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Lunch/Speakers' Series (12:00 - 1:00pm)

The Speakers’ Series is an integral part of the institute. We wish to introduce students to role models, including outstanding Texas Southern University faculty, staff, and students as well community leaders, artists, members of the business sector, etc. During the lunch hour, our distinguished speakers devote 30-45 minutes of their time to inspire and motivate students. We allow time for students to ask questions of our distinguished guests, a feature that brings students closer to recognizing that they, too, can achieve their dreams and make an impact on their community.

June 20, 2013




Dr. Cherry Gooden

TSU Faculty, Department Chair of Curriculum and Instruction at TSU, Performing Artist


June 21, 2013    


Dr. Kimberly Mitchell-McCleod

TSU College of Education/Counseling Faculty and Interim Director for Teaching and Learning Excellence Center (TLEC)



June 24, 2013     


Brian Armstrong

Executive Director of Admissions at Texas Southern University


June 25, 2013     


Sarah Cortez

Editor, Teacher, Writer, Speaker


June 26, 2013     


Dr. Sheree Bryant Sekou

Adult Educator and Training Professional



June 27, 2013    


Dr. Candy Ratliff

Interim Assistant Dean for Student Services, TSU Thomas Freeman Honors College

June 28, 2013     

Dr. Elizabeth Brown-Guillory

Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

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 2011 Speakers' Series


 2012 Speakers' Series