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HT President Announces Plans to Retire from the University; Search for Replacement Commences

Larry L Earvin(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 is a historically black institution with a heritage in Austin that dates back to 1875.  Dr. Earvin has served the University as its 5th President since July 1, 2000.  During this time, Dr. Earvin had an enormous impact on the school, raising it from a College to a University in 2005, nearly doubling enrollment from 500 to 973, and more than doubling the school’s endowment from $5 Million to over $11 Million.

Mr. Albert Hawkins, Chair of the Board of Trustees of HT University reflected on the upcoming transition:  “Dr. Earvin has served the HT community with exceptional vision, leadership, and integrity.  The Board of Trustees greatly appreciates his years of service and commitment to the University and its students.”

Mr. Hawkins has announced the establishment of a Presidential Search Committee to lead the effort to appoint the 6th President.  The Search Committee will be chaired by the Treasurer of the HT Board of Trustees, Mr. Trennis Jones, and will be comprised of Trustees and others representing the faculty, administration, staff, students, alumni, and the Austin community.

The Committee will undertake a nationwide search for the candidate who best exemplifies Huston-Tillotson’s mission to provide opportunities to a diverse population for academic achievement with an emphasis on academic excellence, spiritual and ethical development, civic engagement, and leadership in a nurturing environment.

For updates on the progress of our search, please visit our website at


 Media affiliates may contact Trennis Jones, 512.633.1794