tennis

Both tennis teams play home matches. They would love to have TLU fans there supporting them.

Women's Cross Country

Darlene Holland is the head coach for cross country and track.

Women's Track and Field

Track and Field has won the conference championship the past 4 years.

Football

Head coach is Danny Padron. The football team continues to grow and we even have a JV football team now. Go watch the play at Seguin High School field.

Cheerleaders and Dance Team

The TLU Cheerleaders and Mascot (Lucky) are part of the Texas Lutheran University Athletics Department. The Cheerleaders are dedicated to encouraging school spirit and promoting school pride. The squad participates at all home football and basketball games as well as a few selected away games. TLU also has the Gold Star Dance Team, which performs at halftime of every home football and basketball game.

Media

Lone Star Lutheran

The Lone Star Lutheran (LSL) has been a student-run newspaper on the TLU campus for many years. However, in the fall of 2011 the LSL made the switch from a newspaper to a magazine and online issue. The LSL contains four different sections such as Arts and Humanities, Sports, Career Development,and Student life. The writers include the editors of each section and the students enrolled in the Journalism Module program. The online edition can be viewed at www.lslmag.com. Also the LSL has its own Facebook page to keep the students and faculty updated on all the news around TLU.

Bulldog TV

Bulldog TV is the channel that is all about TLU. On this channel you can find menus for Hein, advertisements, and many other things. It is channel 86 in the dorms and on campus at TLU. If you want to put an ad or anything on Bulldog TV you can do so. Make a powerpoint slide exactly how you want it to show on Bulldog TV, go to the student activities office and get the slide approved, and then watch for your ad on Bulldog TV.

Social Media

TLU is very involved with social media. TLU has a Facebook page, a Twitter page, and many of the organizations at TLU have presence on social media sites. The cheerleaders have a Facebook, LSL has a Facebook, SGA has a Facebook and many more. Go like the pages so you can know everything that's happening at TLU.

The School of Music

The School of Music offers training on a professional level for those interested in pursuing careers in music and music education. It also offers various opportunities to students from all majors to enhance and develop their musical education by choosing to study music, either from the offered classes (music history, literature or theory) or performance (piano, organ, instrumental, voice, and vocal or instrumental ensembles). Students interested in music have several performance options, including the annual Choir Tour and popular Christmas Vespers and the different clubs that go along with being into music.

Vespers

In preparation for the Christmas holidays, the TLU choirs collaborate with the TLU band to host the annual Christmas Vespers service. According to the TLU Vespers page, this celebration of music and word, honors the integral role music has played and is playing in Texas Lutheran curriculum and cultural history. In this service, Sam Carter Gilliam assists the choir and musicians by presenting the nativity story in her unique way.The service is presented four days in Seguin, as well as one to two days in Austin to allow TLU families, Seguin community, as well as the Austin community the opportunity to attend the service.

The addition of music in the liberal arts curriculum makes sure that all students at Texas Lutheran University will have an opportunity to experience the important role that music can play in their cultural, aesthetic, and religious lives. The School of Music strives to bring to the forefront the appreciation of music among all members of the student body, and it offers professional training for those interested in a career in music.

Degree options include Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Music in All-Level Music Education: Instrumental Emphasis, Bachelor of Music in All-Level Music Education: Vocal Emphasis, Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Performance, Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, and Minor in Music.

Numerous scholarship award opportunities are available both for music majors and non-majors.

Da capo Award in Music - up to full tuition per year (By Invitation Only) The Da cap Award is the most distinguished award available. Students who have excelled in high school, who are admitted by Feb. 5 and who have indicated that they plan to major in music are invited to participate in PACE Day at TLU. On PACE Day, you compete through interviews and auditions for TLU's top scholarship award of up to full tuition. This scholarship is renewed for up to three additional years provided you maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

Performance Awards Performance awards may not be combined with Academic Distinction awards but may be awarded in addition to other scholarships and are determined by the level of your participation. When participating in more than one ensemble or performance area, you may receive up to $2,000 from the combined Performance awards. Auditions are required and must be scheduled in advance.

Jones Fine Arts for Music Majors - $2,000 to $4,000 per year Jones Fine Arts for Dramatic Media Majors - $2,000 to $4,000 per year Jones Fine Arts Awards provide artistic and cultural recognition for outstanding musical and dramatic media performance to those students majoring in music or dramatic media who demonstrate a meaningful contribution to the life of the university through participation in performance ensembles while they are pursuing a baccalaureate degree.

Performance Awards for Non-majors - Up to $2,000 per year Performance awards provide support for outstanding musical and dramatic media performance to those students in any major field of study who demonstrate a meaningful addition to the university through participation in performance ensembles while they are pursuing a bachelor degree. Performance awards are given in the areas of band, choir, strings, piano, solo vocal performance, organ and dramatic media.

Performance Opportunities

Texas Lutheran University Symphonic Winds Membership in the TLU Symphonic Winds is earned by audition at the start of each semester. Members are the top woodwind, brass and percussion performers enrolled at TLU. The ensemble rehearses four hours per week and performs regularly both on and off campus.

Texas Lutheran Concert Band Open by audition to all students of the university, the band performs in concert on campus and on tour. Band members participate in three hours of rehearsal each week, plus special appearances. Members are encouraged to enroll for private lessons.

Texas Lutheran Choir Open by audition to all students of the university, the choir performs a wide range of both sacred and secular genres on campus and on tour. The choir participates in five hours of rehearsal each week, plus special rehearsals, sectionals, and appearances.

TLU String Ensemble Open to all TLU students, the orchestra rehearses three hours per week and performs each semester.

Other Performance Opportunities Include: • Texas Lutheran Jazz Band • TLU Women’s Chorus • Chapel Choir • Bulldog Pep Band • Mid-Texas Symphony • Numerous wind and percussion ensembles • Opera • Musical theatre workshops • Annual Christmas Vespers • Solo recital opportunities

TLU Symphonic Winds and TLU Concert Band This band performs musical pieces from the traditional to the historical to contemporary art literature. Membership is open to all university students who wish to continue performing instrumental music either as a music major or non-major. Beth Bronk, Director of Bands

TLU String Ensemble The TLU String Ensemble consists of TLU students who choose to study string instruments. Work is done on chamber music as well as larger ensembles. Membership is open to all university students who wish to continue performing instrumental music either as a music major or non-major. Eliza Thomason, Director of Strings

Texas Lutheran University Choir Open by audition to all students of the university, the choir performs a wide range of both sacred and secular genres on campus and on tour. The TLU choir participates in five hours of rehearsal each week, plus special rehearsals, sectionals and appearances. Douglas Boyer, Director, Director of School of Music

Texas Lutheran University Women’s Choir Open by audition to all female students of the university, the choir performs a variety of both sacred and secular genres on campus and on tour. The TLU Women’s choir participates in two and a half hours of rehearsal each week, special rehearsals, sectionals and appearances. Dr. Douglas Boyer, Director, Director of School of Music

Kantorei Chamber Choir Open by audition to all members of the TLU Choir, the chamber choir focuses on the performance of the music of our time. The chamber choir participates in two hours of rehearsal each week, plus special rehearsals, sectionals and appearances. Dr. Douglas Boyer, Director, Director of School of Music

Additional Opportunities The Jazz Ensemble performs in concert at least once a semester to present a wide variety of big band jazz representing many historical styles. Membership is open by audition.

The Bulldog Pep Band, under the direction of Professor Beth Bronk, performs school spirit music at all university home football games and select home basketball games. Enrollment is open to all interested TLU students and serves as an opportunity for students to continue musical ensemble participation without the time commitment of Concert Band.

The Mid-Texas Symphony provides an opportunity for students to audition for membership in this professional orchestra, which is based on the TLU campus. Mr. David Mairs is conductor of this regional organization. The Mid-Texas Symphony performs at least seven concerts per year.

Performance opportunities are available at Texas Lutheran University in weekly recitals, chapel services and ensembles. In addition, the Seguin community offers the student pianist the opportunity to teach private piano lessons, work as a church pianist at a local church and serve as an accompanist for UIL competitions in the Texas area.

Faculty Clinics and Master Classes All TLU wind and percussion faculty are available for instructional aid. Arrangements for clinics and/or master classes can be made by contacting Beth Bronk or any individual instructor.

Music. (2011). Texas Lutheran University. Retreieved December 1, 2011, from http://www.tlu.edu/music?rc=0

Special events

Texas Lutheran University provides many opportunities for its students, faculty and staff and the surrounding community to hear from influential speakers from around the world as well as experience cultural events from international performers and musicians.

Past cultural events presented by TLU include Chanticleer, The Vienna Choir Boys, The Joffrey Ballet, The Guthrie Theatre, The Dixie Chicks, The Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats, Canadian Brass, Bach Society Houston, U.S. Navy Band Country Current and The Second City Touring Company.

Past speakers include Arun Gandhi, Bob Dole, Morris Dees, Barbara Ehrenreich, Harry Benson, Paul Roberts, John Besh, David Gergen, Aron Ralston, Michele Norris and Judy Shepard.

Krost Symposium

Every year, Texas Lutheran hosts a symposium on a particular topic, of which a new one is chosen and focused on every year the event is hosted. This multi-day event, entitled "Krost Symposium," brings in guest speakers with a wide range of view points and experience on the chosen topic. The first Krost Symposium at TLU was held in 1981, and has continued annually without interruption ever since.

This Year's Symposium

Cultivating Innovation Oct 1-3 2013.

The 2013 Krost Symposium focused on how, when, where, and why innovation happens and harnessing the creative spark to foster of culture of innovation within the community.

Past Krost Symposium

  • 33rd - Unlocking the Future: From Mass Incarceration to Restorative Justice Oct 1-5 2012
  • 32nd - Living Privately in Public: Social Media, Boundaries, Freedom & Responsibility' November 2–4, 2011
  • 31st - What's for Dinner? Global, Regional and Local November 3–4, 2010
  • 30th - Two Americas: Income Inequality November 18–19, 2009
  • 29th - Between Two Worlds - October 15–17, 2008
  • 28th - The Creative Journey and the Art of Activism - October 25–28, 2007
  • 27th - The Creative Journey of the Heart: Hate,Tolerance, Forgiveness, Hope. - September 28, 2006 [4]
  • 26th - The Creative Journey: Creativity at the Intersection of Art and Science - September 29 - October 2, 2005 [4]
  • 25th - The Creative Journey - September 23, 2004 [4]
  • 24th - The Creative Journey - September 18–19, 2003 [4]
  • 23rd - Drought Punctuated by Flood: Water in South Central Texas - November 21, 2002 [4]
  • 22nd - Women's Place: Transitional Roles for Women in the 21st Century - February 21–22, 2002 [4]
  • 21st - The Evolution of Intelligence: Brain, Behavioral and Computational Approaches - March 22–23, 2001 [4]
  • 20th - The Persecution and Martyrdom of Christians Since 1950 - February 7–8, 2000 [4]
  • 19th - The Role of Sports in Society - February 11–12, 1999 [4]
  • 18th - This is our story . . . this is our song. - February 12–14, 1998 [4]
  • 17th - Energy Metabolism: Form Cellular Mechanic to Public Health Challenges - February 6–7, 1997 [4]
  • 16th - Molecular Biology: Opportunities & Implications - February 12–13, 1996 [4]
  • 15th - Education: A culture in search of a renewed vision. - February 6–7, 1995 [4]
  • 14th - Health Care in America: Who Shall Pay - February 7–8, 1994 [4]
  • 13th - Salvation: Hindu, Christen, Jewish, Muslin, and Buddhist attempts to define it and to attain it. - February 1–2, 1993 [4]
  • 12th - 500 Years of Interaction - February 13–14, 1992 [4]
  • 11th - Towards 2000: Issues in our Global Future - February 21–22, 1991 [4]
  • 10th - Suffering: Interfaith and Intercultural Interpretation of Job - January 31-February 1, 1990 [4][5]
  • 9th - Centuries of Familiarity: The Family and Social Change - February 1–2, 1989 [4][5]
  • 8th - Examining the Chemical Culture - February 3–4, 1988 [4][5]
  • 7th - Journey: Central American Migration - February 5–6, 1987 [4][5]
  • 6th - The Disabled: Toward Quality of Life - March 7–8, 1986 [4][5]
  • 5th - Waterworks: Planning a Texas Future - February 28-March 1, 1985 [4][5]
  • 4th - Liberation: Common Hope in a Complex Hemisphere - February 22–24, 1984 [4][5]
  • 3rd - Nuclear Weapons: The Human Impact - February 10–12, 1983 [4][5]
  • 2nd - Texas Oil Frontiers: Past, Present, Future - April 29–30, 1982 [4][5]
  • 1st - Walter Prescot Webb and the Crisis of a Frontierless Society. In Celebration of Our Best Hope for a New Frontier: Space - April 23–24, 1981 [4][5]

Current President

Prior to being named TLU President, Dr. Dorsey served as the ninth President of the University of Redlands in Redlands, California from 2005 to 2010. Before serving as the President at Redlands, he was the vice president for academic affairs at the University of Evansville in Indiana and vice president and academic dean at Baker University in Kansas. He also held positions as assistant professor of economics at Western Illinois University, associate professor of economics at West Virginia University, the George F. Collins, Jr. professor of business and finance and department chair at Baker University, and visiting professor at Harlaxton College in Grantham, England.

In addition to his service as a college administrator and professor, Dr. Dorsey worked as an applied economist in the federal government early in his career. He was a research economist with the U.S. Department of Labor before being appointed as chief economist for the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. At the Finance Committee under its Chairman, former Sen. Robert Dole, R-Kan., Dr. Dorsey worked on a wide range of policy issues including the federal deficit, Social Security, Medicare, and reform of the tax code “Pretty clearly, we didn’t solve all of those issues, but it was a tremendous privilege and learning experience for a young economist,” Dr. Dorsey recalls.

Dr. Dorsey’s research has been supported by the U.S. Department of Labor, the Center for Economic Development at West Virginia University, and the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. He is co-author of “Pensions and Productivity” (with Christopher Cornwell and David Macpherson). He has written numerous articles in such publications as The Journal of Labor Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Southern Economic Journal and Industrial and Labor Relations Review.

Dr. Dorsey holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of South Dakota, and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in economics from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. Dr. Dorsey and his wife Michelle are proud parents to five grown children, including two in college.

The Dorseys are active members of the communities where they live and look forward to being involved in Seguin and its neighboring communities.

Notable alumni

  • Cameron Beckman graduated from Texas Lutheran University in 1993 and became a PGA Tour golfer. He earned his third PGA Tour title at the 2010 Mayakoba Golf Classic.
  • Alton Chung Ming Chan is a Grammy Award nominated concert pianist. He earned his undergraduate degree at Texas Lutheran University, and his masters and PhD at the University of North Texas College of Music.
  • Edmund Kuempel received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas Lutheran University. He was a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from Guadalupe County.
  • Steven Long attended Alvin Community College, Texas Lutheran College, and Sam Houston State University. From 1977 until 1988, Long owned and published the In Between, a weekly newspaper in Galveston. After closing the In Between Long worked for the Houston Chronicle for six years and was later assigned by the New York Post to cover high-profile cases, such as the case of Andrea Yates, and the fall of the Enron Corporation.
  • Verne Lundquist graduated from Texas Lutheran College in 1962 and was one of the founders of the Omega Tau fraternity in 1958. Lundquist is a currently employed as a sportscaster by CBS Television Sports.
  • Don Mischer is a producer and director of television and live events. He attended Texas Lutheran University and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1961. He has won fifteen Emmy Awards, ten Directors Guild of America Awards for Outstanding Directorial Achievement, two NAACP Image Awards, a Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting, and the 2012 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television from the Producers Guild of America.
  • Faton Bislimi graduated from Texas Lutheran University with a B. S. in computer science and a B. A. in math. Bislimi wrote for the Albanian daily Bota Sot, and worked with the Albanian-American Civic League. He wrote two books, a compilation of math problems and a series of journalistic writings titled Në Rrugëtim me Kosovën: Tatëpjetat dhe të Përpjetat. He founded The Bislimi Group in an effort to offer better education opportunities to Kosovar students, and 13 full scholarships have been awarded through The Bislimi Group.
  • Chris Elley graduated from Texas Lutheran University with a bachelor's degree in communication studies, and earned a master's degree in Mass Communications from Texas State University. Elley is the founder and current Director of Austin, Texas-based film production company Electro-Fish Media Inc. He holds two Emmy awards and two additional nominations.

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