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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, we’ve cultivated great minds that change the world. We are proud of our legacy — people who lead.


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


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.

RECENT Achievement:

His role in the founding of the Thomas F. Freeman Honors College. “The new Honors College shows our emphasis on quality and excellence, and symbolizes our ability to move to the next realm of accomplishment,� 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

he says.

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

support academics.”

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-

April 2011.

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 TSU’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 organization’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 University’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


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.

Greatest Achievement:

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

energy climate.”

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

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.

Kenneth Ware


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, I’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

Yessenia Torress

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 — 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. She’s also the chartering secretary of the TSU chapter of Circle Kiwanis International, an international community service organization.


& 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

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

Southern University.

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%



Total Assets

Total Liabilities



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.

in millions

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.

200 2011

2010 n Total Revenues n Total Expenses

More detailed information about TSU’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

Total Sources

Total 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 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

Scholarship America

Houston Endowment

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.

Diamond Club

Accurate Clinical Research, Inc.

$50,000 to $99,999

Acevedo, Reynaldo

Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Adair, Wendy

University of Houston

AL & H Custom Homes, LLC ALC Holdings

College Technology

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

Anderson, Ricky


Andrews Kurth, LLP

Architechtural Floors


Atmos Energy Corporation Bestassets, Inc.

C.E. Briggs, Sr. & Sons Citgo Petroleum Corporation

Sodexo, Inc. & Affiliates

Cooper Industries Foundation

Coleman, Garnet

State Farm Mutual Automobile

Crawford & Hattie Jackson

Continental Airlines

Insurance Company


Bill Dickey Scholarship Association Boyd, Joseph

Craven, Moritz and Judith

Tom Joyner Foundation, Inc.

Houston Arts Alliance

BPZ Holdings, Inc.

CVS Caremark Charitable Trust

TXU Energy

Houston TSCPA Foundation

Bridges, Sallie

Divas World Production, Inc.


Knox, James T.

Brown, Dick

Maroon & Grey Club



$5,000 to $9,999

Mechia Foundation

Bryant, Samuel L.

Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc.

Altria Client Services

Nascimento, Cesar

Burgess, Linda

Marine Insurance Seminar, Inc.

AT&T Services, Inc.

National Oilwell Varco

Callaghan, Karen

McConnell & Jones, LLP


Palacios, Ricardo

Cardinal Health

Smith, Graham & Co. Investment

Center for Car Donations

Pippa Wiley Insurance Agency

Celgene Corporation

Centerpoint Energy Service

Ramme’s Ropa USADA, Inc.

Challenge Office Products, Inc.

Salinas, Ricardo

Chevron Pipeline Company

Exxon Mobil

Advisors, LLP

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


McWilliams & Associates, Inc.

Quattro-M Firm, Inc.

Encore Bank

H&R Tree Farm

Melissa Rivera DDS

Ramirez, Rene

Entertainment Services, LLC

Hayes, Robert and Barbara E.

Menil Foundation, Inc.

Reyes, George

Epstein Becker Green

Heart Home Health Care

MetLife Resources

Rodriguez, Orlando

Herrington, Theophilus

Microconstants, Inc.

Rogers, Matthew and Angela

Hilton Furniture & Leather

Midtown Legal-MIBH

Ross, Elvin P., III

Miller Theatre Advisory

Rudley, John

Wickliff & Hall FabEnCo. Inc. Fain, Constance

Gallery Inc.

Family Funeral Home

Hobby Family Foundation

Miller, Marian

Rusty Hardin & Associates

FEI Scholarship Foundation

Holley, Dannye

Molina, Juan R.

Salwen, Richard E.

Feldman, Stuart

Holman Street Baptist Church

Morales, Oswaldo

Sanchez, Margil

Few, Jason B. and Arvia

Houston Ebony Music Society, Inc.

Moron, Federico E.

Saunders, William

Fiesta Mart, Inc.

Houston Livestock Show

Mueller-Friebel, Catherine

Schatte, Andrew A.

Flowers, Joseph K.

Houston Symphony

NACDS Foundation

Second Baptist Church

Floyd, Willie Grant

Hughey, Andrew

Nashco Music, Inc.

Shadow Creek Cosmetic Dentistry

Ford, Deneen

Hurd, Melvin, Jr.

New Pleasant Grove Missionary

Shell Oil Company Foundation

Foy Management, Inc.

ING Financial Partners

Francis, Pamela E.

Interfaith Charities

Newman, Janis

Silver Eagles Distributors

Fred Regaldo Bail Bonds

Jackson Walker, LLP

Nguyen, V. Y.

Simmons, Bert

Friedkin Business Services

Jackson, Craig

Nixon, Christoper A.

Singleton, Deborah Duckett

Garcia, Quintanilla and Palacios

Johnson, Rick

North American Entertainment

Smart Financial

Garza, Baldemar

Jones, Robert A.

Gastroenterology Associates

K&L Gates, LLP

Ohia, Sunny and Ekanem

Snowden, LaRence

Kubosh, Paul A. Taylor

Oncor Electric Delivery

Society for Performing Arts

Company, LLC

South Script Healthcare, Inc.

of Texas PA

Baptist Church

Group, Inc.

Matching Gifts

Smith, Prudence

Gauthia, Delilah

Langley, Edna M.

Gethsemane Missionary

Lee, Herbert S.

Onochie, Phillip C.

South Texas College of Law

Legislative Black Caucus Research

Palacios Family

South Texas Kidney Specialist

Giddings, Helen

Lilly Grove M.B.C.

Palacios Frances, Nicolas, Jr.

Spivey, Jimmy

Gonzalez Palacios, LLP

Lincoln Financial Advisors

Palacios, Taribio

St. Mary’s of the Purification

Great American Life


Patrick, Gregg John

Luedicke, Anthony Lynn

Patterson Industries, LLC

St. Nicholas Foundation

Marshall Capital

Pearson Education

Stoneridge Physical

Baptist Church

Insurance Company Greater Houston Business Ethics Roundtable, Inc.

Management Group

Royalty Accounting

Green, Larry V.

McClelland, Charles

Planet Dodge

Greenberg Traurig

McCoy, Walter

Port of Houston Authority of

Griffith, Chris

McGriff, Manuel

Grimes, Florida F.

McShan, Jim

Harris County, Texas Price, Byron

Catholic Church

Rehabilitation Center Sungard Higher Education Managed Services, Inc. Taylor, Ernestine Thrash Tekoa Charter School, Inc.

WE THANK YOU. $1,000 to $4,999 (continued)

Barclay, Cynthia

Temple, Arthur, III

Barish, Howard P.

Texas Association of Counties (TAC)

Bell, Gerald, Jr.

Texas Black Expo, Inc.

Bell, James

Texas Southern University

Friendship Missionary Baptist Church

Insurance Corner Jarvis Law Firm

Galveston Pilots for Good

Jazz Education, Inc.

Government, PAC

Jefferson, Howard E.

Bennett, Donna F.

Garcia, Albert and Dolly L.

Ex-Students Association

Bilton, Dwayne

Garcia & Martinez, LLP

(Dallas Chapter)

Bloom, Collette M.

Garcia, Elizabeth M.

Johnson, Aquarius T.

The Bonner Law Firm, P.C.

Bond, Donald

Garza, Robert

Johnson, Shari L.

The Breakfast Klub, Inc.

Briscoe, Jackie

Goins, Rolisha

Jones Memorial United

The Martel Group

Brown, Earnest L., Jr.

Goldsberry, Ryan

TIX, Inc.

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

Green, Monica

Keith Gardner, CPA, PLLC

TSUNAA - San Antonio

Capers, Willie

Green, Willie

Kidd, William B.

Alumni Chapter

CCD Ventures

Grooves Restaurant of

King Leo’s 2011, LLC

Technology Faculty/Staff

University of Houston

Center for African American

Houston, LLC

Lawson, Audrey H.

Valdez, Sergio

Military History/Buffalo

Guerra, Armando

Lawson, W.A.

Valic Western National

Soldiers Nat’l Museum

Gutierrez, Hiram

Leal, Ernest

Villarreal, Calistro

Christy, Jewell

Hall, Donald

Leonard, Golda Anne

Wada, Rakiya I.

Clark, Bernard

Harris, Michael R.

Leonard, Golden

Wade, Ka-Ron Y.

Clarkson Systems & Analysis, Inc.

Harvey, Shelia D.

Lett, Willie


Clements, William, III

Haynes, Elouise

Long Law Firm

Walter Fisher & Associates

Coca Cola North America

Helfman, Alan

Lopez, Jose A., Sr.

Ward, James

Coker, Abiola

Herbert Charles

Lowe, Clarice P.

Wasan, Ellen K.

Cole, Johnnie

Heritage Life Center

Macias, Carlos

Watkins, Ulysses W., Jr.

Comeaux, Sherry

Hickman, Eugene, Sr.

Maddox, Gregory

Weil, Gosthal & Manges, LLP

Conquest Educational Services

High Steppers Dance Troupe, LLC

Mancias, Fernando G.

Wesley A.M.E. Church

Cooper, Henry

Hillcrest Scholarship Fund

Mayberry Homes, Inc.

Wilcox Pharmacy

Covenant Community Capital

HOB Entertainment, Inc.

McKamie, Reginald E., Sr.

Wilson, Derrick

Cox/Praida Law Firm

Hofmeister, John D.

McNeill, Sharon E.

Wonakee N. Billingslea

Crump, Edythe T.

Hollins Home Builders

Medina, Raul

Yellow Wood Production

Crump, John

Horany, Carol

Medina, Ruben

Ygriega Energy Company, Inc.

Cummings, Jay

Houston Area Alliance of Black

Metoyer-Williams, Evelyn

Daniels, Nancy U.

School Educators

Metropolitan Dallas Alumna

$500 to $999

Derouin, Donald

Houston Auxilaries

In & Out Investments, LLC

Dickerson, A. Mechelle

Houston Minority Supplier

360 Degrees Advertising Agency

Discovery Green Conservancy

A Freeman Production

Divine Destination Travel

Hull, Ron

Moody, Brandon

A Polished Shoe

Dixon, Angela L.

Ideal Smiles

Moody, Warren H., Jr.

Abrams, Jeff

Dorsey Dental Group

Ingram, Charles A.

Mosbacher, Kathryn

Acres Homes Multi-Serv Center

Dozier, Karla C.

Community Advisory

DuMond, James, Jr.

Committee, Inc.

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

Flores, Ricardo

Anderson Bridge Management, LLC

Flores-Quezada, Joel


Ford, James

Anosike, Oliver C.

Fostering Stars L&R Center

Antioch M.B.C

Frazier, Marisa

Aseh, Abraham J.

Fred M. Bosse, P.C.

Autospec, Inc.

Friedman, Robert

Development Council

Chapter - Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Mitchell, Sheri

donor honor roll Bailey, Lorenzo

El Paso Corporation

Baker, David

Ellisor, John

Baptist Ministers Association

Emenaha, Ifeyinwa

Baron, Bill

Epps, Howard

Barrs, Jacqueline

Erickson, Paul

Barwick, Carol

Estes, Flora G.

Batie, Clarence

Eugere, Edward

Battaglia, Frank J.

Evans, Barbara

Beard, Bonnie L.

Faulkner, Roosevelt

Bell, Della

Fisher, Dwalah

Bell, Edward C.

Floyd, Clarence E.

Bell, Tomaro M.

Fontaine, Terrence H.

Benford, Cedric D.

Fontenot, Rickie

Bergeron, Alan

Ford, Robert

Mt. Olive Baptist Church

The Guess Group, Inc.

Blueridge Baptist Church, Inc

Foreman, Belinda

National Public Media

The White Law Firm

Booty, Woarzell

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

Giving Program

Frazier, Johnnie

Briggs, Kenneth

Fugate, Jeane

Brookman, Johnny R.

Fuller, Charles

Brousard, Shannon

Furlough, Shawn L.

Brown-Guillory, Elizabeth

Galloway, Caroline Mims

Peoples Trust

UBA Pharmacy

Bryant, Judy

Genesis Group

Pho, Victoria B.

Valic Financial Advisors, Inc.

Burney & Foreman

Gibaldi, Milo

Pink Hospitality Group, LLC

Wagner, Andre

Bynam, Susan

Giles, Lonzo

Play, Audrey

Walker Entertainment Group

Cambrice, Christine

Goode, Karl Anthony

Podkulski, Dan

Walter, Mary

Carter & Company P.C.

Gordon, Phillip, Sr.

Portal Entertainment, LLC

Warehouse Rack

Cato, William J.

Grant, B.

Posh, LLC

Web Pro Travell

Chatman, Beatrice

Grant, Willie D.

Potter, Charles

Wells, Cameron S.

Cheung, Lily

Greater Macedonia Baptist Church

Pouncy, Alonzo

Wilson, Bobby

Cline, Nell Sadler

Green, Charles

Prater, Robert L.

Womack, Gerald W.

Cochran, Connie

Green, Judge, Jr.

Prescod, Paula R.

Wright-Peavy Holdings, LLC

COGIC/TX. S. Central

Green, Patrick H.

Prevost Healthcare Enterprises, Inc.

Xiong, Quanbo

Rabb, Corliss

Ybarra, Eric C.

Coswell, Anthony

Greenleaf, Duinna F.

Ratliff, Joe

Yerby, Monroe M.

Cox, James H.

Grossberg, Mark

Robinson, Frank

Young, Lorugene

Craig Presley, Inc.

Gutierrez, Valerie

Rose, Marilyn

Zipprich, John L., II

Crossroads Productions

Hackett, Tokay

Rozadrian Productions

(Church of God in Christ)

Greene, Helen

Curtis-Jones, Tammye

Hall, Duraese

Russell, June R.

$250 to $499

Dalia M. Groh Insurance Agency

Hankins, William L.

Ryland, Ed

Abobo, C. Voke

Daniel, Bessis

Harper, David

Scott & White Healthcare

Abodo, Cyril

Dickens, Brian

Harris, Michael

Short Stop Pharmacy

Adams, Leroy

Dollar Bill Promotions

Hart, V.A.

Smith, Ann and DeMorris

Ademola, Remi

Donald, Clayton P.

Harvey, Tony

Smith, Chad J.


Donovan, Jeffrey L.

Heckler, Chabli

South Union Baptist Church

Airhia, Bosede

Douglas L. Williams Chapter

Henry, Charles

Southeast Texas Conference -

Akin-Deko, Badillo & Puig

Dove, Cornell

Herman, Michael Lance

Allen Owen Election Fund

Dugas, Gerald

Hernadez, Ana

Stevens, Gina

Anadu-Ndeto, Uche

Dupre, Brian

Hogans and Middleton

Stroud, Margaret

Anderson, Linus, Jr.

Duruigbo, Emeka

Superville, Claude


Ealy, Johnson Paula

Honore, Arthur

Texas A&M Research Foundation

Atkins, Debra L.

Eaton, Angie T.

Hubbard, Edward G., Jr.


Austin, Darryl

Ecung, Garfield F.

Hubbard, Raymond D.

The Fountain of Praise Church

“Babe” Schwartz, A.R.

Ekeh, John J.

Jackson, Annie M.

CME Church

Computer Services

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.

Okeke, Osaie

Jackson, Dwight D.

Mallory, A.O.

Olaleye, Omonike A.

Jackson, Erica

Marathon Oil Company

Oliver, Carolyne

James, Andrew B.

Marquez, Marisa

Oliver, Jeanette

James, Bonnie

Marshall, David


Jenkins, Eva R.

Maspero, Thomas J.

Jenkins, LaChanda

Mathews, C.V

Osemene, Nyang N.

Jenkins, Willie Frank III

Mathur, Sondip K.

Oyekan, Adebayo

Johnson, Edna Simpson

Matiru, Rhoda

Palacios, Criselda

Johnson, Harry E., Sr.

McCluskey, Scott

Parker, Annise D.

Johnson, Manson B.

McKinney, Dianne Lavette M

Patti Rollins Property Management

Jones, Nolan E.

Mehta, Chander

Perkins, Arthur Val

Jones, Velma W.

Menejo Records

Perkins, Carlton

Kenneth King Dental Center

Milton, Shirlette A. Glover

Petty-Owens, Aurelia

Kirkpatrick, Rod

Mohan, Mario

PG & E Corporation Foundation

Krause, Claude A.

Monroe, Arthur

Poon, Oiyeeivy C.

KTSU Recording Studio

Morgan, Cheryl

Putcha, Mallik S.

Lancaster, James

Mouton, Virgie

Ramesh, G.

Landry, Dianne

Najieb, Najla

Ramirez, Eduardo

Lazard, Pamela A.

Ndefo, Uche Anadu

Randle, Thomas

Le, Mydung T.

Nealy, William

Ranganna, Kasturi

Lee, Eui

Nehs, Robert

Rector, Billy

Lee, Herman

Nelson, Robert S.

Regis, Humphrey

Lee, Ollie D.

New Life Temple Church Inc.

Reynolds, Jonita W.

Lee, Sheila

Newsom, B. Eugene

Richardson, Lee Van

Lewis, Carol

Ngwolo & Banks, PLLC

Robins, Thurman

Liang, Dong

Nicholas, Arita

Robinson, Machris G.

Ligons, Claudette

Noellert, Chris

Robinson, Sammie

Locke, Gene L.

Norman, Joseph

Rodriguez-Betancourt, Renee

Lucas, Keith

North Tulsa Tennis Association

Rogers, Regina J.

M.U.I Services, L.L.C

Okafor, Kingsley C.

Rollins, Patricia

The Medicine Shoppe

Square, Marilynn Sultan, Rabeea Texada, O’Neal Texas Guaranteed Thanars, Don M. Thomas, George Thomas, R.L. Thornhill, Otis M. Thurston, Paul Eugene Tillman, Hugh Today’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 President’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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2011 TSU Annual Report  

2011 Texas Southern University Annual Report

2011 TSU Annual Report  

2011 Texas Southern University Annual Report