President Earvin Announces Retirement
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Huston-Tillotson University president Larry Earvin has announced plans to retire June 30, 2015. Since joining the university in 2000, President Earvin has guided the institution through reaccreditation, student development programs and campus improvements. Most recently, guided the modernization of the award-winning Downs-Jones Library and the introduction of several educational programs including the Adult Education Program, criminal justice, communication and others. During his tenure at HT, Dr. Earvin also served as Chair of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the body that manages school accredition for schools, colleges and universities in the southern region.
One of Dr. Earvin’s annual events has been the M.A.S.K.E.D. Ball, Mankind Assisting Students Kindle Educational Dreams (MASKED), which raisea money to support student-oriented programs.
The university recently established a committee to commence the search for the sixth president of Huston-Tillotson University. The search committee is headed by Mr. Trennis Jones who serves as the Treasurer for the HT Broad of Trustees.
YOU MADE IT; NOW WHAT?
Datrick Edwards, staff writer
In The U.S., African Americans have a 42% chance of graduating from an institution of higher learning. I had the privilege of interviewing one of these positive statistics, Karlie Wright, a double major graduate both math AND computer science, who is in hopes of gaining some insight on preparation for life after Huston-Tillotson University.
When asked about her stay at Huston-Tillotson Karlie had nothing but positive things to say. “it’s a really nice campus and the people are all willing to help you if you really need it; the staff, the faculty, they’ve all helped me in some way.”
Robert F. Smith, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Vista Equity Partners LLC will deliver the commencement address. Huston-Tillotson University commence is Saturday, May 10, 2015 at 8:30.
The university convocation precedes Friday, May 9 at 10a.