Leadership

  • John M. Tyson

    John M. Tyson, Jr. is a graduate of the University of South Alabama and the University of Alabama School of Law.

    He practiced law between 1978 and 1994 and from 2012 to 2016. He served as Mobile County District Attorney from 1994 through 2011.

    Tyson was elected a member of the Alabama Board of Education and served from 1980 through 1994. He was the presiding officer of the board from 1985 to 1994.

    He served on the University of South Alabama Board of Trustees as an Ex-Officio Member from 1973 through 1974. He was appointed the Alabama Governors’ Task Forces by Governors James, Wallace, Hunt, Folsom and Riley including the State of Alabama Tenure Study Task Force, Task Force on Higher Education, Tax Reform Task Force, Task Force on Illegal Gambling of which he was the commander. He was appointed to the commission on the future of the Juvenile Justice System by Chief Justice Sonny Hornsby.

Upcoming Events

4th Annual Child Advocacy Day
VOICES for Alabama’s Children
Montgomery, AL
March 16, 2017
“Helping Families Initiative”
Alabama District Attorneys Association
Fairhope, AL
April 6–9, 2017
“Next Generation of K-12 Indicator and response Systems to Increase Students’ Post-Secondary Readiness and Persistence”
A Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supported initiative, sponsored by the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland
May 1–3, 2017
“Getting Better at Getting Better”
Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education
San Francisco, CA
March 26–30, 2017
“Breaking Down Barriers — Humanity Matters”
National Association of Social Workers — Alabama
Bryant Conference Center
Tuscaloosa, AL
April 24–25, 2017