Dr. Vicki Vernon Lott Named HT’s Provost and
Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs
Vicki Vernon Lott, Ph.D. has been named Huston-Tillotson University’s Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs. She will serve as the chief academic officer and provide leadership for nearly 100 faculty and staff and 900 students throughout the Business Administration, Computer Science, Education and Kinesiology, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences and Mathematics academic units, student support services, residence life, and student activities.
Lott served in a similar capacity at Lane College, Jackson, Tennessee; was executive assistant to the president at Virginia State University, Petersburg, Virginia; and program director, assistant to the Chancellor, and associate professor of music at Southern University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She also served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) as well as the United States Commission on Civil Rights, Tennessee Advisory Committee. She is currently a member of the Corps of Committee Chairs for SACS.
She is the co-author of several textbooks and articles and has presented on numerous occasions on topics such as A Critical Thinking Approach to Reading Comprehension for Underprepared Students, and Keeping It Real: A Critical Thinking Approach to Racial Harmony. She also holds a membership in Toastmasters International, Inc.
Lott earned her bachelor’s degree in music from St. Norbert College, DePere, Wisconsin; and a master’s and doctorate in music education from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.
She joined Huston-Tillotson University on Jan. 17, 2011.