S&P Global begins partnership with TSU with $100,000 scholarship pledge

Posted on Friday, October 07, 2022

S&P Global begins partnership with TSU with $100,000 scholarship pledge

S&P Global announces $100,000 scholarship pledge during visit to Jesse H. Jones School of Business

Texas Southern University’s Jesse H. Jones School of Business recently hosted S&P Global to kick off what one S&P official called “a very deep partnership.” Along with that announcement, the company pledged $100,000 for student scholarships.

“We’re really looking to come at this in a very holistic way understanding what students really need to thrive and be job ready,” said Annette O’Hanlon, S&P Global Chief Corporate Responsibility and Diversity Officer. “Some of that is the internship element, some of that is the financial support for students themselves. Some of it is just deeper skills and knowledge and expertise that they just want to carry forward as they begin their job search. So, it’s really opening that door so they can learn about S&P Global, we can learn about them and what they need, and approach this in a much more holistic way.”

S&P Global is a financial data and analytics firm with products that include the S&P 500. The company is based in New York but has a large commodities business based in Houston.

“The partnership with S&P Global not only creates opportunity for our students, but it also gives our faculty a chance to understand how S&P is doing and incorporating those knowledge skills that match with industry,” said Jesse H. Jones School of Business dean David Yen. “It contributes to our students’ knowledge and skills and makes them much more competitive.”

“We started this relationship with TSU a couple of years ago and then COVID hit,” said Cheryl Baxter, head of S&P’s Corporate Social Advocacy Programs. “We have been wanting to deepen our relationship with Texas Southern University. We have a couple of great hires that we’ve been able to make over the last couple of years. But we all know HBCUs play a major role in educating future black leaders and we are looking to really tap into that talent.”

In addition to the educational sessions during its visit, S&P Global is providing TSU’s School of Business faculty with access to its market intelligence programs.


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Last updated: 10/07/2022