Huston-Tillotson University

Huston-Tillotson University

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Huston-Tillotson University is a historically black university in Austin, Texas. The school is affiliated with the United Methodist Church, the United Church of Christ, and the United Negro College Fund.


The history of Huston - Tillotson University lies in two schools: Tillotson College and Samuel Huston College.

Tillotson Collegiate and Normal Institute was chartered as a coeducational school in 1877 by the American Missionary Society of Congregational churches and its namesake, George Jeffrey Tillotson.cite web|url=|title=Tillotson College: The Handbook of Texas Online] It opened on January 17, 1881 and had 12 presidents: "William E. Brooks, first president (1881-85), was succeeded by John Hershaw (1886), Henry L. Lubbell (1886-1889), William M. Brown (1889-93), Winfield S. Goss (1894-95), Marshall R. Gaines (1896-1904), Arthur W. Partch (1905-06), Isaac M. Agard (1907-18), and Francis W. Fletcher (1919-23). J. T. Hodges, the first African American to be president (1924-29), was followed by Mary E. Branchqv (1930-44) and William H. Jones, who became president in 1944." Tillotson College was a women's college from 1926-1935.

Samuel Huston College developed out of an 1876 Methodist Episcopal conference.cite web|url=|title=Samuel Huston College: The Handbook of Texas Online] An 1883 agreement with the Freedmen's Aid Society led to the development of the college. The college was named after Samuel Huston of Marengo, Iowa and the college opened in 1900.

On October 24, 1952 Tillotson College and Samuel Huston College merged to form Huston-Tillotson College.cite web|url=|title=Huston-Tillotson College] It then became Huston-Tillotson University on February 28, 2005. [cite web|url=|title=Huston-Tillotson renamed as university to alter perceptions]


Anthony and Louise Viaer – Alumni Hall

The Anthony and Louise Viaer – Alumni Hall (formerly known as the Old Administration Building) is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Residence halls

The university has two residence halls. [cite web|url=|title=Residence Halls|publisher=Huston-Tillotson University]
* Beard-Burrows Residence Hall is for male students
* Allen-Frazier Residence Hall is for female students

Notable alumni

Further reading

* [ Tillotson College: The Handbook of Texas Online]
* [ Samuel Huston College: The Handbook of Texas Online]
* [ Huston-Tillotson College: The Handbook of Texas Online]


External links

* [] Official web site
* [ Huston-Tillotson University] at MySpace

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