In Black America Podcast: UT’s First African American Vice President
Dr. James L. Hill served as Senior Vice President for Community and School Relations from 2000 to 2007. His duties included the general management of the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, the University Interscholastic League, Neighborhood Longhorns, Community and School Relations, University Outreach programs, and Pre-college Youth Development.
Hill became the University of Texas at Austin first African American vice president when President Robert Berdahl appointed him to associate vice president for administration and public affairs in 1993.
Hill served five years as the Southwest Regional Director for the Educational Testing Services. While there he supervised testing, measurement, evaluation, and research to public school and higher education personnel in a five state area: Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and New Mexico.
Also, Hill served as a top-level administrator with the Texas Education Agency from 1974 to 1989. For eight years he was a Deputy Commissioner and was directly responsible for providing directions for the local school districts in the state. He served in the commissioner’s management council and provided assistance in the management of all state public school operations.
Hill died on September 2nd, 2012. He was 84.