The Reservoir of Hope with Colette Pierce Burnette

As President of Huston-Tillotson University, Dr. Burnette reflects on the hope she receives from her students, many of whom are first-generation, and how maintaining hope helps her to navigate the challenging landscape of higher education today.

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Colette Pierce Burnette

President/CEO, Huston-Tillotson University

Dr. Burnette is the first female President and CEO of the historic Huston-Tillotson University, Austin’s oldest institution of higher learning and only historically black college and university. At Huston-Tillotson, she adopted a set of core values – with the acronym IDEAL (Integrity, Diversity, Excellence, Accountability, and Leadership) which guides all things and people of Huston-Tillotson, from operation to the over 1,100 students and 100 faculty and staff.


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Huston-Tillotson University (HT) nurtures a legacy of leadership and excellence in education, connecting knowledge, power, passion, and values. Find out more about HT and support their mission by visiting https://htu.edu

Reservoirs of Resilience is inspired by the monograph written by Bishop Janice Huie. Read the full publication here.

"That's Something" music and lyrics by Billy Crockett, © 2016 Spare Room Music, BMI, from the album In Session (with Roscoe Beck), Blue Rock Artists, 2020

"Resilience" music by Billy Crockett, © 2021 Spare Room Music, BMI

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