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President and Mrs. Lane host second annual holiday celebration — Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Texas Southern University President and Mrs. Austin A. Lane hosted their second annual University-wide Holiday Celebration on December 7 in the Student Center cafeteria. President Lane’s executive cabinet greeted faculty and staff and...
Gospel superstar Yolanda Adams praises TSU students for finishing in address — Saturday, December 16, 2017
HOUSTON (December 16, 2017) Texas Southern University held its 2017 Winter Commencement ceremony on December 16, conferring degrees to the University’s August and December 2017 graduates. Family and friends of the graduating class filled...
TSU to create specialized academic support software — Friday, December 15, 2017
Texas Southern University has partnered with the Education Advisory Board (EAB), a research and technology company based in Washington, D.C., to improve the outcome of the University’s top priority – student success and...
TSU Basketball set to be broadcast on AT and T Sports Network Southwest — Thursday, December 14, 2017
Texas Southern University Athletics has announced a new television deal with AT and T Sports Network Southwest that will expand the networks' coverage of TSU Athletics to include Tigers and Lady Tigers Basketball for the 2017-18 season.A...
Doctoral student experiments SOAR at NASA — Monday, December 11, 2017
Texas Southern University doctoral students Rossalin Goss and Elvis Okoro were selected to participate in NASA’s Student Opportunities in Airborne Research (SOAR) missions. The pair were two of more...
Gospel superstar, TSU alumna Yolanda Adams to serve as Winter Commencement speaker — Monday, December 04, 2017
HOUSTON (December 1, 2017) – Yolanda Adams, a Grammy Award-winning Gospel singer, will address graduates at Texas Southern University’s Winter Commencement on Saturday, December 16, 2017. "It is an honor and...
Former TSU athlete and coach inducted into SWAC Hall of Fame — Thursday, November 30, 2017
Dr. Dwalah Fisher was selected as one of the nine class members to be inducted into the 2017 Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Hall of Fame. The enshrinement ceremony will take place on Nov. 30 at The Westin Galleria in...
Houston mayor tosses pre-game coin at TSU vs. PVU Labor Day Classic football game — Thursday, November 30, 2017
The Texas Southern University Tigers football team battled rival Prairie View A&M on November 25 in the annual Labor Day Classic. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, who was the special guest of TSU President Austin Lane,...
TSU students complete holiday food drives — Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Texas Southern University students are dedicated to serving their immediate community. Students in two organizations, American Pharmacists Association - Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) and the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority...
Earl Carl Institute celebrates 25 years of service — Monday, November 20, 2017
The Earl Carl Institute for Legal and Social Policy, Inc. (ECI) is commemorating 25 years of service to the Greater Houston area. ECI staff will celebrate this milestone by hosting an anniversary fundraiser on Friday, November 17 at ECI...
Collier receives 2017 ELC Scholarship — Friday, November 17, 2017
Anthony Collier has been announced as a recipient of the Executive Leadership Council’s (ELC) 2017 Alvaro L. Martins Scholarship. Collier, a senior honors student from Manor, Texas, has a double major in History and Political...
Jesse H Jones School of Business announces new partnership — Thursday, November 16, 2017
The Jesse H. Jones School of Business (JHJ) and Aspect, a leading global provider of cloud commodity trading and risk management solutions, announced a new partnership on October 31. Aspect has provided JHJ with a free subscription to its...
TSU partners with the U.S Coast Guard — Friday, November 10, 2017
Texas Southern University and the United States Coast Guard entered into a memorandum of agreement in an official signing ceremony on November 13 in Hannah Hall. The agreement provides the framework that establishes a relationship with the Coast...
Texas Transportation Hall of Honor to induct former TSU professor — Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Dr. Naomi W. Ledé, founder of TSU’s Center for Transportation Training and Research (CTTR) will be inducted into the Texas Transportation Hall of Honor. The event will be held at Texas A&M University on November 20....
SAFETY MESSAGE FROM CHIEF YOUNG — Tuesday, November 07, 2017
Gary Bledsoe named TMSL interim dean — Thursday, November 02, 2017
Texas Southern University has announced that former Texas Southern University Regent Gary Bledsoe will assume the role of interim dean at the Thurgood Marshall School of Law. Bledsoe will lead the law school through its American Bar Association...
Dr. Kendall Harris tapped to lead TSU academic affairs — Thursday, November 02, 2017
Texas Southern University is pleased to announce that Kendall T. Harris, Ph.D., P.E., has been selected as the new Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Harris, who will begin employment with TSU on January 1, 2018, comes to the...
JHJ preparing for annual teaching conference, October 26-27 — Thursday, October 26, 2017
Texas Southern University’s Jesse H. Jones School of Business (JHJ) will host its 25th annual Southwestern Business Administration Teaching Conference (SWBATC) on October 26-27, 2017. This year’s theme...
TSU commemorated 90th anniversary with Homecoming celebration — Friday, October 20, 2017
Texas Southern University’s campus was abuzz for seven days as students, alumni, faculty and staff celebrated its 2017 Homecoming – Tiger Dynasty: The Reign Continues – from October 7-14. This...
TSU welcomes new deans to lead School of Communication and Freeman Honors College — Monday, October 16, 2017
HOUSTON (October 13, 2017) – Texas Southern University is proud to announce that two top professors have been named as deans, leading the academic community in two colleges. Dr. Maurice Odine will...
Statement on non-sanctioned University event — Tuesday, October 10, 2017
HOUSTON (October 11, 2017) - Texas Southern University welcomes free speech and all viewpoints on campus as part of our collegiate experience. A student event at TSU’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law on October 9, 2017,...
Tony Wyllie inducted into NBCAHOF — Tuesday, October 10, 2017
The National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc. will host its Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Friday, September 29, 2017 at 7 p.m. in Atlanta, Georgia at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.  Each year graduates of...
"The Dawn of a New Reign" — Monday, October 09, 2017
l-r) Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Little Mister TSU Dylan Leblanc, Mister TSU Chad Zeno, Miss TSU Tramauni Brock, Dr. Bobby Wilson and Little Miss TSU Se’Rasia Walker’ “The Dawn of a New Reign”, the...
Links chapter open HBCU initiative at TSU — Friday, October 06, 2017
TSU President Austin Lane served as the guest speaker for The Links, Incorporated Missouri City Chapter as they launched their “Links Support HBCUs” initiative. The event was held at TSU’s University...
President Lane leads panel on HBCUs in Texas — Thursday, October 05, 2017
President Austin Lane participated in the 2017 Texas Tribune Festival September 23 in Austin. Lane was part of the Public and Higher Education committee and the panel What HBCUs Mean for Texas. The...
Dr. Freeman receives Congressional Black Caucus Phoenix Award — Monday, October 02, 2017
Dr. Thomas F. Freeman, iconic TSU professor and Debate Team head coach emeritus, received the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) highest honor on September 23 in Washington DC. Dr. Freeman was presented with The...
TSU celebrating 90 years of education and service with a 12-month slate of events — Friday, September 15, 2017
Texas Southern University (TSU) will begin a yearlong celebration to commemorate the 90th anniversary of its founding on Thursday, September 14, 2017. The University was established out of necessity on September 14, 1927 to offset the...
State delivers insurance check to TSU for hurricane repairs — Friday, September 15, 2017
Texas Southern University accepted $500,000 payment from the State Office of Risk Management (SORM) September 12 to begin repairs to campus buildings following Hurricane Harvey in early September. The funds are proceeds from SORM’s...
Scholarship fund receives major donation from Rockets star — Thursday, September 07, 2017
Houston Rockets guard James Harden donated $100,000 to Texas Southern University on August 20. The gift is designated for scholarships to aid students in financial need. The basketball star’s 3 The Harden Way Foundation is planning to...
SELF Cares salutes TSU first responders — Monday, September 04, 2017
Bo Porter and his wife, Stacey honored Texas Southern University’s first responders today through their SELF Foundation. Porter, a Major League Baseball executive and former Houston Astros manager, presented...
Melinda Spaulding named VP of University Advancement — Friday, September 01, 2017
Texas Southern University’s Board of Regents unanimously confirmed Melinda Spaulding Chevalier as the new Vice President of University Advancement. Spaulding, an Emmy Award-winning journalist, will direct the university’s...
TSU is now home to NAACP official archives — Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Texas Southern University has been designated as the official depository of records from the Texas NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). A special presentation was held August 17 in the University’s Robert...
Moody's revises TSU's outlook to stable, affirms Baa3 rating — Wednesday, August 09, 2017
In a move that signals that Texas Southern University finances are trending upward, Moody's Investors Service has revised the school’s financial outlook from negative to stable and affirmed the...
SOS participants gearing up for Fall 2017 — Friday, August 04, 2017
2017 Summer of Success participants during recent community service project The overwhelming success of Texas Southern University’s inaugural Summer of Success (SOS) program in 2016 is being challenged by this year’s...
Dr. Wardlaw receives top museum award — Thursday, August 03, 2017
Dr. Alvia Wardlaw, director and curator of TSU’s University Museum and art history professor, was presented with the Dr. John E. Fleming Award at the Association of African American Museums (AAAM) annual conference on August 2....
Fifth Ward Film Festival coming to the DeLuxe Theater — Wednesday, August 02, 2017
The DeLuxe Theater and Texas Southern University will host the premiere of The Fifth Ward Documentary Film Festival. The event will be held August 4 through August 6, 2017 at the DeLuxe Theater on Lyons Avenue and I-59. The festival...
TSU National Alumni Convention coming to New Orleans July 20-23 — Thursday, July 20, 2017
The Texas Southern University National Alumni Association will host their 2017 TSU National Alumni Convention from July 20-23, at the Le Pavillon Hotel in New Orleans, LA. The New Orleans Alumni Chapter will serve as the host chapter.  A...
TSU, H-GAC begin transportation internship program — Friday, July 14, 2017
Texas Southern University (TSU) and the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) have partnered to facilitate an internship program for TSU transportation studies students. A memorandum of understanding was signed in March. “Given the...
TSU National Society of Collegiate Scholars earns Certified Gold Star status — Thursday, July 13, 2017
Texas Southern University’s National Society of Collegiate Scholars chapter (TSUNSCS) has been recognized by its governing body as a Certified Gold Star chapter for the 2016-2017 academic year. TSUNSCS was reinstated in Spring 2017...
Outstanding Faculty Recognized — Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Several outstanding faculty members were recognized for their distinguished work during the 2016-2017 academic year May 10 at the annual Faculty Excellence Awards reception. TSU President Austin A. Lane and Interim Provost and...
TSU’s 70th SGA Administration sworn into office — Tuesday, July 11, 2017
The 2017- 2018 SGA Administration is front row (l-r) Senator Glensia Robinson, Executive Secretary Sidney Guillory, Miss TSU Tramauni Brock, Executive Vice President Kaelin Norris, Miss Sophomore Janai...
TSU students take the lead in summer internships — Friday, July 07, 2017
TSU announces partnership with KIPP — Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Texas Southern University (TSU), KIPP Foundation and KIPP Houston Public Schools (KIPP) will enter into a memorandum of understanding to develop programs that address the challenges of low-income students eligible to enter college. The signing...
TSU announces new Urban Research Center — Tuesday, July 04, 2017
Texas Southern University is pleased to announce the formation of its new Urban Research and Resource Center (URRC). Created through collaborative efforts between faculty and staff from Thurgood Marshall School of Law (TMSL) and Barbara Jordan...
Freshman Seminar returns as a graduation requirement — Monday, July 03, 2017
Texas Southern University stakeholders are celebrating the return of the University’s Freshman Seminar course (FS 102). TSU’s Curriculum Committee approved a request from the Division of Student Services to reinstate FS 102, a...
Two future Tigers awarded Music Doing Good Scholarships — Monday, May 15, 2017
Music Doing Good, a local non-profit, has partnered with Texas Southern University and three other area schools for an innovative scholarship program, the Music Doing Good College-Bound Fund. Marie Bosarge, president and founder of Music Doing...
TSU salutes retiring COPHS faculty trio — Thursday, May 11, 2017
The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (COPHS) faculty celebrated and saluted the long-standing commitment of Drs. Jean Hampton, Jackie McVea, and Professor Dorothy Quillerfor their years of service and dedication...
TSU recognized by national online learning body — Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Texas Southern University has been recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation offering online learning by The Community for Accredited Online Schools (AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org). The site released its annual ranking for 2017, honoring...
TSU Athletics shines in a new era with big wins — Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Texas Southern Athletics has had a remarkable year, bringing a total of seven championship and league titles to campus. TSU earned regular season and tournament titles in men's and women's basketball, a first-ever title in women's...
Texas Southern celebrates Spring Commencement — Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Texas Southern University saluted 1,139 candidates for graduation during Spring Commencement exercises on May 13 in TSU’s H&PE Arena.  Texas Southern conferred 21 doctorate, 201 master’s, 230 professional and 686...
Professor awarded Pitt biology fellowship — Monday, May 08, 2017
Dr. Audrey Player, assistant professor of biology, has been selected to work in the laboratory of Dr. Sandra Murray at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine. Dr. Player will be a visiting professor in cell biology...
Maroon & Gray Affair recognizes outstanding students and alumni — Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Texas Southern University held its inaugural Maroon and Gray Affair on April 29 at the Marriott Marquis Houston and raised in excess of $800,000 in scholarship money for deserving TSU students. More than 1,100 people were in...
Dallas High Schools filled with future Tigers — Tuesday, May 02, 2017
College acceptance season is in full swing. TSU President Austin Lane capped off the April leg of his high school recruitment tour with visits to Lincoln High School and Kimball High School in Dallas. In total, between 30 and 40 students from...
A Letter to Athletic Season Ticket Holders — Monday, May 01, 2017
Young named acting TSUPD Chief — Friday, April 07, 2017
Texas Southern University has announced that Mary Young has been named new acting chief of police for the Department of Public Safety at Texas Southern University. Young, a veteran officer with Houston Police Department (HPD),...
TSU Debate Team continues winning streak — Thursday, April 06, 2017
Texas Southern University’s acclaimed Debate Team returned to campus after competing in the 27th annual International Forensics Tournament in Lima, Peru. The team finished in second place after several days of overall...
Research Week winners announced — Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Research Week 2017 was held March 27-31 at various locations on campus. Faculty, staff, and students competed in both oral and poster presentations. An awards program was held March 30 in the Tiger Room of Sterling Student Life Center. Some of the...
Hughes selected for Naismith Hall of Fame — Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Robert Hughes, top high school basketball coach and legendary Texas Southern University alumnus, is among 11 new members who will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The Class of 2017 will be honored...
Honors Day Convocation recognizes academic achievement — Monday, April 03, 2017
Students who obtained a perfect 4.0 GPA for the Fall and Spring semesters are (from left) Veronica Adams, Gaudencio Lucas, Samuel Kanu, Tuyen Nguyen, Farah Khawar, Janie Peacock, Erika Ferretiz, Raven Britt, Renald Moore, Oliverio Bravo, Rickeena...
University Honors Day Convocation slated for March 30 — Friday, March 10, 2017
The University Honors Day Convocation is scheduled for Thursday, March 30, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. in the Health and Physical Education Arena (H&PE). The University will honor students who have earned a GPA of 3.0 or above while completing 12...
TSU Spring Enrollment Facts and Figures — Thursday, March 09, 2017
The TSU Spring 2017 enrollment of 8,585 is extremely encouraging, especially when compared to first-day enrollment statistics from this time last year (Spring 2016). Here are just a few of the positive gains from our enrollment dashboards: 5.7%...
TSU expands online learning capability with new high-performance network service — Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Texas Southern has partnered with Comcast Business to expand the University’s network. Comcast’s high-performance Ethernet services will increase bandwidth to support TSU’s growing student population and aid online...
Maroon and Gray Affair keynote speaker was inspiration for Scandal — Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Judy Smith, president of Smith & Company, a top strategic and crisis communication firm in Washington, DC, will serve as keynote speaker for The Maroon & Gray Affair, a black-tie fund-raiser for Texas Southern University. The...
Retool Your School voting begins Feb. 24 — Tuesday, March 07, 2017
The Home Depot is back with its 2017 Retool Your School program. Texas Southern has been nominated and is now eligible to move into the voting phase of the process. The University has the opportunity to win up to $50,000 in campus improvement...
Kanu named Apple HBCU Scholar — Monday, March 06, 2017
Samuel Kanu, Electrical/Computer Engineering and Mathematics major, has been selected to join the Apple HBCU Scholars program. Kanu was one of 35 students named from 16 HBCUs. Apple hosted a five-day immersive experience at its...
Four-day summer work week is proposed — Thursday, March 02, 2017
TSU’s administration is proposing a four-day work week during the summer session to consolidate University resources and save money. An electronic survey went live on March 7 to gather feedback from the campus community. Faculty and...
Board of Regents honor SWAC basketball champions — Wednesday, March 01, 2017
TSU’s Board of Regents honored members of the men’s and women’s basketball teams on March 22 for their recent success during the 2016-2017 Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) season. Both teams won their...
FROM THE DESK OF THE PRESIDENT AUSTIN A. LANE — Wednesday, March 01, 2017
TSU Student organization seeks to empower fellow students — Wednesday, February 22, 2017
TSUNSCS officers shown (from left) are Makenna Pouengue, VP of Events; Nicole Sampy, VP of Community Service; Eniola Bankole, Treasurer; Goodluck Ijezie-Desbois, President; Javonna Smith, VP of Social Media; Darryl Gardner, Executive VP; Kylor...
TSU designated as a Beyond Traffic Innovation Center — Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Texas Southern University was recently designated by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) as a Beyond Traffic Innovation Center (BTIC).  The Center will be recognized by the U.S. DOT as a forward-thinking and influential...
TSU awarded $3.3 million grant from the Kellogg Foundation — Monday, February 20, 2017
The Barbara Jordan – Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University (TSU) was recently awarded a $3.3 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The grant will expand The HBCU Gulf Coast Equity Consortium, a...
NFL executive presented with inaugural TSU Pioneer Award — Friday, February 17, 2017
Texas Southern University honored Kevin Warren, the National Football League’s (NFL) highest ranking African American executive, with its inaugural Pioneer Award, February 4th in downtown Houston. Warren serves as chief...
Aviation program certifies its first private pilot — Monday, February 13, 2017
TSU aviation student David Thompson is one step closer to becoming an airline pilot after receiving his Private Pilot Certificate following a practical examination in a Cessna 172 at Ellington Field. Thompson is the first...
JHJ Alumni Chapter hosts annual soiree — Thursday, February 09, 2017
TSU's Jesse H. Jones School of Business Alumni Chapter (JHJAC) hosted its fourth annual Scholarship Soiree - Ninety Shades of Maroon and Grey – on January 21 at the Hilton Americas-Houston. The event celebrated...
Hall of Famers to be in spotlight when Gridiron Glory comes to Houston — Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Texas Southern University alumnus Michael Strahan, Southern University’s Aeneas Williams and Prairie View A&M’s Kenny Houston will be spotlighted as TSU brings one of...
COE honors top educators at Excellence gala — Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Texas Southern University’s College of Education (COE) honored outstanding alumni educators February 16 at its Excellence in Education Gala. Two graduates from COE’s disciplines including Counseling,...
2017 TSU Day at the Capitol — Friday, February 03, 2017
Over 250 students, faculty, staff and alumni participated in TSU Day at the Capitol. Texas Southern leadership and its contingent were acknowledged on the floor of the House and Senate, and visited legislative offices. Senator Borris Miles and...
TSU sees major boost in completion rates — Monday, December 12, 2016
Texas Southern University (TSU) is releasing its fall performance measures through its agency submission of the 84thregular session of the Automated Budget and Evaluation System of Texas (ABEST). The report indicates significant growth in...
Last updated: 09/25/2018