Emily Messer Is the New President of Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth

Emily Messer has been named the 21st president of Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth.

Texas Wesleyan University enrolls just under 1,900 undergraduate students and about 700 graduate students, according to the latest information available from the U.S. Department of Education. Women make up 54 percent of the undergraduate student body.

“As Texas Wesleyan’s president, I am committed to advancing the mission of the university,” said Dr. Messer. “I look forward to implementing programs to ensure student success and student engagement, building on established relationships and cultivating new relationships in the Fort Worth community, boosting the university’s visibility in the philanthropic community to support campus initiatives and fostering transformational learning experiences for our diverse student body.”

Dr. Messer comes to Texas Wesleyan from Jacksonville State University in Alabama where she served as vice president for advancement and enrollment management. She joined the staff at Jacksonville State in 2018 as the associate vice president for enrollment management. Earlier, Dr. Messer was the vice president of enrollment management, assistant dean of students, and director of student life at Shorter University in Rome, Georgia.

Dr. Messer holds a bachelor’s degree in English and a master of public administration degree from Jacksonville State University. She earned a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Alabama.

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