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First Lady Kindall Hurley

First Lady Kindall Hurley

Tarleton State University’s 16th First Lady, Kindall Hurley, takes an active role in supporting her husband’s vision to see the school become the premier comprehensive regional institution in the nation. She is an enthusiastic Tarleton ambassador, whether hosting activities at the Hurley home — the Trogdon House in the heart of the Stephenville campus — attending community and university events, or raising funds for the Tarleton Forever Capital Campaign.

A champion for education, Mrs. Hurley is passionate about students and their success and well-being. She earned her MBA at the University of Tennessee, and she completed a master’s in educational leadership and a specialist degree in educational administration at Lincoln Memorial University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in education from East Tennessee State University.

Her professional career involved elementary education and pediatric healthcare. She has served on numerous boards for educational, community health, health advocacy and nonprofit organizations.

Today Mrs. Hurley devotes her time to caring for her family — her husband, Tarleton President James Hurley, and children Drew, Carter, Blayklee and Brooklyn — and diligently serving as Tarleton’s First Lady. Faith is important to her, and she enjoys spending time with Tarleton's students, faculty, staff, alumni and the Texan community.