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(AUSTIN-Texas) 11.19.12 — Huston-Tillotson University faculty, staff, and students mourn the passing of sophomore kinesiology major Rolando “Roly” Ruiz, Jr. who died on Friday, November 16, 2012.  Ruiz, from Eagle Pass, Texas, made an impact on the faculty that he encountered and was a member Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 11.7.12 — Community leader, political activist, businesswoman, and alumna Bertha Sadler Means was named Huston-Tillotson University’s Decennial President’s Mankind Assisting Students Kindle Educational Dreams (MASKED) Gala honorary chair. The black-tie affair is scheduled for Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the Sheraton Austin Hotel Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 10.29.12 —Jasmine Cormier and Casey Rodriguez were crowned Miss and Mr. Huston-Tillotson University for the 2012-2013 academic year. A coronation, introducing them to the greater Central Texas community, will be held on Friday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. in King-Seabrook Chapel.  Cormier is Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) —  National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) officials announced that Huston-Tillotson University’s intercollegiate athletic program has earned the 2011-2012 NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Institution Award.  The Champions of Character award places the University among an elite group of institutions that demonstrate the Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 10.1.12 — Huston-Tillotson University officials today announce a new Adult Degree Program (ADP) designed for working adults to secure the Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration or Criminal Justice.  The University’s new initiative includes a highly focused adult degree program supported by Read More »

U.S. Department of EducationOffice of Communications & Outreach, Press Office400 Maryland Ave., S.W.Washington, D.C. 20202 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Sept. 18, 2012 CONTACT:Press Office, (202) 401-1576 or Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in 19 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands will Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 9.18.12 — J. Alex Simpson has been named Huston-Tillotson University’s Director of Development. Simpson, a native of Virginia, recently served as a member of both the Radford University and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) advancement teams as Director of Annual Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 3.11.13 — The community is invited to the reopening of Huston-Tillotson University’s Downs-Jones Library and the opening of a new Communication Center, scheduled on Friday, March 22, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. on the campus at 900 Chicon Street. Features in the 16,000 square-foot, Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 8.6.12 — Residence hall move in for first-year Huston-Tillotson University students is scheduled on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, from 7 a.m. to noon for those who have not completed the registration process.  Students who completed registration during the summer may move into the Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 7.23.12 —  Approximately 135 minority students from Central Texas middle and high schools challenged themselves this summer by mastering math and science applications that also included robotic applications during Huston-Tillotson University’s Austin Pre-Freshman Engineering Program (AusPrEP).  Student accomplishments during the seven-week program will Read More »

(Austin, Texas) 5.25.12 —The Huston-Tillotson University 2011-2012 academic year culminated with the conferring of degrees during Commencement Convocation held Saturday, May 5, 2012, for the largest graduating class   under President Larry L. Earvin’s administration. More than 2,500 family members and friends patiently endured the sun’s Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 5.21.12 — The Huston-Tillotson University Concert Choir, under the direction of Dr. Gloria Quinlan, recently released a recording of popular selections performed throughout the years as well as the first known recording of the alma mater. The University’s alma mater was written by Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 5.11.12 — Two Austin icons received the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (L.H.D.) degree during Huston-Tillotson University’s Commencement Convocation held Saturday, May 5, 2012.  President Larry L. Earvin awarded the honorary doctorate degree to Terry S. Smith and James R. Wilson. Smith is Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 4.16.12 — Social entrepreneur and investor Philip Berber will render Huston-Tillotson University’s Commencement address on Saturday, May 5 at 8:30 a.m. during the convocation on the campus at 900 Chicon Street. In addition to the conferring of degrees for the 2012 graduates, HT’s Read More »

3.12.12 Linking Institutional Policies to Student Success (LIPSS), seeks to determine whether – and which – institutional policies might be leveraged to improve college student persistence and graduation rates at colleges and universities. College and university administrators have long struggled to implement institutional policies that Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 2.21.12 — Larry L. Earvin, Ph.D., entering his twelfth year as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Huston-Tillotson University, was recently elected Vice Chair of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Board of Trustees. Colleges and universities in the Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 2.13.12 — Noted historian and author, Dr. Charles Robinson, will be the featured speaker at Huston-Tillotson University’s Ninth Annual W.E.B. DuBois Lecture, scheduled on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. on the campus in the Agard-Lovinggood Auditorium.  He will speak on the topic, “‘The Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 1.23.12 — Huston-Tillotson University’s Ninth Annual President’s Mankind Assisting Students Kindle Educational Dreams (MASKED) Gala, scheduled on Saturday, March 3, 2012, features Grammy-nominated artist Kenny Lattimore.  In addition, the recipient of the inaugural community service award will be announced during the black-tie affair with Read More »

TIN, Texas) 12.22.11 — Huston-Tillotson University faculty, staff, and students mourn the passing of student Fatima Barrie who died at 9:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011.  Barrie, a junior track athlete and biology major from Katy, Texas, was hospitalized and experienced severe trauma as a Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 12.7.11 —  Huston-Tillotson University faculty, staff, and students are holding prayer vigils during this holiday season for one of their students.  Junior Fatima Barrie from Katy, Texas, is hospitalized and experiencing severe trauma as a result of a stabbing incident that occurred in Read More »

Nov. 26, 2011 — Sixteen teams will take their crack at winning the 53rd annual trophy in the 2011 NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship at the final site in Orange Beach, Ala. Since the tournament went to its current 16-team, single-elimination format in 1999, there Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 10.28.11 — Huston-Tillotson students are among 80 college and university students in the Central Texas area scheduled to engage in service learning projects as part of the Texas Campus Compact Students in Service initiative. Participating students earn stipends in exchange for partaking in service Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 10.13.11 — The commemoration of two higher education institutions will be honored during Huston-Tillotson University’s four-day Charter celebration Oct. 27-30, 2011, that will focus on health and wellness. The two colleges—Tillotson College, founded by what is now the United Church of Christ, and Read More »

 (AUSTIN, Texas)  10.3.11 — The Educational Testing Service (ETS) regional conference will be held on the Huston-Tillotson University campus Sunday through Monday, October 16-17, 2011.  The theme for this year’s conference is “Improving Student Achievement and Teaching Quality.”  Leading experts from their respective fields will Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) — Twelve years of consecutive enrollment increases combined with the reintroduction of the Bachelor of Arts in Communication highlight the start of the Fall 2011 Huston-Tillotson University semester.  The record enrollment of 904 students reflects the University’s highest enrollment since the 1952 merger. The Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 8.15.11 — Huston-Tillotson University officials express grief at the passing of Dr.  William Astor Kirk, former professor of government, who died on Friday, August 12, 2011. Kirk, a frequent Central Texas visitor, had returned to Austin in May 2011 as the special guest Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 8.3.11 — Huston-Tillotson University officials are deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. John Quill Taylor King. He served as president of Huston-Tillotson College (now University) from 1965 to 1988, making him the longest serving president.  He joined the Huston-Tillotson faculty as an Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 8.1.11 — Huston-Tillotson University officials today announced the unveiling of the new logo and redesigned site.  The logo clarifies the University’s distinct Austin, Texas, location and 1875 founding placed next to the most noted campus landmark—the bell tower.  The words, highlighted in Read More »

Reducing total municipal waste by more than 80% and other green efforts resulted in recognition for Huston-Tillotson University from the National Wildlife Federation. The University was awarded for its sustainability efforts and commitment to creating a campus community that focuses on recycling, energy conservation, and Read More »

(AUSTIN, Texas) 4.14.10 — The Huston-Tillotson University Board of Trustees extended the services of President and Chief Executive Officer Larry L. Earvin, Ph.D. until June 30, 2015, at the 2010 annual meeting. In addition, board members elected The Honorable Albert Hawkins to a three-year term Read More »

Huston-Tillotson University Designated as a Tobacco-Free Campus  (AUSTIN, Texas) 4.1.11 — President Larry L. Earvin announced today that Huston-Tillotson University is officially a tobacco-free campus.  “We are the first institution of higher education in Central Texas to go tobacco-free, and the first Historically Black College or University Read More »