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Rise to the Top: Lesia Crumpton-Young of Texas Southern University

Published Jan 16, 2023 by A.J. Mistretta


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Lesia Crumpton-Young

In this episode of the Partnership's Rise to the Top podcast, we're talking to Dr. Lesia Crumpton-Young, President of Texas Southern University. We explore TSU’s 90-plus-year journey from junior college to one of the most respected universities in our region and Lesia’s appointment to lead the prestigious institution.

Host and Partnership Chief Development Officer Katie Pryor talks with Lesia about the higher education landscape in Houston, her personal journey in academia and what advice she has for the next generation of female professionals.

Other topics include the evolution of opportunities for Black women and the specific challenges facing the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). We also learn about some of the Houston places and experiences that are special to Lesia as a newer Houstonian.  

Launched in 2021, the Greater Houston Partnership's Rise to the Top podcast aims to amplify the insight of accomplished female leaders in the Houston region. 

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