Texas Southern University President, Dr. John M. Rudley on Campus Safety
KTRK-TV Cross Roads, November 15, 2015
Texas Southern University President Dr. John Rudley discusses the controversial open carry law coming to Texas college campuses in November 2016. He also discusses new security measures instituted on the TSU campus following three on campus shooting in less than a week in October.
KPRC-TV Houston Newsmakers, October 25, 2015
Dr. John Rudley, president of Texas Southern University, is a guest on Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall and said the recent shooting death of a TSU freshman was particularly painful because of the role his school plays in their lives.
"We take these students as our own," he said. "We're local parents in absence of their parents."
There were shootings on TSU's campus three times within six weeks, resulting in two deaths and three injuries. Rudley said he is not certain that the school can ever be totally safe, but he said TSU is still a good place for those who "need an opportunity to get a great education."