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:
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.
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
intellectual curiosity of our students. To that end, Ohia is
of Pharmacy at the University of Houston. “The excitement
insistent that everything at TSU focuses on the students, as
for me is seeing if I can transfer the same success I once had
reflected by his list of highlights from 2011.
changing the paradigm and dynamics of one college to the university level — overseeing all of the colleges and schools,”
“All indexes show that we are successfully moving in the
right direction, including the SACS accreditation we have
As provost and vice president for Academic Affairs as well as
the Board of Regents and the Quality Enhancement Plan,”
vice president for Research at TSU, the many hats that Ohia
he explains. “The establishment of the Teaching and Learning
wears allow him to play an integral role in a variety of areas
Excellence Center ensures that our professors stay current in
that define the quality of the student experience.
their teaching methodologies.”
“As provost, I oversee all academic programs involving stu-
The importance of the SACS reaccreditation, for Ohia,
dents, faculty and programs themselves,” Ohia explains. “As vice president of Academic Affairs, I also have over-
received for the next 10 years, the new strategic plan from
cannot be overstated.
sight responsibility for all the ancillary support services and
“It’s critical because it says to our peers that TSU has the
programs like retention services, the libraries—all areas that
resources, environment and quality programs to exist as a
fully functional university,” he states, adding that he is ready
In addition, Ohia’s role as chief research officer of the University finds him overseeing all direct research programs.
to take the University to the next level. “We want to make sure that what we’re doing is benchmarked with our peers.”
For even the most seasoned administrator, these respon-
Ohia is optimistic about the direction in which TSU is
siblities may seem overwhelming. But Ohia is driven by
headed. “We’re providing the best education money can buy
his passion for academics and all things pertaining to the
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
Dean Ronald Johnson joined the
Although the roles of academic deans may vary greatly, these
Jesse H. Jones School of Business (JHJ)
leaders share common ties. As scholarly administrators,
from the College of Business at Western
academic deans serve and answer to a variety of univer-
sity constituents. At TSU, our deans are also bonded by
North Carolina. He is the former presi-
another commonality: a commitment to the positive changes
dent and chief investment officer at
currently happening here. In the past year alone, the
Smith Graham & Co. in Houston. As
University has appointed five new deans to join this esteemed
the new dean, Johnson brings his unique blend of experience
to the Jesse H. Jones School of Business.
Dean Robert Bullard has rejoined the
Humphrey Regis is dean of the Thomas
faculty at Texas Southern University
F. Freeman Honors College, succeeding
as the dean of the Barbara Jordan-
Thomas F. Freeman, the namesake of
Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs.
the newest college. Earlier this year, the
Named by Newsweek as one of 13
ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Honors
Environmental Leaders of the Century,
College, housed on the lower level of the
Robert J. Terry Library, symbolized its
Health and Racial Equality in the United States: Strategies
addition on campus. The mission of the Thomas F. Freeman
for Building Just, Sustainable and Livable Communities in
Honors College is to encourage its students to live produc-
tively as citizens of a global era.
Lillian B. Poats is now dean of the
Danille K. Taylor is now dean of the College of Liberal Arts
College of Education. She has served
and Behavioral Sciences. Before coming
as a professor in the Department
to TSU, she was instrumental in the revi-
of Educational Administration and
talization of the Division of Humanities
Foundations and director of certifi-
at Dillard University. In 2011, Taylor led
cation for the College of Education.
a TSU delegation to confer with Beijing
Poats earned a bachelor’s degree in
Jiatong University for completion of
Secondary Education from Purdue University. She also
the TSU COLABS Confucius Institute
holds a master’s degree in Counseling and a Ph.D. in Higher
application. She was also an active participant in a study sem-
Education Administration from Texas Southern University.
inar on the Afro Cuban Women’s Experience at La Casa de
Her primary research focus is diversity in education.
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:
L. Lloyd Woods Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Shell Oil Endowed Chaired Professor of Environmental Toxicology
Areas of Research:
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.
Recent Accolades and Awards:
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
sity’s research agenda and in planning the Texas Southern
for extracting the best from TSU’s brightest. In 1994, he was
University Science Center, a $35 million structure with
instrumental in establishing our first Ph.D. program, as well
state-of-the-art laboratories, classrooms and computer labs.
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 stu-
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.
dents of Wilson’s. That said, his commitment to his stu-
“Since obtaining my higher education, it’s been my goal not
dents goes far beyond changing demographics. Wilson
only to become a scholar and a researcher, but to also as-
also works hard to ensure that TSU students have access
sist others in obtaining their own education,” Wilson states.
to the same science facilities available at major research in-
“Fortunately, through scholarships, grants and research, I’ve
stitutions. He was instrumental in promoting the Univer-
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
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.
Omaha, Nebraska. She focused on the efficacy of molecules in the treatment of glaucoma.
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 pro-
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
gram 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.
and focus on the toxicity of microorganisms in space shuttles. The award will be distributed over three years.
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.
TSU Alumna Dr. Bettie Graham
TRACI DAVIS Title:
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.
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
Today, Davis is assistant vice president of U.S. Natural Gas
Southern as an opportunity to learn in a smaller setting
Logistics for Barclays Capital. She credits her parents with
where instructors were more like mentors than simply
inspiring her to grow both personally and professionally.
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.
“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 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
“I chose to embrace the entire collegiate experience,” she says, encouraging current students to follow suit.
skill set in order to succeed in such a robust and complex
“It is often the intangible skills that set you apart from
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
the Houston Downtown Detention Center, an organization
activism. “For me, it’s a lot more than something I do in my
focused on keeping young people out of prison.
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
“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
to the community becoming contagious among her peers.
love helping people.”
“Our volunteers are on fire!” she says with a laugh, noting
As she prepares for commencement, Smith is already
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
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
Academy, Smith also dedicates her time to helping youth in
gives the most.”
Leading by Example
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.
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.
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
Men and the Collegiate 100 Black Women—have joined forces, working to steer more African American teens
Part of the rennaisance of excellence that is taking place on
and young adults towards a path of intellectual and pro-
campus is the improvement of our campus grounds. Lush
fessional growth. Both campus organizations, started on
plants, native to the Houston region are tended to daily,
campus in 2011, participate in various community service
reflecting a rebirth that is currently taking place. Around the
activities. They also seek to improve campus retention
perimeter of campus, a new iron fence was installed as well.
and graduation rates through mentoring, tutoring and
It stands tall and proud, providing greater safety for students
skills development programs for fellow students and stu-
and creates further cohesiveness within.
dents 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
He sees running a business as a family affair. He credits his
bones about where his heart resides.
wife with generating new clients and insists that she could
“Houston is our home, and TSU is the city’s flagship HBCU,” states Alexander, himself an HBCU alumus (he
easily run a Fortune 500 company, based on her business acumen and savvy she uses to oversee their thriving company.
graduated from Alcorn State University). “It only makes
“My wife is my business partner,” he says. “My son is in
sense that we would support the homefront.”
the business. We work together to make W.J. Alexander &
Alexander’s support has come in a multitude of ways. He has
Associates successful. I’m just part of the team.”
served on the TSU Foundation Board for over five years, an
Despite the rigors of running a successful business, the
entity tasked with soliciting corporate and personal donors
Alexanders make time to champion the cause of Texas
to Texas Southern, where Alexander’s wife earned her Master
of Business Administration.
“Everyone should give to TSU,” he says, noting that large
The Alexanders have not only encouraged others to con-
and small business owners should realize the value of TSU
tribute to Texas Southern’s overall programming, they have
graduates. “Whether you run a mom & pop store or big cor-
been generous donors themselves. In addition, Alexander,
poration, graduates of Texas Southern— who come from
author of the book, Entering the Promised Land, has made
all over — will undoubtedly become your employees. Real
himself available to members of the TSU community in
good ones,” he adds. “It make sense to invest in them now.”
various ways to share his sage business advice.
Leaders by Example
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.
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.”
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
% o f T o ta l
ASSETS Cash and Equivalents $ Balance in Appropriations Receivables Investments Net Capital Assets Other Assets
66,689,524 7,052,458 41,117,430 43,186,293 179,697,084 19,578,665
19% 2% 12% 12% 50% 5%
LIABILITIES Payables Deferred Revenue Revenue Bonds General Obligation Bonds Accrued Claims and Judgment Other Liabilities
31,383,234 51,832,396 109,360,522 19,091,785 810,000 4,888,648
14% 24% 50% 9% 0% 2%
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:
REVENUES AND EXPENSES
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.
225 220 215 210 205
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.
2010 n Total Revenues n Total Expenses
More detailed information about TSUâ€™s financial position is presented in the Annual Financial Report.
STATEMENT OF SOURCES AND USES for fiscal year ended August 31, 2011
% o f T o ta l
74,061,015 57,967,545 59,806,304 18,697,656
35% 28% 28% 9%
USES Salaries and Benefits Operating Expenses Scholarships Non-Operating Expenses
110,238,836 68,230,466 28,029,175 10,953,031
51% 31% 13% 5%
SOURCES Legislative Appropriations $ Tuition and Fees, Net of Discount Gifts, Grants and Contract Revenue Other Sources
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
Spencer, Joe A., Jr. Sprint Nextel
$500,000 to $749,999
US Coast Guard USCG Recruiting Command
$100,000 to $249,999
Whalum, Kirk W.
CAMAC International Corp.
$1,000 to $4,999
Prevost, Walter & Leona and the
A Rocket Moving & Storage, Inc.
Accurate Clinical Research, Inc.
$50,000 to $99,999
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
University of Houston
AL & H Custom Homes, LLC ALC Holdings
Alexander, W. J.
$25,000 to $49,999
Allen Boone Humphries Robinson, LLP
BP Corporation North America, Inc. Chevron Products Company
Allen Health Care, Inc.
ALW Entertainment, Inc. American Electric Power
$10,000 to $24,999
Anheuser Busch Associates
Andrews Kurth, LLP
Atmos Energy Corporation Bestassets, Inc.
C.E. Briggs, Sr. & Sons Citgo Petroleum Corporation
Sodexo, Inc. & Affiliates
Cooper Industries Foundation
State Farm Mutual Automobile
Crawford & Hattie Jackson
Bill Dickey Scholarship Association Boyd, Joseph
Craven, Moritz and Judith
Tom Joyner Foundation, Inc.
Houston Arts Alliance
BPZ Holdings, Inc.
CVS Caremark Charitable Trust
Houston TSCPA Foundation
Divas World Production, Inc.
Knox, James T.
Maroon & Grey Club
$5,000 to $9,999
Bryant, Samuel L.
Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc.
Altria Client Services
Marine Insurance Seminar, Inc.
AT&T Services, Inc.
National Oilwell Varco
McConnell & Jones, LLP
Smith, Graham & Co. Investment
Center for Car Donations
Pippa Wiley Insurance Agency
Centerpoint Energy Service
Rammeâ€™s Ropa USADA, Inc.
Challenge Office Products, Inc.
Chevron Pipeline Company
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
McWilliams & Associates, Inc.
Quattro-M Firm, Inc.
H&R Tree Farm
Melissa Rivera DDS
Entertainment Services, LLC
Hayes, Robert and Barbara E.
Menil Foundation, Inc.
Epstein Becker Green
Heart Home Health Care
Rogers, Matthew and Angela
Hilton Furniture & Leather
Ross, Elvin P., III
Miller Theatre Advisory
Wickliff & Hall FabEnCo. Inc. Fain, Constance
Family Funeral Home
Hobby Family Foundation
Rusty Hardin & Associates
FEI Scholarship Foundation
Molina, Juan R.
Salwen, Richard E.
Holman Street Baptist Church
Few, Jason B. and Arvia
Houston Ebony Music Society, Inc.
Moron, Federico E.
Fiesta Mart, Inc.
Houston Livestock Show
Schatte, Andrew A.
Flowers, Joseph K.
Second Baptist Church
Floyd, Willie Grant
Nashco Music, Inc.
Shadow Creek Cosmetic Dentistry
Hurd, Melvin, Jr.
New Pleasant Grove Missionary
Shell Oil Company Foundation
Foy Management, Inc.
ING Financial Partners
Francis, Pamela E.
Silver Eagles Distributors
Fred Regaldo Bail Bonds
Jackson Walker, LLP
Nguyen, V. Y.
Friedkin Business Services
Nixon, Christoper A.
Singleton, Deborah Duckett
Garcia, Quintanilla and Palacios
North American Entertainment
Jones, Robert A.
K&L Gates, LLP
Ohia, Sunny and Ekanem
Kubosh, Paul A. Taylor
Oncor Electric Delivery
Society for Performing Arts
South Script Healthcare, Inc.
of Texas PA
Langley, Edna M.
Lee, Herbert S.
Onochie, Phillip C.
South Texas College of Law
Legislative Black Caucus Research
South Texas Kidney Specialist
Lilly Grove M.B.C.
Palacios Frances, Nicolas, Jr.
Gonzalez Palacios, LLP
Lincoln Financial Advisors
St. Maryâ€™s of the Purification
Great American Life
Patrick, Gregg John
Luedicke, Anthony Lynn
Patterson Industries, LLC
St. Nicholas Foundation
Insurance Company Greater Houston Business Ethics Roundtable, Inc.
Green, Larry V.
Port of Houston Authority of
Grimes, Florida F.
Harris County, Texas Price, Byron
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
Barish, Howard P.
Texas Association of Counties (TAC)
Bell, Gerald, Jr.
Texas Black Expo, Inc.
Texas Southern University
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
Insurance Corner Jarvis Law Firm
Galveston Pilots for Good
Jazz Education, Inc.
Jefferson, Howard E.
Bennett, Donna F.
Garcia, Albert and Dolly L.
Garcia & Martinez, LLP
Bloom, Collette M.
Garcia, Elizabeth M.
Johnson, Aquarius T.
The Bonner Law Firm, P.C.
Johnson, Shari L.
The Breakfast Klub, Inc.
Jones Memorial United
The Martel Group
Brown, Earnest L., Jr.
Brown, Henry H.
Gospel Music Heritage Month
TSU- College of Science &
Cantu, Richard A.
Joel Sequeira Drug Delivery Consulting Inc.
Methodist Church JP Morgan Chase Kashmere Pharmacy
Capelo Law Firm
Keith Gardner, CPA, PLLC
TSUNAA - San Antonio
Kidd, William B.
Grooves Restaurant of
King Leo’s 2011, LLC
University of Houston
Center for African American
Lawson, Audrey H.
Valic Western National
Soldiers Nat’l Museum
Leonard, Golda Anne
Wada, Rakiya I.
Harris, Michael R.
Wade, Ka-Ron Y.
Clarkson Systems & Analysis, Inc.
Harvey, Shelia D.
Clements, William, III
Long Law Firm
Walter Fisher & Associates
Coca Cola North America
Lopez, Jose A., Sr.
Lowe, Clarice P.
Wasan, Ellen K.
Heritage Life Center
Watkins, Ulysses W., Jr.
Hickman, Eugene, Sr.
Weil, Gosthal & Manges, LLP
Conquest Educational Services
High Steppers Dance Troupe, LLC
Mancias, Fernando G.
Wesley A.M.E. Church
Hillcrest Scholarship Fund
Mayberry Homes, Inc.
Covenant Community Capital
HOB Entertainment, Inc.
McKamie, Reginald E., Sr.
Cox/Praida Law Firm
Hofmeister, John D.
McNeill, Sharon E.
Wonakee N. Billingslea
Crump, Edythe T.
Hollins Home Builders
Yellow Wood Production
Ygriega Energy Company, Inc.
Houston Area Alliance of Black
Daniels, Nancy U.
Metropolitan Dallas Alumna
$500 to $999
In & Out Investments, LLC
Dickerson, A. Mechelle
Houston Minority Supplier
360 Degrees Advertising Agency
Discovery Green Conservancy
A Freeman Production
Divine Destination Travel
A Polished Shoe
Dixon, Angela L.
Moody, Warren H., Jr.
Dorsey Dental Group
Ingram, Charles A.
Acres Homes Multi-Serv Center
Dozier, Karla C.
DuMond, James, Jr.
Dunlop, Desiree D.
African American National Spelling Bee Championships, Inc.
Edwards, Josephine Edwards, Marsha
A’Lon Realty Co.
Falls, Mark S.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
First Unitarian Universalist Church
XI Eta Lambda Chapter
Anderson Bridge Management, LLC
Anosike, Oliver C.
Fostering Stars L&R Center
Aseh, Abraham J.
Fred M. Bosse, P.C.
Chapter - Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Mitchell, Sheri
donor honor roll Bailey, Lorenzo
El Paso Corporation
Baptist Ministers Association
Estes, Flora G.
Battaglia, Frank J.
Beard, Bonnie L.
Bell, Edward C.
Floyd, Clarence E.
Bell, Tomaro M.
Fontaine, Terrence H.
Benford, Cedric D.
Mt. Olive Baptist Church
The Guess Group, Inc.
Blueridge Baptist Church, Inc
National Public Media
The White Law Firm
Fort Dearborn Life Insurance Co.
New Hope Community Church of
Timothy Webb, P.C.
BPH Billiton Matched
Foster, Anita Roland
Houston, Inc. New Life Tabernacle Chuch of God in Christ Norfleet, Joyce Pan, Qisheng
Trevino, Rene A. TSHP Research & Education Foundation TSUNAA Washington DC Chapter
Brookman, Johnny R.
Furlough, Shawn L.
Galloway, Caroline Mims
Pho, Victoria B.
Valic Financial Advisors, Inc.
Burney & Foreman
Pink Hospitality Group, LLC
Walker Entertainment Group
Goode, Karl Anthony
Carter & Company P.C.
Gordon, Phillip, Sr.
Portal Entertainment, LLC
Cato, William J.
Web Pro Travell
Grant, Willie D.
Wells, Cameron S.
Greater Macedonia Baptist Church
Cline, Nell Sadler
Prater, Robert L.
Womack, Gerald W.
Green, Judge, Jr.
Prescod, Paula R.
Wright-Peavy Holdings, LLC
COGIC/TX. S. Central
Green, Patrick H.
Prevost Healthcare Enterprises, Inc.
Ybarra, Eric C.
Greenleaf, Duinna F.
Yerby, Monroe M.
Cox, James H.
Craig Presley, Inc.
Zipprich, John L., II
(Church of God in Christ)
Russell, June R.
$250 to $499
Dalia M. Groh Insurance Agency
Hankins, William L.
Abobo, C. Voke
Scott & White Healthcare
Short Stop Pharmacy
Dollar Bill Promotions
Smith, Ann and DeMorris
Donald, Clayton P.
Smith, Chad J.
Donovan, Jeffrey L.
South Union Baptist Church
Douglas L. Williams Chapter
Southeast Texas Conference -
Akin-Deko, Badillo & Puig
Herman, Michael Lance
Allen Owen Election Fund
Hogans and Middleton
Anderson, Linus, Jr.
Ealy, Johnson Paula
Texas A&M Research Foundation
Atkins, Debra L.
Eaton, Angie T.
Hubbard, Edward G., Jr.
Ecung, Garfield F.
Hubbard, Raymond D.
The Fountain of Praise Church
“Babe” Schwartz, A.R.
Ekeh, John J.
Jackson, Annie M.
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
$250 to $499 (continued)
Maclayton, Darego Opunabo J.
Jackson, Dwight D.
Olaleye, Omonike A.
Marathon Oil Company
James, Andrew B.
ONLY, INC. DBA
Jenkins, Eva R.
Maspero, Thomas J.
Osemene, Nyang N.
Jenkins, Willie Frank III
Mathur, Sondip K.
Johnson, Edna Simpson
Johnson, Harry E., Sr.
Parker, Annise D.
Johnson, Manson B.
McKinney, Dianne Lavette M
Patti Rollins Property Management
Jones, Nolan E.
Perkins, Arthur Val
Jones, Velma W.
Kenneth King Dental Center
Milton, Shirlette A. Glover
PG & E Corporation Foundation
Krause, Claude A.
Poon, Oiyeeivy C.
KTSU Recording Studio
Putcha, Mallik S.
Lazard, Pamela A.
Ndefo, Uche Anadu
Le, Mydung T.
Nelson, Robert S.
Lee, Ollie D.
New Life Temple Church Inc.
Reynolds, Jonita W.
Newsom, B. Eugene
Richardson, Lee Van
Ngwolo & Banks, PLLC
Robinson, Machris G.
Locke, Gene L.
North Tulsa Tennis Association
Rogers, Regina J.
M.U.I Services, L.L.C
Okafor, Kingsley C.
The Medicine Shoppe
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
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
Officers of Instructional Administration
John M. Rudley President
Elizabeth Brown-Guillory Associate Provost Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
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
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. Freeman Honors College Lei Yu Dean College of Science and Technology James W. Ward Dean School of Communication Danille Taylor Dean College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences Shirlette G. Milton Interim Dean College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Ronald Johnson Dean Jessie H. Jones School of Business Lillian Poats Dean College of Education Robert Bullard Dean Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs Kingston Nyamapfene Dean, College of Continuing Education Assistant Provost, Online and Distance Learning Program
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