About Us

Tuskegee University is an independent and state-related institution of higher education.  Its programs serve a student body that is coeducational as well as racially, ethnically and religiously diverse.


Dr. Marvalene Hughes

Dr. Marvalene Hughes, ('61), has been the president of Dillard University since 2005. From 1994 to 2005, she was the president of California State University, Stanislaus.

Prior to her being named president, Dr. Hughes served as vice president/vice provost and professor at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus, as well as system wide vice president for all University of Minnesota campuses. She has also held teaching and administrative positions at the University of Toledo, Arizona State University, San Diego State University, and Eckerd College in Florida.

Her expertise in conflict resolution has been sought by numerous international universities, including the University Vienna (Austria), Brunnel University (England), University of Witswatersrant (South Africa), the University for Peace (Costa Rica), University of St. Petersburg (Russia) and, among others, the University of Moscow.

She has been active nationally and internationally in professional associations, having been elected president of the American College Personnel Association and her recent appointment to a four-year term on the American Council on Education's Commission on Governmental Relations. She is writing a book on creating community on the college/university campus.

Dr. Hughes received a Ph.D. in Counseling and Administration from Florida State University. She received her M.S. in Counseling, and B.S. in English and History from Tuskegee University. She also received an Honorary Doctorate from Brown University.