HOUSTON (October 25, 2019) –TSU President, Dr. Austin A. Lane, was recently named to the 2020 Executive Committee of the Council of Public University Presidents and Chancellors (CPUPC). This 20-year-old Council, based in Austin, is comprised of the chief executive officers of Texas’ publicly-supported general academic universities, two Lamar State Colleges and the Lamar Institute of Technology, system offices and health science centers. It encourages inter-cooperation in meeting the higher education goals of the state, and it typically meets on the day before the quarterly meetings of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
“As President of Texas Southern University, I look forward to representing the unique needs of our university on this CPUPC committee, as well as collaborating with our fellow universities to ensure that we receive the maximum level of support from the THECB and the State Legislature,” said Dr. Lane.
He will serve alongside the presidents of UTSA, Lamar Institute of Technology, UT Arlington, University of Houston, UH Downtown, Texas A&M University-Central Texas and UT Permian Basin on the FY2020 Executive Committee.
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Texas Southern University (TSU) honors our designation as a special-purpose institution for urban programming and research. TSU is a comprehensive university providing higher education access to the nation’s underserved communities. TSU’s academic and research programs address critical urban issues, and prepares its diverse student population to become a force for positive change in a global society. TSU offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs and concentrations – bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees – organized into 10 colleges and schools on a 150-acre campus nestled in the heart of Houston’s historic Third Ward. The University’s enrollment has a population of more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate-school academic candidates. Texas Southern has been a distinguished educational pioneer since 1927, and the University has become one of the most diverse and respected institutions in Texas. TSU has positioned itself as a proactive leader in educating underserved students and many who are the first in their family to attend college.