PICTURED ABOVE: D.C. Meeting with Secretary Of Education John B. King, Jr.
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18) and new Texas Southern University (TSU) President Dr. Austin A. Lane, recently met with new U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. in Washington D.C. TSU board chair Derrick Mitchell also attended the meeting.
King, who was appointed by President Barack Obama and assumed the role of Secretary of Education upon Senate confirmation in March, met with Congresswoman Jackson Lee and President Lane, to discuss the important issues related to helping TSU become one of the nation’s preeminent comprehensive metropolitan universities and helping the surrounding community.
TSU is a student-centered comprehensive doctoral university committed to ensuring equality, offering innovative programs that are responsive to its urban setting, and transforming diverse students into lifelong learners, engaged citizens, and creative leaders in their local, national and global communities. They are recognized by the excellence of their programs, the quality of their instruction, their innovative research and creative activities, and their commitment to be a contributing partner to our community, state, nation and world.
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee has been a champion for TSU and was instrumental in leading the initiative to get Financial Aid Relief for the students and campus of Texas Southern University in the amount of $13 plus million dollars. She also continues to keep the university and the surrounding community informed about major issues impacting citizens of the city of Houston and the state of Texas, such as Health Care, Economic Development, Education and Social Security, amongst other things.
The Forward Times will keep its readers abreast of any updates that come on the heels of this recent introductory meeting that benefit TSU and the surrounding communities.