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Saturday, September 23 • 3:05pm - 4:05pm
What HBCUs Mean for Texas

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By enabling educational attainment and opportunity, they strengthen communities and lift up students and families


Moderators
avatar for Corrie MacLaggan (mod.)

Corrie MacLaggan (mod.)

Managing Editor at The Texas Tribune
MacLaggan has previously worked as a national correspondent for Reuters, writing and editing stories about Texas and nearby states and overseeing a network of freelance writers. Before joining Reuters, she covered Texas government and politics for the Austin American-Statesman. S... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Colette Pierce Burnette

Colette Pierce Burnette

President and CEO of Huston-Tillotson University
Pierce Burnette has led Huston-Tillotson since 2015. She serves on numerous boards and committees, including the steering committee for My Brother’s Keeper, an initiative started by President Obama to provide intervention and mentorship to young men of color, and on the board of... Read More →
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Austin Lane

President of Texas Southern University
Lane has served as head of TSU since 2016. Previously, he served as executive vice chancellor of Lone Star College. He also served as vice president for student affairs at Tyler Junior College, where he directed a college-wide enrollment management team, and as the dean of studen... Read More →
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Michael Sorrell

President of Paul Quinn College
Sorrell has served as president of Paul Quinn College since 2007. During his tenure, the college was named the historically black college or university (HBCU) of the year and Sorrell was recognized as HBCU Male President of the Year. Prior to his appointment, he was a member of the... Read More →
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James White

State Representative
White, R-Woodville, has represented House District 19 since 2010. He serves as chairman of the House Corrections Committee and sits on the International Trade & Intergovernmental Affairs Committee. Previously, White served as a professor of government at Angelina College. He is an alumnus of Prairie View... Read More →


Saturday September 23, 2017 3:05pm - 4:05pm
Flawn Academic Center, Auditorium 2304 Whitis Ave., Austin, Texas 78705