James T. Minor
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
James T. Minor became the 10th chancellor in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s history on March 1, 2022. Minor previously served as assistant vice chancellor and senior strategist in the Office of the Chancellor at California State University, which recently posted the highest graduation rates in its history. He has successfully advocated for hundreds of millions of dollars in support of graduation initiatives and served as principal investigator for $7.5 million in funded programs and research. Prior to his post at California State University, Minor served as deputy assistant secretary at the Department of Education, where he administered more than $7 billion in federal higher education programming.
A recognized thought leader in the field of higher education, Minor has a noted resume of teaching and scholarship in educational policy, administration in higher education, academic governance and more.
A native of Detroit, MI, he holds a doctorate in educational leadership and policy analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Jackson State University (MS) and a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Nebraska.