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Huston-Tillotson University President and CEO Melva K. Wallace and Husband Featured on ESG News at the New York Stock Exchange

New York City, NY – January 5, 2024 – Huston-Tillotson University President and CEO Melva K. Wallace was recently featured on ESG News with Matt Bird, a prominent show that is broadcast from the iconic New York Stock Exchange. The exclusive interview, which was held on Tuesday, December 19, showcased Dr. Wallace alongside her husband Dr. DL Wallace, CEO of Success Training Institute, a two-time ed-tech company of the year and soft skills training company of the year.

The dynamic duo, noted by Matt Bird as the “new power couple of Texas”, discussed critical aspects of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) and highlighted ways in which Huston-Tillotson University (HT), a historically black college, is pioneering innovation in this space. The university is located in Austin, Texas, which is commonly referred to as the “Silicon Valley of the South.” The interview delved into the university’s commitment to addressing the workforce demands of Texas through enhanced and innovative programs such as their environmental justice, soft skills training certification program, and recently launched doula program.

Dr. Melva K. Wallace, recognized in the higher education arena as a leading innovative college president, emphasized the importance of HT’s role in advancing educational initiatives in alignment with ESG principles and its commitment to excellence and innovation, particularly in the context of being a historically black institution, garnered significant attention during the engaging conversation.

Dr. DL Wallace contributed valuable insights into the success and impact of his company’s partnership with HT, which created a platform that supports the university through  The platform provides professional development training to companies, school districts, and non-profit organizations and allows for individuals to receive professional development training in topics such as team building, time management, conflict resolution, adaptability, professionalism and more.  Wallace is a trailblazer in ed-tech and soft skills training and was recently featured on the cover of the November 2023 issue of Money Central Magazine.

Huston-Tillotson University’s presence on ESG News signifies its dedication to promoting sustainable practices, social responsibility, and innovation in higher education. The interview provides a platform for sharing the university’s vision and commitment to meeting the evolving needs of the workforce in the state of Texas.




About Huston-Tillotson University

Huston-Tillotson University, the first institution of higher education in Austin, Texas, has roots dating back to 1875. HT is an independent, church-related, historically black, four-year liberal arts institution located on a 23-acre tree-lined campus near downtown in East Austin. Huston-Tillotson University’s mission is to nurture a legacy of leadership and excellence in education, connecting knowledge, power, passion, and values. The University offers associate and master’s degrees in addition to Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in more than 19 areas of study. Huston-Tillotson University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate and master’s degrees. HT is also an NC-SARA school. For more information, please visit


About Success Training Institute:

Success Training Institute is a global award-winning ed-tech company that delivers high-quality, powerfully effective online soft skills training that accomplishes a singular goal to develop a better business professional. Recognized for its impact on education and professional development, the company continues to set standards in the ever-evolving landscape of technology-driven education. For more information, visit