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President Larry L. Earvin, Ph.D. Receives the SACSCOC Highest Award

Larry L Earvin(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 as Huston-Tillotson University’s President and Chief Executive Officer, was recognized for his exceptional leadership and distinguished service in the higher education arena. His credentials surfaced from among the more than 800 SACSCOC member institutions.

During his HT term, Earvin placed the University in the national spotlight with his board and chair appointments, award-winning campus building renovations, enrollment increases, faculty recognitions, student initiatives, and Community Health and Wellness Center vision.  He was elected chair of the SACSCOC Board of Trustees for 2013-2014 term, becoming the second African American to hold the top position. Earvin previously served on the Executive Council as vice chair, responsible for the interpretation of Commission policies and procedures. He was also elected to the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Board of Directors and the Amistad Research Center Board of Directors. Within The United Methodist Church, with which Huston-Tillotson University is affiliated, he serves as chair of the Commission on Black Colleges of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM), chair of the Council of Presidents, a board member of the Committee on Planning and Implementation of the National Association of Schools and Colleges (NASCUMC), and as a member of the University Senate.  He serves as a board member of Educational and Institutional Insurance Administrators (EIIA), American Council on Education (ACE), the National Association for Equal Opportunities in Higher Education (NAFEO), the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and the United Negro College Fund (UNCF).

 Earvin’s HT retirement is June 30, 2015.