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Huston-Tillotson University Announces the 2017 Gala Honoring Its Baseball Heritage, Celebrating Members of the Negro League Baseball, and Highlighting the Jackie Robinson Legacy AUSTIN, Texas (1.30.17) — Huston-Tillotson University officials are pleased to announce the 2017 Diamonds in the Outfield Scholarship Gala, scheduled on Saturday, April Read More »

The Langston Hughes Project is a multimedia concert performance of Langston Hughes’s kaleidoscopic jazz poem suite. Ask Your Mama is Hughes’s homage in verse and music to the struggle for artistic and social freedom at home and abroad at the beginning of the 1960s. It Read More »

Huston-Tillotson University will host Preview Day Saturday, February 25, 2017. This will be a great opportunity for you to learn more about our institution, the admission requirements, financial information, meet faculty members, and tour our beautiful campus! Register online!Check-in begins at 8:30 am. Read More »

   The 2017 Homecoming is from Feb 5-11th! It’s time to come home Huston-Tillotson University!   Ram Family from our past, our present, and our future: we can’t wait to see you.   Purchase your  2017 Homecoming Tickets This year’s Homecoming will include a Bar-B-Que Read More »

Huston-Tillotson University’s Page One Satellite News Magazine Joins SiriusXM AUSTIN, TX (1.30.17) – Huston-Tillotson University is the fourteenth university to join the HBCU Radio Network, and will air on SiriusXM Channel 142.  Page One Satellite News Magazine produced at Huston-Tillotson University premieres on HBCU Radio Network, Read More »

AUSTIN, TX (1.17.17) – Huston-Tillotson University is pleased to announce an upcoming lecture by Dr. Asante Todd, Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Dr. Todd’s lecture, entitled “Undeterred from Destiny: To the Children of Ethiopia and the Chosen Peoples of the Read More »

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On Tuesday, student leaders involved in Green is the New Black, and who are majoring in environmental studies, participated in a trip to the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park led by park rangers and staff of the National Park Conservation Association. The LBJ Historical Read More »

AUSTIN, TX  (11.21.16) – President Colette Pierce Burnette hosted the first Ministers Breakfast, where more than a dozen clergy members from local religious institutions gathered in the President’s Dining Room.  Those in attendance received information regarding the University’s initiatives, upcoming events and student achievements. While Read More »

AUSTIN, TX (11.09.16) – President Colette Pierce Burnette today issued the following statement: The greatest opportunities for us to advance our communities are within our own spheres of influence within our own individual lives. We all want the same things. Though we venture along different paths on our respective journeys, the goals we’ve set Read More »

AUSTIN, TX (11.07.16) - On Monday evening, Miss HT kicked off her year of events related to raising cancer awareness in the African American community with her Breast Health 101 panel. The four panelists, three of them breast cancer survivors, and one who lost their mother Read More »

(AUSTIN, TX) 11.07.16 – Students in the University’s Concert Choir spent some quality time on Monday afternoon with two musical legends, as they took part in master classes  with jazz piano player Tyrone Jackson and vocalist Carmen Bradford. Mr. Jackson provided pianists with tips and Read More »

AUSTIN, TX (11.03.16) – Students from all classes on Thursday participated in a march to the Carver Library branch, as they exercised their right to vote. Following a brief Chapel service, where students took part in music and dance performances, groups of students, faculty and Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 10.31.2016 – This past Saturday, Huston-Tillotson University hosted its inaugural baseball/softball clinic at the historic Downs Mabson Field. More than 50 youth ages 8-12, participated in the clinic on Oct. 29, which was run largely by the members of the University’s baseball and Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 10.24.2016 – Huston-Tillotson University is pleased to announce that Kiara Johnson has been selected by the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities as a member of the 2016 HBCU All-Stars. A Houston, Texas, resident, Ms. Johnson is one of 73 Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 10.19.16 – Juniors Derrick Lewis, Jaylon Denkins, and Jade McDaniel welcomed students Wednesday afternoon to the first general body meeting of what they hope will be a new, invigorated NAACP Chapter here on campus. The university does not currently have an active NAACP Read More »

(AUSTIN, TX) 7.1.16 — Huston-Tillotson University was named the winner in the small-campus category of the College Sports Sustainability Makeover Contest at the Green Sports Alliance Summit held recently in Houston. The contest is designed to highlight college athletics’ unique and powerful impact on community Read More »

(AUSTIN, TX) 9.13.16 — Huston-Tillotson University President and Chief Executive Officer Colette Pierce Burnette Pierce signed a Transfer Pathways Compact Collaborative Agreement today with the five Alamo Colleges, affirming guided success for students in this region. “This agreement increases the clarity of courses required; reduces Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 8.19.16 — Linda Y. Jackson has been named Huston-Tillotson University’s Senior Development Officer. For the past 18 years, Jackson has served the University in a public relations capacity, responsible for advancing the overall mission of the University by promoting the achievements, successes, and Read More »

Net-Zero Hero: CarShandra Hollins Aug 15, 2016 – 10:36 am CDT I am helping Austin achieve Net-Zero by helping my University go green!  Austin is green and we all want to keep it that way! As a community, we’re committed to reaching the target of Read More »

(AUSTIN, TX) 8.15.16 — Eleven Huston-Tillotson University students have completed independent research projects during the summer as part of the STEM Research Scholars Program.  The science, technology, engineering, and mathematics scholars in the program conduct hands-on research while they train with faculty mentors at HT Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 7.25.16 —Approximately 110 students from Central Texas middle and high schools will showcase their mathematics and science applications learned during Huston-Tillotson University’s Austin Pre-Freshman Engineering Program (AusPrEP).  Student accomplishments during the seven-week program will be recognized and highlighted at the closing ceremony on Read More »

Huston-Tillotson University officials announced and showcased nine HP EliteBook 6930p’s and one HP EliteBook 8530p from BAE Systems to add to the Downs-Jones Library equipment resources for campus wide use. Pictured left to right are BAE Systems employees Jason Terry, Raul Pineda, Phelix Houston and Read More »

(AUSTIN, TX) 6.24.16 — Huston-Tillotson University officials have signed an agreement with The California Community Colleges, the largest system of higher education in the nation composed of 72 districts and 113 colleges serving 2.1 million students per year, to enroll students interested in furthering their Read More »

(AUSTIN) 6.6.16 — The Texas Association of African American Chambers of Commerce (TAAACC) and Huston-Tillotson University recently joined forces to create and host the TAAACC Policy Breakfast series. Designed to broaden understanding of the development of public policy, especially those policies that regulate key Texas Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 5.23.16 — Psi Chi, the psychology international honor society, is proud to announce the addition of the Huston-Tillotson University Psi Chi Chapter. Charter members Dominique T. Jones, Cubeian Price-Williams, Allen Wright, Monaye Turner, Erissa Burris, Cean Longstreet, Rachel Rodriguez, Angela Glover, and Kiara Read More »

(AUSTIN, TX) 5.16.16 — Huston-Tillotson University President and Chief Executive Officer Colette Pierce Burnette signed the Second Nature Climate Commitment, reconfirming the University’s carbon commitment and adding resiliency to the pledge (formally known as the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment). The pledge also Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 9.12.16 — Huston-Tillotson University has been awarded a $492,528 grant from the Department of the Army, Technology Integration and Outreach Division, in response to the Department of Defense (DoD) Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions Equipment/Instrumentation Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 5.10.16 —  Huston-Tillotson University’s 2016 Commencement Convocation was completed this past weekend with historical significance. Master’s degrees were conferred for the first time; the 189 graduates represented the largest graduating class to date, including 17 W.E.B. DuBois Honors Scholars; and President and Chief Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 3.23.16 — Austin, Texas Mayor Steve Adler will render the Huston-Tillotson University Commencement Convocation address on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. The ceremony will held on the Huston-Tillotson University athletic field, located at 900 Chicon Street.  Mayor Adler became Austin’s 52nd Read More »

(AUSTIN, TX) 4.27.16 — Huston-Tillotson University was selected as one of the 30 recipients for UNCF’s new Career Pathways Initiative (CPI) planning grants, made possible by Lilly Endowment Inc.’s $50 million commitment to help students gain the knowledge, preparation, insight and skills needed for meaningful Read More »

Family of Tillotson College Graduate Donates Historic Collection and Memorabilia to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture  Onie B. Granville recognized as the founder of the first  African American-owned and operated bank in the West (AUSTIN, Texas) 3.24.16  —  Onie B. Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 3.15.16 — Two days of engagement, brainstorming, and computer programming resulted in the V for Vendetta team of Cydnei Mathis and Osahumen Aghasomwan creating the winning mobile application at the Huston-Tillotson University Second Annual <div> hackathon. Mathis, a 10th grader at Eastside Memorial Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 2.20.16 — It is with pleasure that we announce the appointment of Dr. Archie W. Vanderpuye as Huston-Tillotson University’s Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.  “Dr. Vanderpuye has a proven record of student success that reflects the University’s student centric focus,” said Read More »

  (AUSTIN, Texas) 2.8.16 — Joseph Reese, representing Huston-Tillotson University as the campus King, added another jewel to his crown and earned a place in history when he captured the national 2016-2017 Mr. HBCU title this past weekend.  Reese is the first HT student to Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) — Herbert R. Marbury will address church relevancy through the message “What’s Going On? The Black Church and the New Culture Wars: Contesting Black Lives in the Obama Era” during the Tenth Annual Huston-Tillotson University Bishop E.T. Dixon Lecture.  The Lecture will be Read More »

  Congratulations Huston-Tillotson University Professor Shawanda Stewart (pictured left) and Dr. Brian Stone, who have been awarded a highly competitive research grant ($5,600) by the Research Initiative of the National Council of Teachers of English/College Conference on Composition and Communication (NCTE/CCCC) for their project, “Critical Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 1.19.16 — The Huston-Tillotson University Sandra Joy Anderson Community Health and Wellness Center, located at 1705 East 11th Street on the corner of 11th and Chalmers Avenue, opened today.  The Center hours will be Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Read More »

Huston-Tillotson University Students Travel to Paris for the Climate Change Conference (AUSTIN, Texas) 11.25.15 — Huston-Tillotson University Green is the New Black™ (GITNB) students Brittany D. Foley (right) and Elvia Hernandez (left) will join Historically Black College and University (HBCU) students, attending the United Nations Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 11.12.15 — “Wheels Up” Huston-Tillotson University were the words conveyed by President and Chief Executive Officer Colette Pierce Burnette during a Saturday investiture service.  The Huston-Tillotson University Board of Trustees announced Pierce Burnette as the institution’s sixth President and Chief Executive Officer, effective Read More »

Huston-Tillotson University to Celebrate 140-Year Anniversary  with Insights from Local Alumni and the Founder’s Great-Great Grandson During the Charter Day Convocation  (AUSTIN, Texas) 9.28.15 — Huston-Tillotson University will celebrate 140 years of providing access to higher education during the Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, Charter Day Read More »

AUSTIN, TX 10.12.15 — Huston-Tillotson University was recognized recently for its commitment to diversity at the Sixteenth National Role Models Conference, sponsored by Minority Access, Incorporated.  One of the most prestigious conferences of its kind in the country, the gathering addresses issues of diversity and Read More »

    “We will build a vision together as a campus.” Huston-Tillotson University Board of Trustees announced Colette Pierce Burnette as the institution’s sixth President and Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1, 2015.  Pierce Burnette becomes the first female president of the merged Huston-Tillotson University Read More »

Huston-Tillotson University Installs 736 Solar Panels to Support Sustainability Efforts HT is the first private historically black university to power usable electricity from solar panels AUSTIN, TX 9.30.15 —  Three Huston-Tillotson University buildings— Allen-Frazier Residence Hall, Beard-Burrowes Residence Hall, and Downs-Jones Library—will function with a Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 9.24.15 — Huston-Tillotson University has been awarded a significant grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support its Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) efforts. The NSF’s Historically Black College and University Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) awarded HT’s Natural Sciences Department $398,330 over Read More »

Huston-Tillotson University Celebrates International Day of Peace and Hispanic Heritage Month  (AUSTIN, Texas) 9.14.15 — Texas Poet Laureate Carmen Tafolla and author Octavio Quintanilla will dialogue with students as part of the Huston-Tillotson University Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.  The community is invited to attend the Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 8.10.15 — Prospective students interested in enrolling at Huston-Tillotson University for the Fall 2015 semester have one final opportunity before the start of the classes.  Fall 2015 registration is scheduled Wednesday through Friday, August 19-21, 2015, on the campus, located at 900 Chicon Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 6.29.15 — Huston-Tillotson University achieved another historical milestone when it became the first college or university in Central Texas and the first Historically Black College and University in Texas to go tobacco-free in 2011.  Now, the campus community has strengthened its policy by Read More »

BOSTON, MA (7.27.15) — Second Nature, a national nonprofit that works to proactively build a sustainable and positive global future by working with leadership networks in higher education, announced Huston-Tillotson University among the finalists for its sixth annual Climate Leadership Awards. The awards are a Read More »

  Learn from the past, live in the present, and embrace the future.         Austin Dallas Houston San Antonio 900 Chicon Street 4501 S. Marsalis Avenue 6 E. Greenway Plaza 508 Center Street Austin, TX 78702 Dallas, TX 75216 Houston, TX 77046 San Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 7.23.15 — Huston-Tillotson University (HT) is pleased to announce another major step in the development and implementation of the Sandra Joy Anderson Community Health and Wellness Center (CHWC).  HT President Colette Pierce Burnette recently named Dominique R. Bowman as Director of Community Engagement Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 6.18.15— Huston-Tillotson University President and Chief Executive Officer Larry L. Earvin, Ph.D., completed one of his final goals before retirement when he joined community leaders for a groundbreaking ceremony.  Existing buildings were removed and the grounds prepared for the Sandra Joy Anderson Community Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 8.1.14 — Following its founding legacy, Huston-Tillotson University, established as a “normal school” to train teachers, will offer its first master’s degree in educational leadership with the principal certification. The program, housed within the College of Arts and Sciences under the Educator Preparation Read More »

 (AUSTIN, Texas) 6.1.15 — The Tom Joyner Foundation has partnered with Huston-Tillotson University to provide scholarships for HT students seeking careers as Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) in an effort to increase the number of STEM teachers in Texas.  Through this partnership, Austin Community College Read More »

Huston-Tillotson University’s 2015 graduation held May 9, 2015, was one for the history books in four areas. 1) The 156 graduates represented the largest graduating class, including 13 W.E.B. DuBois Honors Scholars; 2) Sixteen students enrolled in the Adult Degree Program (ADP) completed their degree Read More »

  AUSTIN, Texas 4.30.15 — A nationally recognized leader in psychiatric care and research will steer the landmark partnership between Huston-Tillotson University and the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin, bringing new health resources — especially mental health resources — to Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 4.20.15 — Nearly 450 Central Texas seniors from eight area school districts will converge en masse at Huston-Tillotson University during the inaugural CTX Signing Day, a statewide, grass-roots movement focused on creating a college-going culture in Texas. The invitation only event, also supported Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 4.1.15 — Huston-Tillotson University Board of Trustees today announced Colette Pierce Burnette as the institution’s sixth President and Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1, 2015.  Pierce Burnette becomes the first female president of the merged Huston-Tillotson University and only the second female president Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 3.10.15 — Completing a hard-fought journey that began in the fall, the team representing Huston-Tillotson University qualified to enter the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge (HCASC) National Championship Tournament to be held March 21-25, 2015 in Torrance, California.  Now in its 26th season, HCASC Read More »

An Inaugural <div> hackathon by MVMT50 at SXSW, presented by PayPal and powered by Qeyno Labs, took place on the campus of Huston-Tillotson University, 900 Chicon Street, Saturday through Sunday, March 14-15, 2015. The hackathon was the first-ever youth and diversity focused hackathon at SXSW.  Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 3.13.15 — Huston-Tillotson University’s Baseball Coach, Alvin E. Moore, suffered a heart attack prior to the Friday, March 6, game at Downs Field. Moore is currently resting comfortably at a local hospital after spending several days in the intensive care unit.  Moore earned Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 1.26.15 — The celebration of Black History Month and the national 2015 theme titled, “A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture” will be highlighted at Huston-Tillotson University throughout the month, beginning with a January lecture. Hundreds of alumni will celebrate Austin’s oldest Read More »

Dr. Thomas J. Calhoun Ms. Colette Pierce Burnette Dr. Deneese L Robinson Jones (AUSTIN, Texas) 2.20.15 — Huston-Tillotson University officials today  announced three finalists for the Huston-Tillotson University presidency position after completing a nationwide search that began when President and Chief Executive Officer Larry L. Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 2.17.15 — Huston-Tillotson University, a historically black university in Austin, and the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin announced a landmark partnership Tuesday dedicated to helping historically underserved residents of Austin get, and stay, healthy. Through the partnership, the Read More »

  The University’s student organizations—Student Government Association Junior Class and First-Year Experience—will host “Let’s Talk About Selma” at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center on Thursday, Feb. 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The community is invited to interact with area college and university students as they Read More »

  HT will highlight its sustainability outreach with the one-year anniversary of the “Dumpster Project,” that among other attributes, places the spotlight on environmental issues that negatively impact minority communities.  On Wednesday, Feb. 4 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. HT’s Associate Professor Biological Sciences and Dean of the Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 1.6.15 — Recent high school graduates and transfer students are encouraged to enroll now at Huston-Tillotson University for the Spring 2015 semester that begins on Jan. 12. Residence halls open and New Student Orientation begins on Thursday, Jan. 8. Huston-Tillotson University offers Bachelor Read More »

Dr. Rosalee Martin Dr. Joyceia Banner (AUSTIN, Texas) 12.15.14 — Huston-Tillotson University’s Dr. Joyceia Banner and Dr. Rosalee Martin have received the Sam Taylor Fellowship Award for the 2014-15 academic year.  The award, specifically for The United Methodist Church-related colleges and schools in Texas, supports Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 12.9.14 — Larry L. Earvin, Ph.D. was recently honored with the James T. Rogers Distinguished Leadership Award, the highest award presented by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).  Earvin, who announced his retirement after 15 years of service Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 11.10.14 — Huston-Tillotson University received a $15,000 grant from the Welch Foundation to support chemistry research and classroom applications.  The grant will enable chemistry faculty to complete research, advance instruction through practical applications beyond the classroom, and provide resources for advanced scientific equipment.  Read More »

Richard Oppel will become interim vice president for institutional advancement at Huston-Tillotson University on Jan. 1, 2015, HT President and CEO Larry L. Earvin has announced. Oppel, 71, has served as a volunteer fundraiser and visiting professor of journalism for the past two years at Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 11.3.14 — Bridgett C. Lee has been named Huston-Tillotson University’s Director of Alumni Affairs.  Lee, who completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice from Huston-Tillotson University in 2010, will be responsible for coordinating a wide range of initiatives associated with the Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 10.27.14 — Huston-Tillotson University’s award-winning student organization Green is the New Black® enhanced its sustainability efforts by securing a solar recharging station for campuswide use.  The SolarPump™, obtained through a partnership with Sol Design Lab, allows the University community to experience the future Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 10.16.14 — Renowned pastor, theologian, author, and teacher, Rev. Zan W. Holmes, Jr., will bring the keynote address during Huston-Tillotson University’s Charter Day Convocation on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at 10 a.m. on the campus in the King-Seabrook Chapel. Two higher education institutions—Tillotson Read More »

 Huston-Tillotson University’s Top Ranking Students Honors During Charter Day Convocation Rev. Zan W. Holmes, Jr. Offers an Inspiring Message (AUSTIN, Texas) 11.3.14— Renowned pastor, theologian, author, and teacher Rev. Zan W. Holmes, Jr. returned to his alma mater, Huston-Tillotson University, in his usual eloquent, profound Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 10.7.14 — Huston-Tillotson University School of Business and Technology’s recently earned prestigious “accreditation” title from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) captured the attention of GTECH Corporation.  As a result, GTECH orchestrated a furniture upgrade. HT’s new Dean of the Read More »

  Huston-Tillotson University to Host Its First Annual Building Green Justice Forum (AUSTIN, Texas) 9.22.14 — Students, community leaders, teachers, and environmental activists are invited to Huston-Tillotson University’s (HT) first Building Green Justice Forum, scheduled Thursday, September 25, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Read More »

Huston-Tillotson University student Tochukwu “Joshua” Nwozor (top left) and team won the 2014 CASE Study Competition as part of the UNCF  Gateway to Leadership program.   Taken from the Money Management Institute Web Site   Case Study Competition Caps 2014 Gateway Summer Intern Program A married Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 6.23.14 — Mrs. Ada Cecilia Collins Anderson presented Huston-Tillotson University with a $3 million gift—the largest gift in the history of the HT—toward the naming of the Sandra Joy Anderson Community Health and Wellness Center.  Following her passion of advocating for and empowering Read More »

Thank you Tom Joyner Corporate/Education Donors Austin Community College/Chef CoiBrown Distributing CompanyGodsey Martin Law FirmGlazersRose ‘N BlumSterling VineyardsThe University of Texas at Austin/Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Engagement Thank You Individual Donors HT’s July Tom Joyner Foundation School of the Month push Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 8.4.14 — Air conditioning in a 36 sq. ft. dumpster, part of a sustainability experiment on the Huston-Tillotson University campus, has arrived just in time for the August Texas heat.  As part of the on-going Dumpster Project, HT’s Dean of the University College Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 6.11.14 — Huston-Tillotson University has been named the July 2014 Tom Joyner Foundation School of the Month. The Foundation and HT are hosting “Pre-Juneteenth Wine Event to Discover HT!” in anticipation of the launch to help raise money for scholarships and books for Read More »

  (AUSTIN, Texas) 5.16.14 — African-American billionaire asset manager Robert F. Smith inspired Huston-Tillotson University’s 2014 graduating class with seven jewels of success at the recent conferring of degrees during Mother’s Day weekend. Smith is Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Vista Equity Read More »

Taken from the Penn Center release The Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions announces Ten Historically Black Colleges and Universities Awarded STEM Capacity Building Grants Through a $1.5 million grant from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Trust, the Penn Center for Minority Serving Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 5.2.14 — Dominique R. Bowman has been named Huston-Tillotson University’s Senior Development Officer.  In her position she will be responsible for managing fundraising efforts, administering programs and services that enhance development efforts, and implementing plans to secure, identify, and cultivate major gifts. Bowman Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 4.4.14 — Huston-Tillotson University’s student team of (left to right) Darrell Robinson, biology; Brittany White, history; Breanna Flores, mathematics; and Lucyll Freeman, English; will join students from 48 of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to participate in the 25th Annual Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 4.2.14—The newest HT major, Environmental Studies, offers a degree program for students interested in sustainability issues such as environmental justice, global warming, conservation biology, renewable energy, air and water pollution, environmental law, and many other related topics. Environmental Studies students will take a Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 4.1.14 — Huston-Tillotson University has been named the July 2014 Tom Joyner Foundation School of the Month. Efforts are in place now to launch the July kickoff focused on raising scholarship funds for students attending Huston-Tillotson. The Tom Joyner Foundation was created to Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 3.21.14 — Now in his 14th year as President of Huston-Tillotson University, Dr. Larry L. Earvin has informed the University’s Board of Trustees that he will conclude his tenure as President at the end of his current contract, effective June 30, 2015.  Huston-Tillotson Read More »

AUSTIN, TX 3.5.14 — Some of the nation’s most profound theologians and preachers will address pastors, youth ministers, and youth workers during Huston-Tillotson University’s Transformation Ministers’ Conference, scheduled Tuesday through Thursday, May 20-22, 2014. The conference will be held on the HT campus in King-Seabrook Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 2.4.14 — Proving the premise that people can live with less, Huston-Tillotson University’s Dean of the University College and Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Dr. Jeff Wilson, will move into a 33-square foot dumpster for one year. On Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 1 Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 1.27.14 — Finalists for the 2014 Second Nature Climate Leadership Awards (CLA) were announced today with Huston-Tillotson University among the institutions selected.  The annual competition is held among United States colleges and universities that are signatories of the American College & University Presidents’ Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 12.6.13 — Huston-Tillotson University students Angelica Erazo, Maurice Fleming, Evette Jackson, Sarah Lindell, and Olivia Sanchez, representing the Green is the New Black student organization, captured first place in the nationwide Ford Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Community Challenge held recently in Read More »

Huston-Tillotson University’s Community Health and Wellness Center to Address African American Mental and Physical Health Care Provider Shortages  (AUSTIN, Texas) 11.6.13 — Identifying a critical need, Huston-Tillotson University officials have implemented the 21st Century Solutions-Based Listening Tour with a team of medical professionals prepared to Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) —  National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) officials announced that Huston-Tillotson University’s intercollegiate athletic program has earned the 2012-2013 NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Institution Award for the fourth consecutive year.  The Champions of Character award places the University among an elite group Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 10.21.13 — Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC), Central Texas Chapter, announced their 2013 Excellence in Construction and Safety Awards that included the Downs-Jones Library, renovated by J.E. Dunn Construction and CasaBella Architects, as a winner in two categories:  Award of Excellence and Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 10.14.13 — Huston-Tillotson University (HT) has received a $900,000 grant from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to support a Substance Abuse and Human Immunodeficiency Virus / Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) Prevention project.  The HT Campus-Community Empowerment Against Drugs and HIV/AIDS Read More »

Earvin Smothers McDaniel Vincent Moore Community Leaders Gather at Huston-Tillotson University to Address Educational, Social, and Economic Opportunities for Young Minority Males (AUSTIN, Texas) 9.30.13 — Huston-Tillotson University President and Chief Executive Officer Larry L. Earvin, Ph.D., invites college age men to discuss real issues Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 9.16.13 — Ellen J. McEwen joined the Huston-Tillotson University staff recently as the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.  She has been a collegiate athletics administrator, teacher, and coach for more than 30 years with experience at all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) division levels Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 9.16.13 — Jeff G. Wilson, Ph.D. has been named the Dean of the University College at Huston-Tillotson University. Wilson will be responsible for ensuring student persistence toward graduation. Wilson was formerly Assistant Dean of the College of Science, Math and Technology at the Read More »

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