Dr. Iris Lancaster

lancaster-iris-medium.jpg At its January 25, 2018 quarterly meeting, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board appointed Dr. Iris Lancaster of Texas Southern University a member of the English Language and Literature Field of Study (FOS) Advisory Committee. The committee will be composed of 24 voting members (12 from public community colleges and 12 from public universities) from a representative sample of institutions of varying sizes, peer groups, and regions of the state. The English Language and Literature FOS Advisory Committee is charged with identifying the block of courses that students may transfer to a general academic teaching institution, they contribute thoughts toward 60x30TX goals of increasing completion by easing student transfer across institutions, and reducing student debt by making it less likely that students will take unnecessary courses.
LaDiamond Blueford

jordan-women.png completed her BA in Radio Television and Film with a minor in Theater in August of 2017. She is a native of Los Angeles, California. She is now featured in a Nike campaign as one of the Jordan Women. We are excited that our graduates are making their way!
The TSU Jazz Ensemble

2018 Jazz Education Network National Conference was invited to perform at the 2018 Jazz Education Network National Conference in Dallas, Texas. The students performed on the Main Inspirations Stage with renown saxophonist and TSU Alum Kirk Whalum. The Jazz Ensemble was supported by the African American Jazz Caucus who paired the students with professional mentors. The students were able to network and speak with professionals in their industry and helped build the foundations to their professional careers.
Young Music Alumni

music-alumni.jpg Music Department Chairman, Dr. Jason Oby, and a group of alumni from the Department of Music gathered at the home of retired professor and TSU alumni, Bernadine Oliphint to discuss the formation of a motivated sub-group of the larger music alumni association. The "Young Music Alumni" has set out a stated purpose of advocacy, fundraising, and material support for the various needs of the department of music and its current students. The existing music alumni infrastructure is largely focused on scholarships. The new group will concurrently become active in the existing organization. Immediate plans include a fund raising concert performed by the "Young Alums" which includes successful professional performing musicians in classical, pop, r&b, and jazz genres.
Last Updated: 2/12/18