2011 TSU Annual Report
2011 Texas Southern University Annual Report
Legends Leaders & 2011 Annual Report WE celebratE a legacy of leadership. For more than eight decades, 85 years to be exact, Texas Southern University has been a training ground for future leaders. Founded on the principle of equality in education, we have far surpassed the expectations set for us in 1927. Since the beginning, great things have taken place at TSU. As a result, our graduates continue to blaze trails in their communites and far beyond. Throughout the years, our students, graduates, academics and alumni have proven that where the seed of equality is planted, excellence will grow. For 85 years, weâ€™ve cultivated great minds that change the world. We are proud of our legacy â€” people who lead. TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY OUR MISSION Texas Southern University is a comprehensive metropolitan university. Building on its legacy as a historically black institution, the University provides academic and research programs that address critical urban issues and prepares an ethnically diverse student population to become a force for positive change in a global society. In order to achieve this mission, Texas Southern University provides: • q uality instruction in a culture of innovative teaching and learning; • b asic and applied research and scholarship that is responsive to community issues; • o pportunities for public service that benefit the community and the world. OUR VISION Texas Southern University will become one of the nation’s preeminent comprehensive, metropolitan universities. We will be recognized by the excellence of our programs, the quality of our instruction, our innovative research and our desire to be a contributing partner to our community, state, nation and world. Dear Friends, Texas Southern possesses a formidable track record of producing both leaders and legends. Thus, as we march proudly into our 85th year, more and more people both here and abroad recognize Texas Southern’s past and present global impact. The year 2011, especially, saw the University begin to break free from the moniker “best kept secret in higher education.” With our SACS accreditation renewed for the next 10 years, the University purposefully engaged in the work of producing the world’s next generation of leaders and legends. Consistent with our primary focus on students, the launch of our Urban Academic Village, a pilot program, made possible through a $2.74 million grant from Houston Endowment, is already yielding impressive results. Moreover, our Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), one of the key components of the SACS reaccreditation process, was initiated to provide the requisite qualitative checks and balances to ensure that our students can compete with the best in the world. In 2011, the University’s legends and leaders in-the-making took full advantage of increased investment in student success services and campus beautification. The University’s proactive steps to bolster institutional savings and fiscal responsibility inspired increased external and internal stakeholder confidence. As a result, Texas Southern received an additional two point increase in our Moody’s Investor Services bond ratings (the fifth in three years). Barbara Jordan once stated, “Do not call for black power or green power. Call for brain power.” In 2011, Texas Southern University called for and invested in “brain power” and received a return on investment that will give us the momentum to achieve even greater things in 2012 and beyond. Sincerely, John M. Rudley DR. SUNNY OHIA Title: Background: Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs; Vice President for Research, Texas Southern University Ohia received his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology and his Master of Science in Pharmacology and Therapeutics from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. His role in the founding of the Thomas F. Freeman Honors College. â€œThe new Honors College shows our emphasis on quality and excellence, and symbolizes our ability to move to the next realm of accomplishment,â€? he says. RECENT Achievement: academics Dedicated to academia, Dr. Sunny E. Ohia views his position at Texas Southern University as an opportunity to conquer greater challenges. With 11 colleges and schools under his watch, he is leading TSU towards excellence. Prior to Texas Southern, Ohia served as dean of the School of Pharmacy at the University of Houston. “The excitement for me is seeing if I can transfer the same success I once had changing the paradigm and dynamics of one college to the university level — overseeing all of the colleges and schools,” he says. As provost and vice president for Academic Affairs as well as vice president for Research at TSU, the many hats that Ohia wears allow him to play an integral role in a variety of areas that define the quality of the student experience. “As provost, I oversee all academic programs involving students, faculty and programs themselves,” Ohia explains. “As vice president of Academic Affairs, I also have oversight responsibility for all the ancillary support services and programs like retention services, the libraries—all areas that support academics.” In addition, Ohia’s role as chief research officer of the University finds him overseeing all direct research programs. For even the most seasoned administrator, these responsiblities may seem overwhelming. But Ohia is driven by his passion for academics and all things pertaining to the intellectual curiosity of our students. To that end, Ohia is insistent that everything at TSU focuses on the students, as reflected by his list of highlights from 2011. “All indexes show that we are successfully moving in the right direction, including the SACS accreditation we have received for the next 10 years, the new strategic plan from the Board of Regents and the Quality Enhancement Plan,” he explains. “The establishment of the Teaching and Learning Excellence Center ensures that our professors stay current in their teaching methodologies.” The importance of the SACS reaccreditation, for Ohia, cannot be overstated. “It’s critical because it says to our peers that TSU has the resources, environment and quality programs to exist as a fully functional university,” he states, adding that he is ready to take the University to the next level. “We want to make sure that what we’re doing is benchmarked with our peers.” Ohia is optimistic about the direction in which TSU is headed. “We’re providing the best education money can buy for the students of the University.” Academic Leaders These leaders in academics help students strive for excellence both on campus and in the community. Bruce Austin Trustee Houston Community College Austin was elected to the HCC Board of Trustees in 1989. He was chairman from 1990 to 1992 and again from 2000 to 2002. In 2006, he served as deputy secretary of the Board. A TSU alumnus, he received his undergraduate and post-graduate degrees from TSU, including his Juris Doctor from Thurgood Marshall School of Law. Shirlette Glover Milton Interim Dean and Associate Professor TSU College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (COPHS) Under the guidance of this TSU Alumna, COPHS graduates are well prepared to lead. With a history of graduating 27% of African American pharmacists in the United States, COPHS continues a legacy of excellence. Carrol Thomas Superintendent Beaumont I.S.D. TSU alumnus Carroll Thomas, Ph.D., served as superintendent of Beaumont I.S.D. from 1996 through 2012. Credited for his longevity and impact on Beaumont I.S.D., he was instrumental in improving their 25 schools, helping it become one of the top districts in the nation. Student Officers: (L-R) Bianca Gonzales, Isis Green (President) Eugene Ansah Maria Taver, London Maclin Knowledge is Power Texas Southern’s newly established chapter of the nation’s oldest and largest honor society, Phi Eta Sigma, joined 365 chapters of Phi Eta Sigma chartered on college campuses across the country. Inspired by the past and dedicated to the future, the mission of Phi Eta Kappa is to encourage and reward academic excellence among freshmen in institutions of higher learning. The group of inductees consisted of freshmen who were selected for membership in the organization based on a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale. Texas Southern University’s online programs continue to gain momentum. With more than 350 students enrolled in the online eMPA and eMBA programs, the Barbara Jordan -Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs and Jesse H. Jones School of Business continue to offer flexible graduate programs. In August, the first class of the eMBA program graduated 54 students. And barely two years since its launch, the eMPA program is already the largest graduate program in the BJ-ML School of Public Affairs. SATELLITE PROGRAMS ARE THRIVING Texas Southern University’s Northwest Houston campus continues to serve a growing population with several degree and certificate programs. And our Administration of Justice program is picking up steam at Wiley College, located in Marshall, Texas. Urban Planning and Environmental Policy The Master’s in Urban Planning and Environmental Policy of the Barbara Jordan–Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University was awarded a seven-year reaccreditation by the Planning Accreditation Board. Teaching Excellence: jane perkyns receives 2011 mccleary award Jane Perkyns, associate professor of music in the College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences, received the 2011 Teaching Excellence Award for her devotion to her students. The McCleary Award is named in honor of Dr. J. Marie McCleary, a former TSU professor of English. five new deans join tsu in 2011 Although the roles of academic deans may vary greatly, these leaders share common ties. As scholarly administrators, academic deans serve and answer to a variety of university constituents. At TSU, our deans are also bonded by another commonality: a commitment to the positive changes currently happening here. In the past year alone, the University has appointed five new deans to join this esteemed contingent. Dean Robert Bullard has rejoined the faculty at Texas Southern University as the dean of the Barbara JordanMickey Leland School of Public Affairs. Named by Newsweek as one of 13 Environmental Leaders of the Century, Bullard published Environmental Health and Racial Equality in the United States: Strategies for Building Just, Sustainable and Livable Communities in April 2011. Lillian B. Poats is now dean of the College of Education. She has served as a professor in the Department of Educational Administration and Foundations and director of certification for the College of Education. Poats earned a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from Purdue University. She also holds a master’s degree in Counseling and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Texas Southern University. Her primary research focus is diversity in education. Dean Ronald Johnson joined the Jesse H. Jones School of Business (JHJ) from the College of Business at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. He is the former president and chief investment officer at Smith Graham & Co. in Houston. As the new dean, Johnson brings his unique blend of experience to the Jesse H. Jones School of Business. Humphrey Regis is dean of the Thomas F. Freeman Honors College, succeeding Thomas F. Freeman, the namesake of the newest college. Earlier this year, the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Honors College, housed on the lower level of the Robert J. Terry Library, symbolized its addition on campus. The mission of the Thomas F. Freeman Honors College is to encourage its students to live productively as citizens of a global era. Danille K. Taylor is now dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences. Before coming to TSU, she was instrumental in the revitalization of the Division of Humanities at Dillard University. In 2011, Taylor led a TSU delegation to confer with Beijing Jiatong University for completion of the TSU COLABS Confucius Institute application. She was also an active participant in a study seminar on the Afro Cuban Women’s Experience at La Casa de las Americas in Havana, Cuba. It Takes a Village UAV Students Find Support and Success With the help of the Houston Endowment, the University received a $2.74 million grant to begin a two-year pilot study — The Urban Academic Village (UAV) — which started in fall 2011. The primary goal of the UAV is to defeat low retention and graduation rates. As part of the program, the 390 freshmen who live in a renovated apartment complex have access to on-site faculty members 24 hours a day. Supplemental work that helps them sharpen their skills combined with the option of taking classes together offers additional academic support. Students also have the opportunity to attend lectures together and venture off campus for field trips. With strength in numbers, graduation becomes a reality for the vast majority of the UAV students. In 2011, 90% percent of Urban Academic Village students continued to the spring semester, compared to 80% of their peers. Seven students of the UAV (above) created a marketplace within the UAV complex last year. Concerned about their peers walking to the corner store late at night, the friends started selling snacks, sodas and chips from their apartment. Pictured above: Javon Artis, Wally Wallis, Jalen Jones, Oliver Smith-Perrin, Jakari Bass, Jerry Ford, Idell McCarthur. Dr. Bobby Wilson Title: Areas of Research: Recent Accolades and Awards: L. Lloyd Woods Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Shell Oil Endowed Chaired Professor of Environmental Toxicology As founding director of TSUâ€™s NASA University Research Center, Wilson has lead a team to investigate the toxicology of the space travel environment using cutting-edge tools, approaches and applications of nanotechnology and genomics. Last year, Wilson was selected as a 2011 Fellow of the American Chemical Society. The Fellows programs honors those who excel in their contributions to the field of chemical sciences. research Growing up in rural Mississippi during the first half of the 21st century, Bobby Wilson understood that educational opportunities are not always equal. But with the support of his family, scholarships and self-motivation, he was able to obtain his doctorate in spite of adversity. Today, he remains committed to making sure that TSU science students are able to see their professional dreams to fruition. Throughout the years, Wilson has developed a reputation for extracting the best from TSU’s brightest. In 1994, he was instrumental in establishing our first Ph.D. program, as well as three additional Ph.D. degree programs between 2002 and 2007. And through the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation – a local consortium of seven Houston-areacolleges and universities — Wilson is steadily increasing the number of African Americans in the STEM professions (science, technology, engineering and math.) “Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to mentor over 70 graduate students in chemistry and 20 graduate students and/or 20 Ph.D. candidates in the Environmental Toxicology program.” This has been no small feat, considering that between 2000 and 2009, more than a third of African American Ph.D. graduates in environmental engineering were once students of Wilson’s. That said, his commitment to his students goes far beyond changing demographics. Wilson also works hard to ensure that TSU students have access to the same science facilities available at major research institutions. He was instrumental in promoting the University’s research agenda and in planning the Texas Southern University Science Center, a $35 million structure with state-of-the-art laboratories, classrooms and computer labs. Despite the accolades Wilson has received, he says that he’s still surprised by the fact that many outside of TSU are taking note of his work. He credits one of his early professors for inspiring him to conduct the work he does today. “Dr. Curtis McDonald, my professor at the University of Alabama, was my undergraduate mentor,” he says. “He gave me the encouragement I needed to pursue a doctorate degree.” Years later, when McDonald moved from Alabama State University to TSU, Wilson decided that he, too, wanted to assist young men and women with their goals for a higher education. “Since obtaining my higher education, it’s been my goal not only to become a scholar and a researcher, but to also assist others in obtaining their own education,” Wilson states. “Fortunately, through scholarships, grants and research, I’ve finally achieved it.” Leaders in Research From students to alumni, these innovators are leading the way in science. Noreen Khan-Mayberry Space Toxicologist for the National Aeronautics & Space Administration at Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Khan-Mayberry received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Xavier University of Louisiana and went on to earn her Master of Science in Biology and Ph.D. in Environmental Toxicology from Texas Southern University. Motolani Arogunjo Candidate, COPHS From Lagos, Nigeria, Arogunjo began the Ph.D. in Pharmacy program at TSU in 2005. He plans to combine his research background and analytical chemistry experience to study drug design/therapy. Sovandara Chea Master’s Candidate, College of Science and Technology (Computer Science) Chea received his B.S. degree with Magna Cum Laude honors in Computer Science in 2009. Currently a graduate student, his research is in the field of wireless technology. students making strides in research Daniel Osakue and Osman Ahmed, students in the Department of Engineering Technology and Department of Computer Science respectively, presented their research on Virtual and Remote Laboratory (VR-Lab) at Texas Undergraduate Research Day at the Capitol. And in our Honors College, students continue to soar, making significant strides in research. Two of their proposals for presentations received acceptances from the National Association of African American Studies and were presented at the organizationâ€™s national conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Rachel Dallas presented on human papillomavirus infection in men. Commuting the Death Sentence: An Alternative for Funding Higher Education, was presented by Jameisha Jones. And a special summer research opportunity allowed biology major Arnecia Flowers the opportunity to conduct research at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She focused on the efficacy of molecules in the treatment of glaucoma. Texas Southern Universityâ€™s High Performance Computing Center was awarded a grant of $220,000 by the National Science Foundation for expanding its research capabilities. The funding will allow a doubling of the present computational resources, lifting TSU to a competitive position in term of capabilities, similar to ones offered at major research institutions. 6 New University Institutes OF RESEARCH Since its inception, Texas Southern University has made significant strides in research, education and service. In the past year alone, six new university-level institutes have been developed: 1 2 3 University Institute for Biomedical and Health Disparities Research University Institute for Business and Human Services University Institute for Computer Networking and Research 4 5 6 University Institute for Education and Legal Studies/Policy University Institute for STEM, Environmental Research and Biotechnology University Institute for Transportation Studies College of Science and Technology professors take off Local Research, National Impact: TSU alumni and professors’ influence change through the National Institute of Health Interim Associate Provost/Associate Vice President of Research and Director, Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, Adebayo Oyekan, was recently awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. The grant, funded last July, will establish a Center for Health Disparities Research in Cardiovascular Diseases and HIV. The grant’s co-invesigator is Assistant Professor of Health and Kinesiology Angela Meashack. As a seven-time recipient of the NIH Director’s Award, Bettie Graham, provides leadership for all of the NIH extramural training programs, especially for the Minority Action Plan. This bold new program aims to increase substantially the number of individuals from underrepresented groups conducting genomic and ethical, legal and social implications research. Graham manages the review of proposed minority action plans from NHGRI grantees, devising new approaches regarding training of underrepresented groups. She received her undergraduate degree from Texas Southern University and a Ph.D. in virology from Baylor College of Medicine. David Oluwokere, professor and department chair in the Department of Engineering Technology, and Alamelu Sundaresan, professor in the Department of Biology, received a $600,000 research grant from the NASA Science and Technology Institute Research Program. Oluwokere will work with NASA researchers in Huntsville, Alabama on structural failure analysis for spacecrafts. Sundaresan will work with research allies at NASA Johnson Space Center and focus on the toxicity of microorganisms in space shuttles. The award will be distributed over three years. TSU Alumna Dr. Bettie Graham OTHER accolades in research Omonike Olaleye, assistant professor of pharmacology, received a $100,000 grant from the R.A. Welch Foundation Chemistry and Biology Collaborative. H-M. Hwang of the College of Science and Technology received a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service for the evaluation of alternative abrasives and sweeping/vacuuming as source control BMPs for load reduction of fine sediment particles and phosphorus in storm water in urban roadways. TRACI DAVIS Title: Background: Assistant Vice President, U.S. Natural Gas Logistics, Barclays Capital After graduating from TSU, Davis worked in the energy sector for 15 years. Her desire to grow within the finance area of the industry prompted her to pursue an Executive M.B.A. through the Jesse H. Jones School of Business. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, Davis was a newly-married, working mother. Despite the hectic pace of parenting, she successfully balanced family life with her academic career. Greatest Achievement: students Traci Davis understands what it means to be a student at TSU — twice over. The August 2011 graduate of the Online Executive MBA program also obtained her Bachelors of Business Administration through the Jesse H. Jones School of Business. In the 1990s, as an undergraduate transfer student, she benefitted from TSU’s smaller class sizes. As a recent graduate student, she appreciates the freedom the eMBA degree affords her. “After coming from a larger university, I viewed Texas Southern as an opportunity to learn in a smaller setting where instructors were more like mentors than simply lecturers,” Davis says. She also appreciated the program’s flexible options that allowed her to remain working while completing her degree. After receiving her B.B.A., she traded the Tiger Walk for life in the corporate world, developing an impressive resume in the process. After realizing that she had 15 years of experience with companies including BP Energy – and a desire to grow professionally — Traci decided that it was time to do more. “I was attracted to the eMBA program mainly because of its energy/finance concentration,” Davis shares. “Given my experience in the energy field, I felt the need to enrich my skill set in order to succeed in such a robust and complex energy climate.” Today, Davis is assistant vice president of U.S. Natural Gas Logistics for Barclays Capital. She credits her parents with inspiring her to grow both personally and professionally. “To me, my parents are TSU legends. They both received their post-graduate degrees from TSU.” Considering her role models, it’s not surprising that Davis maintains a strong work ethic. “The TSU motto is ‘Excellence in Achievement’ and I did not limit that to academics,” Davis says, adding that she honed skills of teamwork, work ethic and leadership while studying here. “I chose to embrace the entire collegiate experience,” she says, encouraging current students to follow suit. “It is often the intangible skills that set you apart from the pack.” From Students to Leaders Meet three graduates of Texas Southern University who have paved the way for students of business. Frazier Wilson Vice President Shell Oil Company Foundation Manager U.S. Social Investment Holding an MBA and Ph.D. in Education from TSU, Wilson uses his dedication to education and entrepreneurship to develop Shell’s corporate strategy in the community. Diedra Fontaine Director Diversity & Inclusion United Airlines Fontaine began her career with United Airlines in 1990. She now manages the airline’s important diversity initiatives—enhancing sales in key niche markets. Gerald Smith Chairman & CEO Smith Graham & Co. Investment Advisors, L.P. Smith founded one of the nation’s largest minority-owned institutional investment managers over 20 years ago. His company’s mission is to provide superior investment management services. Something to Sing About From the TSU Choir to individual accomplishments, our students of music had a stellar year. Name: Randy Kelly Degree: M.A. in Music Hometown: Franklin, Louisiana Accomplishment: The recent graduate’s band, Chubby Carrier and Bayou Swamp Band, was awarded a Grammy for best Zydeco Album. Name: Latasha Redin Major: Music Hometown: Killeen, Texas Accomplishment: Represented TSU in “105 Voices of History” – an annual concert featuring HBCU students from across the U.S., where she also received a Student Leadership Award and scholarship. In the spring of 2011, the Texas Southern University Choir toured the Washington DC/Metro area. TSU Students Broaden horizons Through Summer Internships Journalism majors Kenneth Ware and Dwayne Adams spent the summer of 2011 as interns for the Houston Chronicle. While there, they gained valuable experience copy-editing, fact-checking and generating story ideas. Many other students also participated in summer internships in 2011, with placements Kenneth Ware at companies including: BP Oil, BMC Software, City of Houston, Ernst & Young, First Investors, Goldman Sachs, Houston Dynamo, Morgan Stanley, Reliant Energy, and Wells Fargo. StudentS ON A MISSION NASA Center for Biology and Environmental Research Scholar Sherin Raju (pictured right) presented her project and initiatives during the Third Annual Technical Review of the TSU Center for Bio-Nanotechnology and Environmental Research. And Du Luu, a fourth year student of the College of Parmacy and Health Sciences, recently returned from a medical mission to Vietnam. This mission trip was organized by Our Lady of Lavang Church and Hope Initiative to provide medical screenings to poor areas of Vietnam. A NATURAL BORN LEADER Shekira Dennis As president of the TSU Student Government Association, this Political Science major is well on her way to becoming legendary. Q: What inspired you to become involved with SGA? A: As a student I realized early on that I am the biggest stakeholder at TSU. For that reason, Iâ€™ve always had a vested interest in the condition of my university. I recognized that I was a competent and worthy student leader here on campus, and I have always had a natural inclination to contribute. After my service as the president of the Political Science Club, I knew I had the confidence to serve in a higher capacity at TSU. SGA has enhanced my leadership skills in so many different aspects. It is the influence and the scope of the student body that has always kept me engaged in its purpose. We have a continued commitment to every student that aspires to pursue their education here. It has been a great privilege to serve as the 64th SGA president of this illustrious University. Q: What were some of the SGA highlights from 2011? A: A few of the highlights inlude: the 2011 Congressional Black Caucus, the 2011 American Student Government Association, and the 2011 City of Houston Candidates Forum. We also enhanced student and administration relations and cultivated a wealth of external and internal relationships (City of Houston, U.S. Congress, Adopt-a-Block, Tabitha Foundation). My administration produced a comprehensive parking platform that dramatically decreased parking rates for our student constituency. Q: What are your future aspirations? A: I aspire to become the CEO of my own political consulting firm. In addition to that, I would like to attend law school, practice contract law and eventually lobby for equal funding for HBCUs and PBIs across the nation. During our 2011 Founders Day celebration, the president of South Africa, Jacob G. Zuma, was granted a honorary doctoral degree in humane letters. He also announced a new educational partnership with CAMAC International and Texas Southern University which will support South African students of business at TSU. Law Students Exceed Expectations The Thurgood Marshall School of Law achieved its third best first-time July Texas Bar passage rates in 2011. The current bar passage rates are very likely to continue to satisfy the independent ABA bar pass accreditation standard. The law school also launched a bid to become a member of the American Association of Law Schools. TIGERS TAKING OVER There were several Tigers who stood out last year, in both softball and track and field. Yesenia Torres was named the 2011 SWAC Softball Player of the Year by vote of the leagues head coaches and directors. The senior from Edinburgh, Texas was also named Newcomer of the Year. And in Track and Field, Junior Sheldon Wilkinson of Spanish Town, Jamaica was named 2011 SWAC Outdoor 110m hurdles champion. Senior Selena Fudge, a senior from Miami, Florida was named 2011 SWAC Outdoor Triple Jump champion. And Tiger Football had three All-SWAC players: Defensive End Marquis Jackson was first team while running backs Marcus Wright and Martin Gilbert earned second team honors. Omar Strong and Fred Sturdivant captured All-SWAC Second-Team honors in basketball. Yessenia Torress Jylise smith Title: CLASSIFICATION: campus involvement: President â€” NAACP, Texas Southern University Chapter Graduating Senior Jylise was voted Ms. Junior Class Queen, treasurer for Habitat for Humanity, vice president of the International Student Organization, chair for the Spiritual Awareness Committee and co-chair of the Cinema Committee of University Program Council. Sheâ€™s also the chartering secretary of the TSU chapter of Circle Kiwanis International, an international community service organization. campus & community Despite the rigors of academia and an active extra-curricular roster, Jylise Smith finds time to be of service to many — both on and off campus. From serving as a residential assistant for the second consecutive year, to volunteering in the greater TSU community, she’s a student who exemplifies leadership in action. “I see it as an obligation,” Smith says of her community activism. “For me, it’s a lot more than something I do in my spare time.” Smith’s dedication to seeing others succeed goes far beyond helping freshmen and sophomores as a second-year residential assistant. She also volunteers in the Houston community. At least twice a week, she spends time helping children in need through an organization called The Dream Academy, where she is a member of the board. Smith can see her own energy and enthusiasm for giving back to the community becoming contagious among her peers. “Our volunteers are on fire!” she says with a laugh, noting their dedication. She says that with time, the other students’ commitment to helping children thrive has multiplied. “Our mentors have really grown to adore the girls we help,” she shares. In addition to serving on the advisory board of the Dream Academy, Smith also dedicates her time to helping youth in the Houston Downtown Detention Center, an organization focused on keeping young people out of prison. “The goal is to prevent them from becoming involved with the juvenile justice system,” she says. With plans to continue to be of service after she graduates this May, the aspiring attorney notes that her TSU experience has prepared her for a life of leadership and service. “I plan to do this (volunteer) for as long as I live,” she says. “No matter what I am doing, I want to give back because I love helping people.” As she prepares for commencement, Smith is already planning to extend her service efforts to TSU once she leaves the campus. Even as a busy professional, she plans to give time and energy to the University that gave her so much. “Texas Southern has prepared me for life, so I plan to be a very proactive alumna,” she states. “I want be the one who gives the most.” Leading by Example Both locally and nationally, Thurgood Marshall School of Law alumni are making a powerful impact in the community. Harry E. Johnson, Sr. Lawyer and President/CEO Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc. In 2011, Johnson saw a dream to fruition: the unveiling of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Johnson, who received his J.D. from Thurgood Marshall School of Law (TMSL) in 1986, raised more than $120 million in order to complete the project. Josetta Jones Senior Counsel Chevron Corporation Outside of the boardroom, Jones, who graduated from TMSL in 1997, continues to do her part in working towards equality. She is a member of many boards whose mission is to speak up for those who can’t speak for themselves. She also works with Techbridge, a nonprofit that aims to increase the number of girls who pursue STEM professions. Judge Belvin Perry, Jr. Ninth Judicial Circuit Chief Judge State of Florida While some may recognize Perry as the presiding judge over State of Florida v. Casey Marie Anthony, Perry is also active in the community. Through his Sanctioned to Read program, the ’77 TMSL alumnus has been influential in giving juvenile offenders an opportunity to learn under the arm of the court, and hopefully a new start. TSU Honors 2011 HONORS ARTISTS OF TSU Held at Houston’s Wortham Center, this unique fundraising event paid tribute to the Performing and Visual Arts programs at TSU. Through song, dance and live painting, TSU Honors 2011, Portraits of Art: Inspiration Revealed, paid homage to the life and work of artists John Biggers, the founding father of the TSU Art Department and Kermit Oliver, a prolific painter who blazed a trail at home and abroad. For their musical contributions, we honored the late Campbell “Skeets” Tolbert, a legendary jazz musician and composer, as well as Grammy Award-winning artist and TSU alumnus Kirk Whalum. And for their contributions to the stage, we celebrated Ollington Smith, founder of the TSU Department of Theater and Thomas Meloncon, TSU alumnus, professor, playwright, poet and theater director. For eight decades, TSU graduates have distinguished themselves as artistic visionaries who lead. mural restoration project receives brown foundation grant The University received a $100,000 grant from the Brown Foundation in 2011. The grant will aid in the preservation of the Hannah Hall murals, hidden gems on campus that were painted by TSU art majors over seven decades. For the second consecutive year, the TSU Faculty/Staff Campaign exceeded the national average among university employee giving campaigns, with an outstanding 71% participation rate. Spearheaded by the Texas Southern University Office of Development, $121,000 was raised by 881 faculty and staff members in just one month. HONORING A GREAT American Leader In 1966, Barabara Jordan was the first African American woman elected to the Texas Senate. Forty-six years later, Texas Southern University was the backdrop for a historic stamp unveiling. On September 16, Barbara Jordan was recognized as the 34th honoree in the United States Postal Service’s Black Heritage stamp series. Sawyer Auditorium was an ideal location, given Jordan’s connection to TSU: she graduated in 1956, magna cum laude. stronger together: 100 Black Men and 100 Black Women Chapters Inspire Students to Give Back Two campus organizations—the Collegiate 100 Black change is blooming Part of the rennaisance of excellence that is taking place on campus is the improvement of our campus grounds. Lush plants, native to the Houston region are tended to daily, reflecting a rebirth that is currently taking place. Around the perimeter of campus, a new iron fence was installed as well. It stands tall and proud, providing greater safety for students and creates further cohesiveness within. Men and the Collegiate 100 Black Women—have joined forces, working to steer more African American teens and young adults towards a path of intellectual and professional growth. Both campus organizations, started on campus in 2011, participate in various community service activities. They also seek to improve campus retention and graduation rates through mentoring, tutoring and skills development programs for fellow students and students aspiring to attend college. WILLIE ALEXANDER Title: Background: President and Founder of W.J. Alexander & Associates, P.C. Member, TSU Foundation Board Houston residents may recall it was Alexander’s football skills that brought the Montgomery, Alabama native to Houston, after being drafted by the Oilers in 1971. Understandably, Alexander draws parallels between sports and business. “There are highs and lows in business just like pro football. You win or you lose; it’s all about what you put into it. The good thing about business, though, is I don’t have to worry about being hit from the blind side,” he says. donors Many know Willie Alexander as the president and founder of W.J. Alexander & Associates, P.C., a full-service employee benefits consulting and insurance brokerage firm. Others remember when Alexander played football for the Houston Oilers. But to the successful entrepreneur, “doing good” is just as important as “doing well.” With his wife of over 36 years, Carolyn, Alexander is at the forefront of proud and consistent donors to Texas Southern University. Although Alexander was not born in Houston, he makes no bones about where his heart resides. “Houston is our home, and TSU is the city’s flagship HBCU,” states Alexander, himself an HBCU alumus (he graduated from Alcorn State University). “It only makes sense that we would support the homefront.” Alexander’s support has come in a multitude of ways. He has served on the TSU Foundation Board for over five years, an entity tasked with soliciting corporate and personal donors to Texas Southern, where Alexander’s wife earned her Master of Business Administration. The Alexanders have not only encouraged others to contribute to Texas Southern’s overall programming, they have been generous donors themselves. In addition, Alexander, author of the book, Entering the Promised Land, has made himself available to members of the TSU community in various ways to share his sage business advice. He sees running a business as a family affair. He credits his wife with generating new clients and insists that she could easily run a Fortune 500 company, based on her business acumen and savvy she uses to oversee their thriving company. “My wife is my business partner,” he says. “My son is in the business. We work together to make W.J. Alexander & Associates successful. I’m just part of the team.” Despite the rigors of running a successful business, the Alexanders make time to champion the cause of Texas Southern University. “Everyone should give to TSU,” he says, noting that large and small business owners should realize the value of TSU graduates. “Whether you run a mom & pop store or big corporation, graduates of Texas Southern— who come from all over — will undoubtedly become your employees. Real good ones,” he adds. “It make sense to invest in them now.” Leaders by Example Three leaders whose generosity makes success attainable for TSU students Bert Simmons Owner and Operator State Farm Insurance Agency TSU Alumnus Simmons has been giving to his alma mater since 1980, not long after he graduated from TSU. The former president of the TSU National Alumni Association says that he finds personal fulfillment in giving to the school where he got his start. “It has enriched my life,” Simmons says, “because I know that my contributions are helping the University and its deserving students.” Deneen Ford Lieutenant TSU Department of Police After beginning her college education at TSU as an Administration of Justice student in the 1980s, Ford contributes to the President’s Leadership Scholarship (PLS) and feels it is “a great opportunity to contribute to a young person’s education.” Pippa Wiley Principal Farmers Insurance Agency Since 1990, Wiley has built one of the largest Farmers agencies in the country. She became a supporter of Texas Southern University when she learned of the PLS program and liked the idea of supporting a student through college. TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY Net assets may serve over time as a useful indicator of TSU’s financial position. Assets exceed liabilities by $139,954,869.60 as of August 31, 2011. The largest portion of TSU’s net assets is its investment in capital assets at 50%. It is comprised of land, buildings and improvements, equipment, construction in progress and infrastructure, less any debt used to acquire those assets that are still outstanding. TSU uses these capital assets to provide services to citizens; consequently, these assets are not available for future spending. Although TSU’s investment in its capital assets is reported net of related debt, it should be noted that the resources needed to repay this debt must be provided from other sources, since the assets themselves cannot be used to liquidate these liabilities. BALANCE SHEET for fiscal year ended August 31, 2011 ASSETS Cash and Equivalents $ Balance in Appropriations Receivables Investments Net Capital Assets Other Assets Total Assets $ 2011 66,689,524 7,052,458 41,117,430 43,186,293 179,697,084 19,578,665 357,321,454 % o f T o ta l 19% 2% 12% 12% 50% 5% 100% LIABILITIES Payables Deferred Revenue Revenue Bonds General Obligation Bonds Accrued Claims and Judgment Other Liabilities Total Liabilities $ 31,383,234 51,832,396 109,360,522 19,091,785 810,000 4,888,648 217,366,585 14% 24% 50% 9% 0% 2% 100% NET ASSETS $ 139,954,869 Invested in Net Capital Assets 50,524,453 36% Non-Expendable Endowments 33,261,425 24% Other Restricted Assets 12,777,333 9% Unrestricted Assets 43,391,658 31% TOTAL NET ASSETS $ 139,954,869 100% funding CAPITAL ASSETS Major capital asset events during the current year include the following: Construction that is about to commence on the new Leonard Spearman Technology building estimated to cost $31.5 million as the architectural services have almost been concluded. Various building improvements were completed at a cost of of $1,939,573.24 during the year, while various building renovations were added to construction in progress at a total cost of $2,635,585.19. Economic Factors TSU experienced a five percent reduction in state funding and a decrease of $3.5 million in capital appropriations received. Federal grant revenues were 22% ($14 million) less that in FY10 at $47.4 million with the economic recession being the major cause. More detailed information about TSUâ€™s financial position is presented in the Annual Financial Report. REVENUES AND EXPENSES in millions 225 220 215 210 205 200 2011 2010 n Total Revenues n Total Expenses STATEMENT OF SOURCES AND USES for fiscal year ended August 31, 2011 SOURCES Legislative Appropriations $ Tuition and Fees, Net of Discount Gifts, Grants and Contract Revenue Other Sources Total Sources $ 2011 74,061,015 57,967,545 59,806,304 18,697,656 210,532,520 % o f T o ta l 35% 28% 28% 9% 100% USES Salaries and Benefits Operating Expenses Scholarships Non-Operating Expenses Total Uses $ 110,238,836 68,230,466 28,029,175 10,953,031 217,451,508 6,918,988 51% 31% 13% 5% 100% SOURCES OVER USES Beginning Net Assets $ 146,873,857 ENDING NET ASSETS $ 139,954,869 WE THANK YOU. The 2011 Donor Honor Roll highlights the philanthropic gifts* of our alumni and friends. Without them, we could not support the students and programs at Texas Southern University. We are committed to changing lives at TSU. Your gifts help to make that happen. We welcome your continued support and participation in the 2012 Annual Fund campaign that is currently underway. If you wish to make a gift to the University, please do so by going to www.tsu.edu/giving and help make a difference. For more information, please contact the Development Office at 713.313.4276. *Gifts made between September 1, 2010 and August 31, 2011 $1,000,000 and Above Houston Endowment Scholarship America Spencer, Joe A., Jr. Sprint Nextel TSUNAA US Coast Guard USCG Recruiting Command Whalum, Kirk W. $500,000 to $749,999 Comcast $100,000 to $249,999 CAMAC International Corp. Prevost, Walter & Leona and the Diamond Club $1,000 to $4,999 A Rocket Moving & Storage, Inc. Accurate Clinical Research, Inc. Acevedo, Reynaldo Adair, Wendy AL & H Custom Homes, LLC ALC Holdings Alexander, W. J. Allen Boone Humphries Robinson, LLP Allen Health Care, Inc. ALW Entertainment, Inc. American Electric Power Anheuser Busch Associates Anonymous Architechtural Floors Atmos Energy Corporation Bestassets, Inc. Sodexo, Inc. & Affiliates State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company Tom Joyner Foundation, Inc. TXU Energy Walgreens Cooper Industries Foundation Crawford & Hattie Jackson Foundation Houston Arts Alliance Houston TSCPA Foundation Knox, James T. Maroon & Grey Club Mechia Foundation Nascimento, Cesar National Oilwell Varco Palacios, Ricardo Pippa Wiley Insurance Agency Rammeâ€™s Ropa USADA, Inc. Salinas, Ricardo Bill Dickey Scholarship Association Boyd, Joseph BPZ Holdings, Inc. Bridges, Sallie Brown, Dick Brucettes Bryant, Samuel L. Burgess, Linda Callaghan, Karen Cardinal Health Celgene Corporation Challenge Office Products, Inc. Chevron Pipeline Company $50,000 to $99,999 Corporation for Public Broadcasting University of Houston College Technology $25,000 to $49,999 BP Corporation North America, Inc. Chevron Products Company PennState $10,000 to $24,999 Anderson, Ricky Andrews Kurth, LLP Anonymous C.E. Briggs, Sr. & Sons Citgo Petroleum Corporation Coleman, Garnet Continental Airlines Craven, Moritz and Judith CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Divas World Production, Inc. Exxon Mobil GTECH Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc. Marine Insurance Seminar, Inc. McConnell & Jones, LLP Smith, Graham & Co. Investment Advisors, LLP $5,000 to $9,999 Altria Client Services AT&T Services, Inc. Blackridge Center for Car Donations Centerpoint Energy Service Company, LLC donor honor roll Chism, Daniel City Connections Networking Fair Clarkson Aerospace CLE - Office of External Affairs Club Riddims, Inc. Commemorative Air Force, Inc. Wings Over Houston Airshow Corestaff Support Services, Inc. Cornerball Sports Consulting Cox, Betty Criner, Oscar Da Camera Dawning Years Academy Dillard, Aaron L. Douglas, Hobert Douglas, James Dutton, Harold V., Jr. Easter, Latanya Allen Encore Bank Entertainment Services, LLC Epstein Becker Green Wickliff & Hall FabEnCo. Inc. Fain, Constance Family Funeral Home FEI Scholarship Foundation Feldman, Stuart Few, Jason B. and Arvia Fiesta Mart, Inc. Flowers, Joseph K. Floyd, Willie Grant Ford, Deneen Foy Management, Inc. Francis, Pamela E. Fred Regaldo Bail Bonds Friedkin Business Services Garcia, Quintanilla and Palacios Garza, Baldemar Gastroenterology Associates of Texas PA Gauthia, Delilah Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church Giddings, Helen Gonzalez Palacios, LLP Great American Life Insurance Company Greater Houston Business Ethics Roundtable, Inc. Green, Larry V. Greenberg Traurig Griffith, Chris Grimes, Florida F. Gulfgate H&R Tree Farm Hayes, Robert and Barbara E. Heart Home Health Care Herrington, Theophilus Hilton Furniture & Leather Gallery Inc. Hobby Family Foundation Holley, Dannye Holman Street Baptist Church Houston Ebony Music Society, Inc. Houston Livestock Show Houston Symphony Hughey, Andrew Hurd, Melvin, Jr. ING Financial Partners Interfaith Charities Jackson Walker, LLP Jackson, Craig Johnson, Rick Jones, Robert A. K&L Gates, LLP Kubosh, Paul A. Taylor Langley, Edna M. Lee, Herbert S. Legislative Black Caucus Research Lilly Grove M.B.C. Lincoln Financial Advisors LMI/HHI, Ltd. Luedicke, Anthony Lynn Marshall Capital Management Group McClelland, Charles McCoy, Walter McGriff, Manuel McShan, Jim McWilliams & Associates, Inc. Melissa Rivera DDS Menil Foundation, Inc. MetLife Resources Microconstants, Inc. Midtown Legal-MIBH Miller Theatre Advisory Miller, Marian Molina, Juan R. Morales, Oswaldo Moron, Federico E. Mueller-Friebel, Catherine NACDS Foundation Nashco Music, Inc. New Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church Newman, Janis Nguyen, V. Y. Nixon, Christoper A. North American Entertainment Group, Inc. Ohia, Sunny and Ekanem Oncor Electric Delivery Company, LLC Onochie, Phillip C. Palacios Family Palacios Frances, Nicolas, Jr. Palacios, Taribio Patrick, Gregg John Patterson Industries, LLC Pearson Education Royalty Accounting Planet Dodge Port of Houston Authority of Harris County, Texas Price, Byron Quattro-M Firm, Inc. Ramirez, Rene Reyes, George Rodriguez, Orlando Rogers, Matthew and Angela Ross, Elvin P., III Rudley, John Rusty Hardin & Associates Salwen, Richard E. Sanchez, Margil Saunders, William Schatte, Andrew A. Second Baptist Church Shadow Creek Cosmetic Dentistry Shell Oil Company Foundation Matching Gifts Silver Eagles Distributors Simmons, Bert Singleton, Deborah Duckett Smart Financial Smith, Prudence Snowden, LaRence Society for Performing Arts South Script Healthcare, Inc. South Texas College of Law South Texas Kidney Specialist Spivey, Jimmy St. Maryâ€™s of the Purification Catholic Church St. Nicholas Foundation Stoneridge Physical Rehabilitation Center Sungard Higher Education Managed Services, Inc. Taylor, Ernestine Thrash Tekoa Charter School, Inc. WE THANK YOU. $1,000 to $4,999 (continued) Temple, Arthur, III Texas Association of Counties (TAC) Texas Black Expo, Inc. Texas Southern University Ex-Students Association (Dallas Chapter) The Bonner Law Firm, P.C. The Breakfast Klub, Inc. The Martel Group TIX, Inc. TSU- College of Science & Technology Faculty/Staff TSUNAA - San Antonio Alumni Chapter University of Houston Valdez, Sergio Valic Western National Villarreal, Calistro Wada, Rakiya I. Wade, Ka-Ron Y. Wal-Mart Walter Fisher & Associates Ward, James Wasan, Ellen K. Watkins, Ulysses W., Jr. Weil, Gosthal & Manges, LLP Wesley A.M.E. Church Wilcox Pharmacy Wilson, Derrick Wonakee N. Billingslea Yellow Wood Production Ygriega Energy Company, Inc. Barclay, Cynthia Barish, Howard P. Bell, Gerald, Jr. Bell, James Bennett, Donna F. Bilton, Dwayne Bloom, Collette M. Bond, Donald Briscoe, Jackie Brown, Earnest L., Jr. Brown, Henry H. Cantu, Richard A. Capelo Law Firm Capers, Willie CCD Ventures Center for African American Military History/Buffalo Soldiers Nat’l Museum Christy, Jewell Clark, Bernard Clarkson Systems & Analysis, Inc. Clements, William, III Coca Cola North America Coker, Abiola Cole, Johnnie Comeaux, Sherry Conquest Educational Services Cooper, Henry Covenant Community Capital Cox/Praida Law Firm Crump, Edythe T. Crump, John Cummings, Jay Daniels, Nancy U. Derouin, Donald Dickerson, A. Mechelle Discovery Green Conservancy Divine Destination Travel Dixon, Angela L. Dorsey Dental Group Dozier, Karla C. DuMond, James, Jr. Dunlop, Desiree D. Edwards, Josephine Edwards, Marsha Falls, Mark S. First Unitarian Universalist Church Flores, Ricardo Flores-Quezada, Joel Ford, James Fostering Stars L&R Center Frazier, Marisa Fred M. Bosse, P.C. Friedman, Robert Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Galveston Pilots for Good Government, PAC Garcia, Albert and Dolly L. Garcia & Martinez, LLP Garcia, Elizabeth M. Garza, Robert Goins, Rolisha Goldsberry, Ryan Gospel Music Heritage Month Foundation Green, Monica Green, Willie Grooves Restaurant of Houston, LLC Guerra, Armando Gutierrez, Hiram Hall, Donald Harris, Michael R. Harvey, Shelia D. Haynes, Elouise Helfman, Alan Herbert Charles Heritage Life Center Hickman, Eugene, Sr. High Steppers Dance Troupe, LLC Hillcrest Scholarship Fund HOB Entertainment, Inc. Hofmeister, John D. Hollins Home Builders Horany, Carol Houston Area Alliance of Black School Educators Houston Auxilaries Houston Minority Supplier Development Council Hull, Ron Ideal Smiles Ingram, Charles A. Insurance Corner Jarvis Law Firm Jazz Education, Inc. Jefferson, Howard E. Joel Sequeira Drug Delivery Consulting Inc. Johnson, Aquarius T. Johnson, Shari L. Jones Memorial United Methodist Church JP Morgan Chase Kashmere Pharmacy Keith Gardner, CPA, PLLC Kidd, William B. King Leo’s 2011, LLC Lawson, Audrey H. Lawson, W.A. Leal, Ernest Leonard, Golda Anne Leonard, Golden Lett, Willie Long Law Firm Lopez, Jose A., Sr. Lowe, Clarice P. Macias, Carlos Maddox, Gregory Mancias, Fernando G. Mayberry Homes, Inc. McKamie, Reginald E., Sr. McNeill, Sharon E. Medina, Raul Medina, Ruben Metoyer-Williams, Evelyn Metropolitan Dallas Alumna Chapter - Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Mitchell, Sheri Moody, Brandon Moody, Warren H., Jr. Mosbacher, Kathryn $500 to $999 In & Out Investments, LLC 360 Degrees Advertising Agency A Freeman Production A Polished Shoe Abrams, Jeff Acres Homes Multi-Serv Center Community Advisory Committee, Inc. African American National Spelling Bee Championships, Inc. A’Lon Realty Co. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. XI Eta Lambda Chapter Anderson Bridge Management, LLC Anonymous Anosike, Oliver C. Antioch M.B.C Aseh, Abraham J. Autospec, Inc. donor honor roll Bailey, Lorenzo Baker, David Baptist Ministers Association Baron, Bill Barrs, Jacqueline Barwick, Carol Batie, Clarence Battaglia, Frank J. Beard, Bonnie L. Bell, Della Bell, Edward C. Bell, Tomaro M. Benford, Cedric D. Bergeron, Alan Mt. Olive Baptist Church National Public Media New Hope Community Church of Houston, Inc. New Life Tabernacle Chuch of God in Christ Norfleet, Joyce Pan, Qisheng Peoples Trust Pho, Victoria B. Pink Hospitality Group, LLC Play, Audrey Podkulski, Dan Portal Entertainment, LLC Posh, LLC Potter, Charles Pouncy, Alonzo Prater, Robert L. Prescod, Paula R. Prevost Healthcare Enterprises, Inc. Rabb, Corliss Ratliff, Joe Robinson, Frank Rose, Marilyn Rozadrian Productions Russell, June R. Ryland, Ed Scott & White Healthcare Short Stop Pharmacy Smith, Ann and DeMorris Smith, Chad J. South Union Baptist Church Southeast Texas Conference CME Church Stevens, Gina Stroud, Margaret Superville, Claude Texas A&M Research Foundation Texas AFL-CIO The Fountain of Praise Church The Guess Group, Inc. The White Law Firm Timothy Webb, P.C. Trevino, Rene A. TSHP Research & Education Foundation TSUNAA Washington DC Chapter UBA Pharmacy Valic Financial Advisors, Inc. Wagner, Andre Walker Entertainment Group Walter, Mary Warehouse Rack Web Pro Travell Wells, Cameron S. Wilson, Bobby Womack, Gerald W. Wright-Peavy Holdings, LLC Xiong, Quanbo Ybarra, Eric C. Yerby, Monroe M. Young, Lorugene Zipprich, John L., II Blueridge Baptist Church, Inc Booty, Woarzell BPH Billiton Matched Giving Program Briggs, Kenneth Brookman, Johnny R. Brousard, Shannon Brown-Guillory, Elizabeth Bryant, Judy Burney & Foreman Bynam, Susan Cambrice, Christine Carter & Company P.C. Cato, William J. Chatman, Beatrice Cheung, Lily Cline, Nell Sadler Cochran, Connie COGIC/TX. S. Central (Church of God in Christ) Coswell, Anthony Cox, James H. Craig Presley, Inc. Crossroads Productions Curtis-Jones, Tammye Dalia M. Groh Insurance Agency Daniel, Bessis Dickens, Brian Dollar Bill Promotions Donald, Clayton P. Donovan, Jeffrey L. Douglas L. Williams Chapter Dove, Cornell Dugas, Gerald Dupre, Brian Duruigbo, Emeka Ealy, Johnson Paula Eaton, Angie T. Ecung, Garfield F. Ekeh, John J. El Paso Corporation Ellisor, John Emenaha, Ifeyinwa Epps, Howard Erickson, Paul Estes, Flora G. Eugere, Edward Evans, Barbara Faulkner, Roosevelt Fisher, Dwalah Floyd, Clarence E. Fontaine, Terrence H. Fontenot, Rickie Ford, Robert Foreman, Belinda Fort Dearborn Life Insurance Co. Foster, Anita Roland Frazier, Johnnie Fugate, Jeane Fuller, Charles Furlough, Shawn L. Galloway, Caroline Mims Genesis Group Gibaldi, Milo Giles, Lonzo Goode, Karl Anthony Gordon, Phillip, Sr. Grant, B. Grant, Willie D. Greater Macedonia Baptist Church Green, Charles Green, Judge, Jr. Green, Patrick H. Greene, Helen Greenleaf, Duinna F. Grossberg, Mark Gutierrez, Valerie Hackett, Tokay Hall, Duraese Hankins, William L. Harper, David Harris, Michael Hart, V.A. Harvey, Tony Heckler, Chabli Henry, Charles Herman, Michael Lance Hernadez, Ana Hogans and Middleton Computer Services Honore, Arthur Hubbard, Edward G., Jr. Hubbard, Raymond D. Jackson, Annie M. $250 to $499 Abobo, C. Voke Abodo, Cyril Adams, Leroy Ademola, Remi AFLAC Airhia, Bosede Akin-Deko, Badillo & Puig Allen Owen Election Fund Anadu-Ndeto, Uche Anderson, Linus, Jr. Anonymous Atkins, Debra L. Austin, Darryl “Babe” Schwartz, A.R. donor honor roll Roy, Alvin J. Rudley, Docia Ruffin, Beverly Russell, Johnson Sacred Hope Funeral Home Sadberry, Lonnie Saenz, Antonio Sandford & Kuhl Schmidt Ingrid 3919 Scott Street, Inc. Shivachar, Amruthesh Simmons, Canary Singleton, Thomas W. Smith, Leddie Smith, Louis E. Smith, Patricia Smith, Toni Southern 7 Entertainment Southern Dialect Music Spearman, Decarlous Square, Marilynn Sultan, Rabeea Texada, Oâ€™Neal Texas Guaranteed Thanars, Don M. Thomas, George Thomas, R.L. Thornhill, Otis M. Thurston, Paul Eugene Tillman, Hugh Todayâ€™s Management Consultants TPJ Bearing Services, LLC TSU - College of Education Walker, May Ella Washington, Joseph, Jr. Washington, Lydia Watts, Shirley Webber, Dyan Wei, Bo Wells-Broughton, Yolanda Wendimagegnehu, Elias Wilkins, Odell, Jr. Williams, Ashlee Williams, Gregory Williams, Johnny B. Williams, Mark A. Williams, Monica G. Williams, Ursula Wilson, Charles W. Xie, Huan Yu, Lei Zucha, Jason $250 to $499 (continued) Jackson, Dwight D. Jackson, Erica James, Andrew B. James, Bonnie Jenkins, Eva R. Jenkins, LaChanda Jenkins, Willie Frank III Johnson, Edna Simpson Johnson, Harry E., Sr. Johnson, Manson B. Jones, Nolan E. Jones, Velma W. Kenneth King Dental Center Kirkpatrick, Rod Krause, Claude A. KTSU Recording Studio Lancaster, James Landry, Dianne Lazard, Pamela A. Le, Mydung T. Lee, Eui Lee, Herman Lee, Ollie D. Lee, Sheila Lewis, Carol Liang, Dong Ligons, Claudette Locke, Gene L. Lucas, Keith M.U.I Services, L.L.C Maclayton, Darego Opunabo J. Mallory, A.O. Marathon Oil Company Marquez, Marisa Marshall, David Maspero, Thomas J. Mathews, C.V Mathur, Sondip K. Matiru, Rhoda McCluskey, Scott McKinney, Dianne Lavette M Mehta, Chander Menejo Records Milton, Shirlette A. Glover Mohan, Mario Monroe, Arthur Morgan, Cheryl Mouton, Virgie Najieb, Najla Ndefo, Uche Anadu Nealy, William Nehs, Robert Nelson, Robert S. New Life Temple Church Inc. Newsom, B. Eugene Ngwolo & Banks, PLLC Nicholas, Arita Noellert, Chris Norman, Joseph North Tulsa Tennis Association Okafor, Kingsley C. Okeke, Osaie Olaleye, Omonike A. Oliver, Carolyne Oliver, Jeanette ONLY, INC. DBA The Medicine Shoppe Osemene, Nyang N. Oyekan, Adebayo Palacios, Criselda Parker, Annise D. Patti Rollins Property Management Perkins, Arthur Val Perkins, Carlton Petty-Owens, Aurelia PG & E Corporation Foundation Poon, Oiyeeivy C. Putcha, Mallik S. Ramesh, G. Ramirez, Eduardo Randle, Thomas Ranganna, Kasturi Rector, Billy Regis, Humphrey Reynolds, Jonita W. Richardson, Lee Van Robins, Thurman Robinson, Machris G. Robinson, Sammie Rodriguez-Betancourt, Renee Rogers, Regina J. Rollins, Patricia The generosity of our donors is always appreciated. Gifts received after September 1, 2011 will be listed in the next annual report. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our donor list. If you feel that your name or gift has been inaccurately reported, please contact the Office of Development at 713.313.4276 to request a change. Board of Regents Glen O. Lewis Chairman Dionicio Flores Second Vice Chair Richard Salwen Secretary Marilyn Rose Gary Bledsoe Samuel Bryant Richard C. Holland Richard Knight, Jr. Curtistene McCowan Steven R. Champion Student Regent Officers of Administration John M. Rudley President Sunny E. Ohia Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research Jim McShan Vice President for Administration and Finance Wendy H. Adair Vice President for University Advancement James M. Douglas Vice President for Government Relations and Community Affairs William T. Saunders Vice President for Student Services and Dean of Students Andrew Hughey General Counsel Charles McClelland Director of Athletics Janis Newman Presidentâ€™s Chief of Staff Officers of Instructional Administration Elizabeth Brown-Guillory Associate Provost Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Adebayo Oyekan Interim Associate Provost Associate Vice President for Research Betty Cox Interim Associate Provost Associate Vice President for Student Academic Enhancement Services Gregory Maddox Dean The Graduate School Dannye Holley Dean Thurgood Marshall School of Law Humphrey Regis Dean Thomas F. 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