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(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 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 »

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