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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 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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