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Austin, Texas – April 5, 2024 – The HT Certified ReLaunch Madness Party marked a triumphant celebration of student achievement and the culmination of HT’s initiative to promote career readiness through its free soft skills training platform, HT Certified. The event was an electrifying affair, Read More »

Courtesy of Texas Rangers Communications ARLINGTON, Texas — The 2023 World Series Champion Texas Rangers are embarking on its first-ever HBCU Trophy Tour, bringing Rangers and Major League Baseball representatives to three of Texas’ Historically Black Colleges and Universities with the Commissioner’s Trophy in tow. The Read More »

Austin, Texas – February 8, 2024 – Huston-Tillotson University, the first higher education institute in Austin, proudly announces its annual Boots ‘N Bling Benefit, an event that combines elegance, excitement, and purpose-driven networking. This year’s extravaganza promises an unforgettable experience for attendees, featuring the Zydeco Read More »

Austin, Texas – February 6, 2024 – An innovational soft skills training platform designed to enhance a person’s career readiness competencies, increase productivity, and boost morale is now available for the Huston-Tillotson University family and its stakeholders. HT Certified is a soft skills training platform Read More »

  Austin, Texas – January 5, 2024 – Huston-Tillotson University (HT) officials are thrilled to announce the highly anticipated Boots ’N Bling Benefit, scheduled for Friday, March 1, 2024, from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Fair Market.  Expanding Horizons, Connecting Communities: In a groundbreaking Read More »

“The Partnership will be funded by a grant from Apple, Inc.” Austin, Texas – January 5, 2024 – Statistics show that nationwide, there is a grave shortage of African-American male teachers in minority-serving public schools. During a recent panel discussion hosted the by the Virginia Read More »

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 Read More »

  “HT students can receive guaranteed admission to graduate-level healthcare programs at Arkansas Colleges of Health Education”   Austin, TX – November 30, 2023 – Dr. Christopher Smith, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Arkansas Colleges of Health Education (ACHE) (left) and Huston-Tillotson University Read More »

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 Read More »

Huston-Tillotson University Experiences Record Enrollment For Fall 2023 Increase reflects more male students than female students Austin, Texas – Huston-Tillotson University (HT) is thrilled to announce its highest enrollment of first-time freshman students in nine years. This historic milestone reflects a total of 361 new students, Read More »

Huston-Tillotson launches two new online degree programs for fall 2023 Classes are currently being held for the associate’s degree in liberal arts and the bachelor’s in business administration   Austin, Texas – Huston-Tillotson University (HT) is pleased to announce the launching of HT Online, which includes Read More »

LOCAL H.B.C.U. OFFERS AUSTIN’S ONLY MUSIC BUSINESS EDUCATION PROGRAM AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS AND WORKING PROFESSIONALS, WITH ENROLLMENT OPEN NOW New Six-Week Certificate Program Designed By For The Students, Offers In-Person Instruction From Multi-Platinum-Selling Music Manager Philip Payne C3 Presents Also Signs On As Corporate Program Partner, Offering Potential Internship Opportunities For Local Graduates Read More »

MEDIA ADVISORY: PRESS CONFERENCE Huston-Tillotson University to Announce New Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and New Athletic Staff Former Assistant Athletic Director and Head Men’s Basketball Coach promoted to AD, two new coaches hired WHEN: Tuesday, September 19, 2023 11:00 a.m. WHERE: Huston-Tillotson University Downs-Jones Library ABOUT: Read More »

Special Beginnings expands with HT’s new Boldly B.L.U.E. grant to train doulas and develop midwife and lactation curriculums, business acumen, research network AUSTIN, Texas (Sept. 14, 2023) – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) and Huston-Tillotson University (HT), a historically Black college or Read More »

MEDIA ADVISORY: PRESS CONFERENCE Huston-Tillotson University and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) to announce collaboration aimed at culturally-aligned health care and improving Texas maternal, infant health outcomes Special Beginnings expands with HT’s new Boldly B.L.U.E. grant to train doulas and develop midwife Read More »

Austin, Texas – Nearly 200 students, scholars, researchers, faculty members and practitioners from around the globe virtually attended the International Conference on Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Education (STEME) hosted by Huston-Tillotson University (HT). The five-day event, which ran from August 7-11, drew participants, not only Read More »

  Austin, Texas – As Melva Wallace, President and Chief Executive Officer at Huston-Tillotson University, contemplates the upcoming event commemorating the 60th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s delivery of his historic “I Have a Dream” speech, she is engrossed by the powerful words Read More »

  Austin, Texas – Huston-Tillotson University (HT) received a $10k check from C3 Presents, an Austin-based concert promotion, event production and artist management company, which will be used to help launch its new music business certification program. Beginning this fall semester, HT will offer the Read More »

Austin, Texas – For the ninety-four prospective incoming freshmen who attend I.D.E.A.L. Summer Academy at Huston-Tillotson University (HT), the transition to college life this fall is sure to be smooth and without the hiccups that many other freshmen will face. The six-week program, which is Read More »

Austin, TX – May 11, 2023 – Huston-Tillotson University’s Jazz Collective is proud to announce their participation in the 2023 Austin City Limits Music Festival. HT’s Jazz Collective will be part of Weekend Two at ACL and will perform on Saturday, October 14, 2023. The Read More »

AUSTIN, Texas – May 10, 2023 – The Casoro Group Education Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Austin-based multifamily real estate investment firm Casoro Group, today announced the establishment of the Casoro Group Education Foundation Real Estate Scholars Program created in partnership with Huston-Tillotson University, a Historically Black University Read More »

Austin, Texas – Huston-Tillotson University is pleased to announce its upcoming Commencement Convocation, Honors Convocation, and Reunion Weekend 2023. Commencement Convocation will take place on Saturday, May 6, at 10 a.m. at Shoreline Church North, located at 15201 Burnet Road in Austin, Texas. This year’s Read More »

AUSTIN, Texas – Huston-Tillotson University, the first institution of higher learning in Austin, is proud to announce the appointment of Indeed CEO Chris Hyams and Catellus President Greg Weaver to its Board of Trustees. The new trustees, who officially joined on Saturday, April 22, 2023, Read More »

Austin, Texas – Huston-Tillotson University (HT) announces the retirement of Dr. Gloria Quinlan after years of service to the University’s Department of Humanities and Fine Arts. Dr. Quinlan, a native of Houston, Texas, has been a Professor of Music, Voice/Choral, and Director of the Huston-Tillotson Read More »

Austin, Texas – Huston-Tillotson University (HT) is proud to announce the retirement of Dr. Rosalee R. Martin, Professor of Sociology, after serving the University for 50 years. Dr. Martin’s impact on the University community and the field of sociology has been profound and will continue Read More »

AUSTIN, Texas – Students and lawmakers will gather at the Texas State Capitol on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, at 8:30 a.m. to announce the formation of the Texas HBCU Legislative Caucus. Led by HBCU students and Representative Ron Reynolds, the Caucus is dedicated to excellence Read More »

AUSTIN, Texas – 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, at the Dickey-Lawless Building on the campus of Huston-Tillotson University, Raasin in the Sun in collaboration with Huston-Tillotson University, and Mural Arts Philadelphia, is hosting the unveiling and ribbon cutting ceremony for “Harvesting Hope” by Candy Read More »

AUSTIN, Texas – Using the intersection of research and journalism to successfully impact communities, reconciling politics with health issues, and making healthcare equitable for women, especially women of color, was the topic of discussion during the Carver Science Club seminar held recently at Huston-Tillotson University Read More »

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – The Huston-Tillotson (HT) University Jazz Orchestra is set to showcase their musical talents at the 2nd Annual Louis Armstrong HBCU Jazz Competition in Nashville, Tennessee, on Saturday, April 15. Held on the Tennessee State University campus, the competition hosted by Ronald Carter Read More »

Austin, TX – With the end of the academic year quickly approaching, most university faculty members are looking forward to their much-deserved three-month vacation. But for one local professor, there is still so much to do before she can even begin thinking about taking a break. Jennine Read More »

NEW YORK CITY, NY – On Sunday, April 9, 2023, nineteen members of the Huston-Tillotson University (HT) Concert Choir and Director, Dr. Gloria Quinlan debuted at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Their April 9th appearance featured accompaniment by the world-renowned New England Symphonic Ensemble and Read More »

Texas HBCU Conference YEAR TWO at Huston-Tillotson University, March 31-April 1, 2023 Conference Description America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) were born at a time during Reconstruction largely after the Civil War and the end of slavery when civic capacity rooted in community institutions Read More »

AUSTIN, Texas – This Friday and Saturday (March 31 – April 1), Huston-Tillotson University (HT) will host the 2nd Annual Texas HBCU Conference. This historic event brings Texas HBCUs together with supporters and lawmakers at the state capital to celebrate achievements and chart a path Read More »

AUSTIN, Texas – When three-time-Grammy Award winning Hip-Hop artist Tip T.I. Harris comes to the Huston-Tillotson campus on Thursday, March 23rd, It won’t be in concert; instead, he will be there to donate tablets to the students. The high-acclaimed music mogul will be accompanied by Read More »

AUSTIN, Texas – With a nod to Women’s History Month and as a special way of paying homage to the all-female leadership of Huston-Tillotson University (HT), President and CEO, Melva K. Williams, decided to hold her upcoming inauguration during the week of March 19 – Read More »

This past February, Ms. magazine published Dr. Rosa Mino’s Op-Ed, “Finding Joy Again: New Mothers Need Postpartum Mental Health Help.” Dr. Mino is an Assistant Professor of Biology in Huston-Tillotson University’s Department of Natural Sciences. Read on to hear more about Dr. Mino’s academic journey to Huston-Tillotson Read More »

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, May 2, 2023, Melva K. Williams, Ph.D., president of Huston-Tillotson University (HT) was named a designated member of the American Council on Education (ACE) Board of Directors. Williams was formally named during ACE’s business meeting conducted via a webinar with Read More »

AUSTIN, Texas – Huston-Tillotson University (HT) is announcing it has received a $150,000 grant from Bank of America for its Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CEI) Training Program. CEI’s Training Program will provide high quality business and economic development assistance to existing small businesses, as Read More »

We look forward to your attendance on Sunday, Dec. 4th at 6 p.m. in the King-Seabrook Chapel on the Huston-Tillotson University campus, located at 900 Chicon Street. Parking is available at no charge in the lot on Chalmers Avenue.  Walk through the campus gates to Read More »

AUSTIN, TX – September 15, 2022 – Huston-Tillotson University (HT) and Texas Lutheran University (TLU) announced on Wednesday, September 14, they have established a partnership to provide a direct path for HT kinesiology students to pursue a Master of Athletic Training (MAT) at TLU. The Read More »

Austin, Texas (8.11.22) – Following a national search, the Huston-Tillotson University Board of Trustees today announced Melva K. Williams, Ph.D. as the institution’s seventh president and chief executive officer, effective August 15, 2022.  Williams brings to HT her vast higher education experience as an innovative Read More »

AUSTIN, Texas – The entire Huston-Tillotson University campus was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places, the official listing of the nation’s places most worthy of preservation. Established in 1875, Huston-Tillotson University is Austin’s oldest institution of higher learning, only Historically Black College Read More »

AUSTIN, Texas – Huston-Tillotson University (HT) will host its 2022 Commencement Convocation this Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 9 a.m. The ceremony will be held on the historic campus, located at 900 Chicon Street. Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D., of the 12th Congressional District of Read More »

AUSTIN, Texas – On Friday, April 22, the “2022 Louis Gregory Symposium on Race Unity” will be held in the King-Seabrook Chapel from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the historic Huston-Tillotson University campus, located at 900 Chicon Street. This year’s symposium marks the 102nd Read More »

AUSTIN, Texas – Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D., of the 12th Congressional District of North Carolina will deliver the commencement address at Huston-Tillotson University’s 2022 Commencement Convocation on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at 9 a.m. The ceremony will be held on the beautiful Huston-Tillotson University Read More »

AUSTIN, Texas – This Friday and Saturday (April 1-2), Huston-Tillotson University will host the Inaugural Texas HBCU Conference. This historic event brings Texas HBCUs together with supporters and lawmakers at the state capital to celebrate achievements and chart a path forward. The theme of this Read More »

AUSTIN, Texas – Huston-Tillotson University is one of only 20 HBCUs selected for the groundbreaking HBCU Transformation Project. Launched by the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), UNCF (United Negro College Fund), and Partnership for Education Advancement, the HBCU Transformation Project aspires to drive tangible, long-term Read More »

Huston-Tillotson University mourns the loss of Dr. Kathy Schwab, Professor of Biology, who passed away on May 29th. Dr. Schwab joined the Biology faculty as a Professor in 1981. She served as Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences for 17 years, then as Chair Read More »

TEXAS, April 30, 2021 – Over the past year, the Minneapolis–Saint Paul, Minnesota (Twin Cities) region has experienced several senseless tragedies and unprecedented levels of political and civil unrest. In direct response, three Texas Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have partnered to create the Read More »

AUSTIN, Texas — Dr. Monique Carroll is the newest member of the Austin Sports Commission. Dr. Carroll was approved by a majority vote to serve as a member-at-large of the Austin Sports Commissions Board of Directors. As a board member, Dr. Carroll will help ensure Read More »

AUSTIN, Texas — The Congregational Church of Austin, United Church of Christ recently announced their commitment to provide financial support for Huston-Tillotson University (HT) student, Kennedy Fears. Fears, a Junior political science major from Dallas, Texas was selected as a Research Assistant Intern in support Read More »

11 am Thursday Chapel Hour @ The Davage-Durden Student Union Read More »

Huston-Tillotson University becomes a community center for Coding and Creativity, in Collaboration with Apple and Tennessee State University. Huston-Tillotson University, Austin’s oldest institution of higher learning and only Historical Black College and University, will help bring workforce development opportunities to students and the broader Central Texas Read More »

Huston-Tillotson University, Austin’s oldest institution of higher learning and only Historical Black College and University (HBCU) officially welcomes Tesla, Inc. to Austin, Texas! Huston-Tillotson University (HT) truly believes that Tesla’s new Gigafactory will undeniably transform our Austin community and impact so many of our lives Read More »

Dr. Kimberly D. Russaw to Speak During Huston-Tillotson University’s Twelfth Annual Bishop E.T. Dixon Lecture ‘What Shall We Tell our Sons and our Daughters?’ AUSTIN, TX (11.29.17) – Dr. Kimberly D. Russaw will address “What Shall We Tell our Sons and our Daughters?” during the Read More »

AUSTIN, TX (1.4.18) – A memorial service for Dr. Joseph T. McMillan, Jr., President Emeritus of Huston-Tillotson University, will be held Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at 11 a.m. on the campus at 900 Chicon Street in King-Seabrook Chapel. Dr. McMillan served as President and Chief Read More »

On May 6, 2017, Huston-Tillotson University graduated its largest class in it’s 141-year history. Congratulations to the 199 members of the Class of 2017.  Click here to view the full Commencement Convocation photo album.    Read More »

(AUSTIN, TX) 7.1.16 — Huston-Tillotson University was named the winner in the small-campus category of the College Sports Sustainability Makeover Contest at the Green Sports Alliance Summit held recently in Houston. The contest is designed to highlight college athletics’ unique and powerful impact on community Read More »

(AUSTIN, TX) 9.13.16 — Huston-Tillotson University President and Chief Executive Officer Colette Pierce Burnette Pierce signed a Transfer Pathways Compact Collaborative Agreement today with the five Alamo Colleges, affirming guided success for students in this region. “This agreement increases the clarity of courses required; reduces Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 8.19.16 — Linda Y. Jackson has been named Huston-Tillotson University’s Senior Development Officer. For the past 18 years, Jackson has served the University in a public relations capacity, responsible for advancing the overall mission of the University by promoting the achievements, successes, and Read More »

Net-Zero Hero: CarShandra Hollins Aug 15, 2016 – 10:36 am CDT I am helping Austin achieve Net-Zero by helping my University go green!  Austin is green and we all want to keep it that way! As a community, we’re committed to reaching the target of Read More »

(AUSTIN, TX) 8.15.16 — Eleven Huston-Tillotson University students have completed independent research projects during the summer as part of the STEM Research Scholars Program.  The science, technology, engineering, and mathematics scholars in the program conduct hands-on research while they train with faculty mentors at HT Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 7.25.16 —Approximately 110 students from Central Texas middle and high schools will showcase their mathematics and science applications learned during Huston-Tillotson University’s Austin Pre-Freshman Engineering Program (AusPrEP).  Student accomplishments during the seven-week program will be recognized and highlighted at the closing ceremony on Read More »

Huston-Tillotson University officials announced and showcased nine HP EliteBook 6930p’s and one HP EliteBook 8530p from BAE Systems to add to the Downs-Jones Library equipment resources for campus wide use. Pictured left to right are BAE Systems employees Jason Terry, Raul Pineda, Phelix Houston and Read More »

(AUSTIN, TX) 6.24.16 — Huston-Tillotson University officials have signed an agreement with The California Community Colleges, the largest system of higher education in the nation composed of 72 districts and 113 colleges serving 2.1 million students per year, to enroll students interested in furthering their Read More »

(AUSTIN) 6.6.16 — The Texas Association of African American Chambers of Commerce (TAAACC) and Huston-Tillotson University recently joined forces to create and host the TAAACC Policy Breakfast series. Designed to broaden understanding of the development of public policy, especially those policies that regulate key Texas Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 5.23.16 — Psi Chi, the psychology international honor society, is proud to announce the addition of the Huston-Tillotson University Psi Chi Chapter. Charter members Dominique T. Jones, Cubeian Price-Williams, Allen Wright, Monaye Turner, Erissa Burris, Cean Longstreet, Rachel Rodriguez, Angela Glover, and Kiara Read More »

(AUSTIN, TX) 5.16.16 — Huston-Tillotson University President and Chief Executive Officer Colette Pierce Burnette signed the Second Nature Climate Commitment, reconfirming the University’s carbon commitment and adding resiliency to the pledge (formally known as the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment). The pledge also Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 9.12.16 — Huston-Tillotson University has been awarded a $492,528 grant from the Department of the Army, Technology Integration and Outreach Division, in response to the Department of Defense (DoD) Research and Education Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions Equipment/Instrumentation Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 5.10.16 —  Huston-Tillotson University’s 2016 Commencement Convocation was completed this past weekend with historical significance. Master’s degrees were conferred for the first time; the 189 graduates represented the largest graduating class to date, including 17 W.E.B. DuBois Honors Scholars; and President and Chief Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 3.23.16 — Austin, Texas Mayor Steve Adler will render the Huston-Tillotson University Commencement Convocation address on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. The ceremony will held on the Huston-Tillotson University athletic field, located at 900 Chicon Street.  Mayor Adler became Austin’s 52nd Read More »

(AUSTIN, TX) 4.27.16 — Huston-Tillotson University was selected as one of the 30 recipients for UNCF’s new Career Pathways Initiative (CPI) planning grants, made possible by Lilly Endowment Inc.’s $50 million commitment to help students gain the knowledge, preparation, insight and skills needed for meaningful Read More »

Family of Tillotson College Graduate Donates Historic Collection and Memorabilia to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture  Onie B. Granville recognized as the founder of the first  African American-owned and operated bank in the West (AUSTIN, Texas) 3.24.16  —  Onie B. Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 3.15.16 — Two days of engagement, brainstorming, and computer programming resulted in the V for Vendetta team of Cydnei Mathis and Osahumen Aghasomwan creating the winning mobile application at the Huston-Tillotson University Second Annual <div> hackathon. Mathis, a 10th grader at Eastside Memorial Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 2.20.16 — It is with pleasure that we announce the appointment of Dr. Archie W. Vanderpuye as Huston-Tillotson University’s Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.  “Dr. Vanderpuye has a proven record of student success that reflects the University’s student centric focus,” said Read More »

  (AUSTIN, Texas) 2.8.16 — Joseph Reese, representing Huston-Tillotson University as the campus King, added another jewel to his crown and earned a place in history when he captured the national 2016-2017 Mr. HBCU title this past weekend.  Reese is the first HT student to Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) — Herbert R. Marbury will address church relevancy through the message “What’s Going On? The Black Church and the New Culture Wars: Contesting Black Lives in the Obama Era” during the Tenth Annual Huston-Tillotson University Bishop E.T. Dixon Lecture.  The Lecture will be Read More »

  Congratulations Huston-Tillotson University Professor Shawanda Stewart (pictured left) and Dr. Brian Stone, who have been awarded a highly competitive research grant ($5,600) by the Research Initiative of the National Council of Teachers of English/College Conference on Composition and Communication (NCTE/CCCC) for their project, “Critical Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 1.19.16 — The Huston-Tillotson University Sandra Joy Anderson Community Health and Wellness Center, located at 1705 East 11th Street on the corner of 11th and Chalmers Avenue, opened today.  The Center hours will be Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Read More »

Huston-Tillotson University Students Travel to Paris for the Climate Change Conference (AUSTIN, Texas) 11.25.15 — Huston-Tillotson University Green is the New Black™ (GITNB) students Brittany D. Foley (right) and Elvia Hernandez (left) will join Historically Black College and University (HBCU) students, attending the United Nations Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 11.12.15 — “Wheels Up” Huston-Tillotson University were the words conveyed by President and Chief Executive Officer Colette Pierce Burnette during a Saturday investiture service.  The Huston-Tillotson University Board of Trustees announced Pierce Burnette as the institution’s sixth President and Chief Executive Officer, effective Read More »

Huston-Tillotson University to Celebrate 140-Year Anniversary  with Insights from Local Alumni and the Founder’s Great-Great Grandson During the Charter Day Convocation  (AUSTIN, Texas) 9.28.15 — Huston-Tillotson University will celebrate 140 years of providing access to higher education during the Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, Charter Day Read More »

AUSTIN, TX 10.12.15 — Huston-Tillotson University was recognized recently for its commitment to diversity at the Sixteenth National Role Models Conference, sponsored by Minority Access, Incorporated.  One of the most prestigious conferences of its kind in the country, the gathering addresses issues of diversity and Read More »

    “We will build a vision together as a campus.” Huston-Tillotson University Board of Trustees announced Colette Pierce Burnette as the institution’s sixth President and Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1, 2015.  Pierce Burnette becomes the first female president of the merged Huston-Tillotson University Read More »

Huston-Tillotson University Installs 736 Solar Panels to Support Sustainability Efforts HT is the first private historically black university to power usable electricity from solar panels AUSTIN, TX 9.30.15 —  Three Huston-Tillotson University buildings— Allen-Frazier Residence Hall, Beard-Burrowes Residence Hall, and Downs-Jones Library—will function with a Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 9.24.15 — Huston-Tillotson University has been awarded a significant grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support its Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) efforts. The NSF’s Historically Black College and University Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) awarded HT’s Natural Sciences Department $398,330 over Read More »

Huston-Tillotson University Celebrates International Day of Peace and Hispanic Heritage Month  (AUSTIN, Texas) 9.14.15 — Texas Poet Laureate Carmen Tafolla and author Octavio Quintanilla will dialogue with students as part of the Huston-Tillotson University Hispanic Heritage Month celebration.  The community is invited to attend the Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 8.10.15 — Prospective students interested in enrolling at Huston-Tillotson University for the Fall 2015 semester have one final opportunity before the start of the classes.  Fall 2015 registration is scheduled Wednesday through Friday, August 19-21, 2015, on the campus, located at 900 Chicon Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 6.29.15 — Huston-Tillotson University achieved another historical milestone when it became the first college or university in Central Texas and the first Historically Black College and University in Texas to go tobacco-free in 2011.  Now, the campus community has strengthened its policy by Read More »

BOSTON, MA (7.27.15) — Second Nature, a national nonprofit that works to proactively build a sustainable and positive global future by working with leadership networks in higher education, announced Huston-Tillotson University among the finalists for its sixth annual Climate Leadership Awards. The awards are a Read More »

  Learn from the past, live in the present, and embrace the future.         Austin Dallas Houston San Antonio 900 Chicon Street 4501 S. Marsalis Avenue 6 E. Greenway Plaza 508 Center Street Austin, TX 78702 Dallas, TX 75216 Houston, TX 77046 San Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 7.23.15 — Huston-Tillotson University (HT) is pleased to announce another major step in the development and implementation of the Sandra Joy Anderson Community Health and Wellness Center (CHWC).  HT President Colette Pierce Burnette recently named Dominique R. Bowman as Director of Community Engagement Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 6.18.15— Huston-Tillotson University President and Chief Executive Officer Larry L. Earvin, Ph.D., completed one of his final goals before retirement when he joined community leaders for a groundbreaking ceremony.  Existing buildings were removed and the grounds prepared for the Sandra Joy Anderson Community Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 8.1.14 — Following its founding legacy, Huston-Tillotson University, established as a “normal school” to train teachers, will offer its first master’s degree in educational leadership with the principal certification. The program, housed within the College of Arts and Sciences under the Educator Preparation Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 6.1.15 — The Tom Joyner Foundation has partnered with Huston-Tillotson University to provide scholarships for HT students seeking careers as Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) in an effort to increase the number of STEM teachers in Texas. Through this partnership, Austin Community College, Read More »