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(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 »

(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 »

David Godsey is a 1994 graduate of HT and the managing partner of one of the largest African American law firms in the country—Godsey Martin Law Firm. His $5,000 donation supports students like the ones listed below.  Godsey is challenging all HT alumni to give Read More »

The HT Men’s Basketball Program will host open tryouts on Saturday, July 12th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Mary E. Branch Gymnasium.  Tryout fee is $50 per participant and is non-refundable.   All participants are required to complete an Assumption of Risk 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 »

Huston-Tillotson University Promotes National Week of Prayer with the Screening of ‘deepsouth’ AUSTIN, TX 2.24.14 — Huston-Tillotson University is proud to present a screening of deepsouth and community discussion in observance of the National Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS. The film will 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 »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 9.9.13 — Kwesi Amoa, Ph.D. joined the Huston-Tillotson University faculty as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.  Amoa will guide the Educator Preparation, Kinesiology, Humanities and Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social and Behavioral Sciences departments that are housed within Read More »

Congratulating Alba Mendoza and Erica Ramos for being selected to the 2013-14 Red River Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer “ALL-Tournament” The Women’s Soccer team was defeated by the University of Texas at Brownsville during their final tournament match.  This was an impressive history making season for Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) — Richard A. Oppel, former editor of the Austin American-Statesman, has been appointed to a dual role at Huston-Tillotson University by President and Chief Executive Officer Larry L. Earvin, Ph.D.  Oppel was appointed to serve on the faculty as Visiting Professor of Journalism Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 8.19.13 — Residence hall move in for first-year Huston-Tillotson University students is scheduled on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. for those who have not completed the registration process.  Students who completed registration during the summer may move into Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 5.17.13 — Huston-Tillotson University’s science and mathematics faculty are hosting a week-long robotics summer day camp for high school girls, scheduled July 29-Aug 2, 2013. The Environmental Rescue Robotics Camp is designed to help engage 9th-12th grade girls in science and mathematics applications. Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 7.15.13 — Huston-Tillotson University made the 2013 Affordable Colleges Online list of the “Most Affordable Small Private Colleges” in the country.  The online service provides college-bound students with higher education affordable information options, as well as financial aid videos, expert advice, and cost Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 6.14.13 — A team of Huston-Tillotson University students took first place in the Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP) Case Competition that was hosted by the National Urban League recently at the organization’s leadership conference in Orlando, Florida.   The team of Yohannis Job, Oscar Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 6.13.13 — Huston-Tillotson University (HT) representatives announce a Veteran’s Career Fair on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The event will be held on the HT campus in the Davage-Durden Student Union, located at 900 Chicon Street. The Career Read More »

Entrepreneur, lawyer, professor, legislator and former New Orleans Mayor Marc H. Morial rendered Huston-Tillotson University’s Commencement address.  Morial, who currently serves as the president of the National Urban League, spoke on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. during the convocation address on the athletic Read More »

HT’s Honors Convocation featured top ranking seniors who will have their degrees conferred on Saturday during Commencement Convocation at 8:30 a.m.  Seniors pictured with President Larry L. Earvin are as follows: BiologyDikibujiri I. DiriLisa R. Kelley                Business AdministrationJamenequa W. BenBilly D. Howard Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 5.30.13 — Huston-Tillotson University officials received notification from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) that its Educator Preparation Program (EPP) earned the “accredited” status under the Accountability System for Educator Preparation (ASEP). The accreditation status for the program is based upon State Board of Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 6.14.13 — A team of Huston-Tillotson University students took first place in the Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP) Case Competition that was hosted by the National Urban League recently at the organization’s leadership conference in Orlando, Florida.   The team of Yohannis Job, Oscar Read More »

President Larry L. Earvin (seated left) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with International Trade Center (ITC) Houston representatives Wea Lee (seated right), and Yusef Muhammad (standing right) to house the work of world renowned sculptor and artist Willy Wang on campus.  The agreement also opens Read More »

Read more about graduate Sammy T. Mudede in Sunday’s Austin American-Statesman (6.9.13).  Mudede graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science.               Commencement Speaker Marc H. Morial Received HT’s Honorary Degree (AUSTIN, Texas) 5.10.13 Read More »

Austin Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. members Jacklyn Cooper-Williams (right) and Carolyn Golden presented a financial contribution to Institutional Advancement Vice President Roderick L. Smothers in support of HT. Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) — Entrepreneur, lawyer, professor, legislator and former New Orleans Mayor Marc H. Morial will render Huston-Tillotson University’s Commencement address.  Morial, who currently serves as the president of the National Urban League, will speak on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. during the Read More »

Nineteen candidates, Huston-Tillotson University’s largest Alternative Teacher Certification Program class, completed course requirements to earn their teaching certificate on April 25, 2013.  Candidates pictured with Ruth Kane, Chair, Education Department, are as follows: Michelle Berkering, Generalist EC-6, Special Education and ESL Supplemental, Fifth Grade, ESL, Read More »

  Top row l-r: Dr. Teresa Hairston, Dr. Larry L. Earvin, Mr. John Deushane, Mr. Eddie Meyers, Honorable. Betty Thompson. Bottom row l-r: Mrs. Monica Kaufman Pearson, Dr. Betty Clark, Ms. Lisa Williams, Mr. BeBe Winans, and Mr. Wellington Swindall (posthumously). (Not Pictured – Mrs. Read More »

Sims Elementary student Adrian Maldonado found the prize $500 scholarship egg during HT’s Eighth Annual Easter-Egg Hunt on March 28th.  Maldonado and many of his fellow students enrolled in the Givens Recreation Center after school program visited the campus for the first time. Read More »

By Micah JohnsonInternCommunication Major March 2013 Dr. Alaine HutsonDr. Alaine Hutson, Huston-Tillotson University’s Assistant Professor of English, has been selected to receive a 2013 UNCF/Mellon Programs Faculty Residency Fellowship. The fellowship allows Hudson the opportunity to continue to grow and develop as a scholar while Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 3.22.13 — Hundreds gathered for a proud moment in the life of HT’s 138 year history:  The reopening of the Downs-Jones Library and Communication Center held on Friday, March 22, 2013.     Featured in the 16,000 square-foot, split-level $2.3 million library renovation Read More »

By Micah JohnsonCommunication Major (Atlanta, GA) 3.11.13 — Cameron Green, a sophomore communication major at Huston-Tillotson University, was elected vice-president of  the UNCF Pre-Alumni Council National Executive Board during the 67th Annual Leadership Conference held recently in Atlanta, GA.  Green currently serves as HT’s Student Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 3.5.13 — Political leader Ronnie McDonald and The Peierls Foundation, Inc., were named Huston-Tillotson University’s 2013-2014 Tower of Light recipients.  McDonald and Brian Peierls received their custom, glass HT tower replica award during the recent Decennial President’s Mankind Assisting Students Kindle Educational Dreams Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) — Rhythm and blues performers After 7 and Grammy-award nominee Miki Howard will headline Huston-Tillotson University’s Decennial President’s Mankind Assisting Students Kindle Educational Dreams (MASKED) Gala. The black-tie affair is scheduled for Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 2.25.13 — Political leader Ronnie is a recipient of Huston-Tillotson University’s 2013-2014 Tower of Light Award.  He will be honored at this year’s Decennial President’s Mankind Assisting Students Kindle Educational Dreams (MASKED) Gala. The black-tie affair is scheduled for Saturday, March 2, 2013 Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) — 12.17.12 Larry L. Earvin, Ph.D., entering his thirteenth year as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Huston-Tillotson University, was elected Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) for the 2013-2014 Read More »

(AUSTIN-Texas) 11.19.12 — Huston-Tillotson University faculty, staff, and students mourn the passing of sophomore kinesiology major Rolando “Roly” Ruiz, Jr. who died on Friday, November 16, 2012.  Ruiz, from Eagle Pass, Texas, made an impact on the faculty that he encountered and was a member Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 11.7.12 — Community leader, political activist, businesswoman, and alumna Bertha Sadler Means was named Huston-Tillotson University’s Decennial President’s Mankind Assisting Students Kindle Educational Dreams (MASKED) Gala honorary chair. The black-tie affair is scheduled for Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the Sheraton Austin Hotel Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 10.29.12 —Jasmine Cormier and Casey Rodriguez were crowned Miss and Mr. Huston-Tillotson University for the 2012-2013 academic year. A coronation, introducing them to the greater Central Texas community, will be held on Friday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. in King-Seabrook Chapel.  Cormier is Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) —  National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) officials announced that Huston-Tillotson University’s intercollegiate athletic program has earned the 2011-2012 NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Institution Award.  The Champions of Character award places the University among an elite group of institutions that demonstrate the Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 10.1.12 — Huston-Tillotson University officials today announce a new Adult Degree Program (ADP) designed for working adults to secure the Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration or Criminal Justice.  The University’s new initiative includes a highly focused adult degree program supported by Read More »

U.S. Department of EducationOffice of Communications & Outreach, Press Office400 Maryland Ave., S.W.Washington, D.C. 20202 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Sept. 18, 2012 CONTACT:Press Office, (202) 401-1576 or press@ed.gov Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in 19 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands will Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 9.18.12 — J. Alex Simpson has been named Huston-Tillotson University’s Director of Development. Simpson, a native of Virginia, recently served as a member of both the Radford University and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) advancement teams as Director of Annual Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 3.11.13 — The community is invited to the reopening of Huston-Tillotson University’s Downs-Jones Library and the opening of a new Communication Center, scheduled on Friday, March 22, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. on the campus at 900 Chicon Street. Features in the 16,000 square-foot, Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 8.6.12 — Residence hall move in for first-year Huston-Tillotson University students is scheduled on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, from 7 a.m. to noon for those who have not completed the registration process.  Students who completed registration during the summer may move into the Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 7.23.12 —  Approximately 135 minority students from Central Texas middle and high schools challenged themselves this summer by mastering math and science applications that also included robotic applications during Huston-Tillotson University’s Austin Pre-Freshman Engineering Program (AusPrEP).  Student accomplishments during the seven-week program will Read More »

(Austin, Texas) 5.25.12 —The Huston-Tillotson University 2011-2012 academic year culminated with the conferring of degrees during Commencement Convocation held Saturday, May 5, 2012, for the largest graduating class   under President Larry L. Earvin’s administration. More than 2,500 family members and friends patiently endured the sun’s Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 5.21.12 — The Huston-Tillotson University Concert Choir, under the direction of Dr. Gloria Quinlan, recently released a recording of popular selections performed throughout the years as well as the first known recording of the alma mater. The University’s alma mater was written by Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 5.11.12 — Two Austin icons received the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (L.H.D.) degree during Huston-Tillotson University’s Commencement Convocation held Saturday, May 5, 2012.  President Larry L. Earvin awarded the honorary doctorate degree to Terry S. Smith and James R. Wilson. Smith is Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 4.16.12 — Social entrepreneur and investor Philip Berber will render Huston-Tillotson University’s Commencement address on Saturday, May 5 at 8:30 a.m. during the convocation on the campus at 900 Chicon Street. In addition to the conferring of degrees for the 2012 graduates, HT’s Read More »

3.12.12 Linking Institutional Policies to Student Success (LIPSS), seeks to determine whether – and which – institutional policies might be leveraged to improve college student persistence and graduation rates at colleges and universities. College and university administrators have long struggled to implement institutional policies that Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 2.21.12 — Larry L. Earvin, Ph.D., entering his twelfth year as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Huston-Tillotson University, was recently elected Vice Chair of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Board of Trustees. Colleges and universities in the Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 2.13.12 — Noted historian and author, Dr. Charles Robinson, will be the featured speaker at Huston-Tillotson University’s Ninth Annual W.E.B. DuBois Lecture, scheduled on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. on the campus in the Agard-Lovinggood Auditorium.  He will speak on the topic, “‘The Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 1.23.12 — Huston-Tillotson University’s Ninth Annual President’s Mankind Assisting Students Kindle Educational Dreams (MASKED) Gala, scheduled on Saturday, March 3, 2012, features Grammy-nominated artist Kenny Lattimore.  In addition, the recipient of the inaugural community service award will be announced during the black-tie affair with Read More »

TIN, Texas) 12.22.11 — Huston-Tillotson University faculty, staff, and students mourn the passing of student Fatima Barrie who died at 9:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011.  Barrie, a junior track athlete and biology major from Katy, Texas, was hospitalized and experienced severe trauma as a Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 12.7.11 —  Huston-Tillotson University faculty, staff, and students are holding prayer vigils during this holiday season for one of their students.  Junior Fatima Barrie from Katy, Texas, is hospitalized and experiencing severe trauma as a result of a stabbing incident that occurred in Read More »

Nov. 26, 2011 — Sixteen teams will take their crack at winning the 53rd annual trophy in the 2011 NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship at the final site in Orange Beach, Ala. Since the tournament went to its current 16-team, single-elimination format in 1999, there Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 10.28.11 — Huston-Tillotson students are among 80 college and university students in the Central Texas area scheduled to engage in service learning projects as part of the Texas Campus Compact Students in Service initiative. Participating students earn stipends in exchange for partaking in service Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 10.13.11 — The commemoration of two higher education institutions will be honored during Huston-Tillotson University’s four-day Charter celebration Oct. 27-30, 2011, that will focus on health and wellness. The two colleges—Tillotson College, founded by what is now the United Church of Christ, and Read More »

 (AUSTIN, Texas)  10.3.11 — The Educational Testing Service (ETS) regional conference will be held on the Huston-Tillotson University campus Sunday through Monday, October 16-17, 2011.  The theme for this year’s conference is “Improving Student Achievement and Teaching Quality.”  Leading experts from their respective fields will Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) — Twelve years of consecutive enrollment increases combined with the reintroduction of the Bachelor of Arts in Communication highlight the start of the Fall 2011 Huston-Tillotson University semester.  The record enrollment of 904 students reflects the University’s highest enrollment since the 1952 merger. The Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 8.15.11 — Huston-Tillotson University officials express grief at the passing of Dr.  William Astor Kirk, former professor of government, who died on Friday, August 12, 2011. Kirk, a frequent Central Texas visitor, had returned to Austin in May 2011 as the special guest Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 8.3.11 — Huston-Tillotson University officials are deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. John Quill Taylor King. He served as president of Huston-Tillotson College (now University) from 1965 to 1988, making him the longest serving president.  He joined the Huston-Tillotson faculty as an Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 8.1.11 — Huston-Tillotson University officials today announced the unveiling of the new logo and redesigned www.htu.edu site.  The logo clarifies the University’s distinct Austin, Texas, location and 1875 founding placed next to the most noted campus landmark—the bell tower.  The words, highlighted in Read More »

Reducing total municipal waste by more than 80% and other green efforts resulted in recognition for Huston-Tillotson University from the National Wildlife Federation. The University was awarded for its sustainability efforts and commitment to creating a campus community that focuses on recycling, energy conservation, and Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 4.14.10 — The Huston-Tillotson University Board of Trustees extended the services of President and Chief Executive Officer Larry L. Earvin, Ph.D. until June 30, 2015, at the 2010 annual meeting. In addition, board members elected The Honorable Albert Hawkins to a three-year term Read More »

Huston-Tillotson University Designated as a Tobacco-Free Campus  (AUSTIN, Texas) 4.1.11 — President Larry L. Earvin announced today that Huston-Tillotson University is officially a tobacco-free campus.  “We are the first institution of higher education in Central Texas to go tobacco-free, and the first Historically Black College or University Read More »