HOUSTON (July 31, 2018) – Texas Southern University announces the selection of Dr. Peter Aghimien as the new dean of the Jesse H. Jones School of Business. Dr. Aghimien assumed his duties on July 16 to lead a cutting-edge, innovative program designed to provide students with the cognitive and social skills to enter the corporate world.

Dr. Aghimien, a Fulbright Scholar, was a professor and chair of the accounting program at Indiana University-South Bend for 16 years and was a faculty member at Grambling State University in Louisiana. He holds a baccalaureate degree in accounting and economics from Ohio State University, a master’s and doctorate in accounting, economics and finance from Louisiana Tech University. Dr. Aghimien is a certified public accountant (CPA), a member of the American Accounting Association and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. He has been inducted into Beta Alpha Psi (accounting honor fraternity), Beta Gamma Sigma (business honor society) and Omicron Delta Epsilon (economics honor society).

“Texas Southern welcomes Dr. Aghimien and his stellar experience to bolster the University’s academic community,” said TSU Provost Dr. Kendall Harris. “We are expecting our School of Business and its graduates to make another great leap in serving our nation and the corporate world.”

“I am delighted to join the JHJ School of Business family and I look forward to contributing to the School’s continued success,” said Dr. Aghimien. “I plan to increase the quality of teaching and research, developing first-class students to compete in the workforce and ensuring that our entire team experiences a quality work environment.”

JHJ received reaffirmation of accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) in June. The peer-review process requires excellence in strategic management and innovation as well as academic and professional engagement. The AACSB accreditation remains in force for five years. TSU was one of the first Historically Black Colleges/Universities (HBCUs) to achieve the standard set by the organization that confirms more than 800 business schools worldwide.

The School of Business, founded in 1955, offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, and an executive MBA program. The curriculum focuses on academic rigor and research in accounting, finance, management, marketing and other professional-related studies, such as internships and corporate partnerships.


Texas Southern University (TSU) honors our designation as a special-purpose institution for urban programming and research. TSU is a comprehensive university providing higher education access to the nation’s underserved communities. TSU’s academic and research programs address critical urban issues, and prepares its diverse student population to become a force for positive change in a global society. TSU offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs and concentrations – bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees – organized into 10 colleges and schools on a 150-acre campus nestled in the heart of Houston’s historic Third Ward. The University’s enrollment has a population of more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate-school academic candidates. Texas Southern has been a distinguished educational pioneer since 1927, and the University has become one of the most diverse and respected institutions in Texas. TSU has positioned itself as a proactive leader in educating underserved students and many who are the first in their family to attend college.