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From the Dean of Student Affairs
Yvonne Ortiz-Prince

If you are a first-year student, you will very quickly grow to love this place… if you are a continuing or returning student, you already do! Why? …because your college experience will make you a different person, inside and out. Even if you are a new student who commutes from home daily, attending Huston-Tillotson University will affect your life in such a way that your attitude and thinking will change. Of course, your family and friends will still recognize you, but you instantly sense that you are a different person, a better person, and a person with new and expanded opportunities to succeed. Huston-Tillotson University is here to facilitate that success.

In support of the academic mission, the Division of Student Affairs is deeply committed to cultivating leaders and providing activities that enhance learning inside and outside of the classroom. Leadership requires a foundation of building character and practicing sound decision-making. Involvement requires that you engage in what HT has to offer and serve our communities. At HT, we are here to facilitate that success. Campus Life staff will assist you with developing your leadership potential. Professional counselors, academic advisors, and the Campus Nurse will assist you with personal, academic, and physical concerns. The Residence Life staff will help you to adapt to your new University home. Campus food services and Religious Life will nourish your physical and spiritual hunger.

Your coming to Huston-Tillotson University signals that you have already begun a wonderful transformation. As Dean of the Division of Student Affairs, please allow us to assist you to fully enjoy the trip as you embark upon this new and exciting journey.

Congratulations on your selecting Huston-Tillotson University, the oldest institution of higher education in Austin.

Dean Yvonne Ortiz-Prince
Dean of Student Affairs

Mission Statement

Student Affairs mission is to empower student persistence to graduation by promoting holistic growth, inspiring intellectual curiosity, and encouraging responsible and healthy behaviors in a safe and affirming environment towards a life of personal and professional service.

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