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Indeed, Inc. Executives Visit Austin’s first and only historically Black University

HT students discussed how Indeed, Inc. can better connect students to potential employers

Austin, TX – As part of its annual senior leadership retreat agenda, the executive team of Indeed, Inc. recently visited the campus of Huston-Tillotson University (HT), Austin’s first and only historically Black University.

According to Chris Hyams, CEO of Indeed, Inc. and a member of the HT Board of Trustees, the team always connects with key partners and/or industry leaders in the community during their annual leadership retreats.

During their campus visit, Indeed executives received valuable suggestions as to how the students consider their career paths, job searches, and how the company can better connect potential employees and employers during a student-faculty panel discussion that was moderated by Dr. Amanda Masino, HT professor of biology and chair of the faculty senate.

The two-hour campus visit also included a campus tour, informal meetings with members of the university’s faculty, staff and executive team and a dinner that included entertainment by the HT President’s Jazz Collective.

“We were honored to have the leadership team of Indeed, Inc., visit our campus and discuss ways to strengthen the pathways to successful careers for HT students,” said Karen Magid, chief of staff and one of the organizers of the tour. “Although President Melva Wallace was away on university business, she took the opportunity to greet them via Zoom,” she added.



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.



Vickie Jackson