Colette Pierce Burnette

Pres & CEO
Huston Tillotson University

Ranking as the first female President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the historic Huston-Tillotson University, Austin’s oldest institution of higher learning and only historically black college and university (HBCU), Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette has proven to be a successful educational leader. Last year, Dr. Burnette was named an Austin Fab Five by the Seedling Foundation, a Top 25 Woman in the nation in Higher Education by a leading higher education magazine, DIVERSE, and received the Community Hero award from the Anti-Defamation League.



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