Glen Austin Jr. serves as the Executive Director of Government and Community Relations for Texas Southern University. As an executive at the institution, Austin coordinates and implements TSU’s local, state, and national legislative advocacy efforts. Additionally, Austin works to cultivate and maintain relationships and strategic partnerships with local and national nonprofits, chambers of commerce, community organizations, and other public and private stakeholders.
Prior to joining TSU, Austin served as a staff member during multiple Texas legislative sessions and managed several successful political campaigns. Austin also spent time as a property tax and school finance attorney for government entities and school districts.
Austin enjoys giving back to his community by volunteering with several organizations, including the State Bar of Texas’ Legislative Committee, Houston Young Lawyers Association, Houston Lawyers Association, International Cannabis Bar Association, and Houston Black Leadership Institute.
Austin attended TSU’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor degree as well as a certification in Government Law. Austin also earned Mediation certifications from University of Houston Law Center and a Psychology degree from University of Central Arkansas.
Austin attends Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church and enjoys training jiu-jitsu, fishing, and mentoring.