The purpose of the UNCF® Career Pathways Initiative (CPI) at Huston-Tillotson University is to provide a seamless path from college to career. Students who are considering majoring in business administration, communication, computer science, or kinesiology will have the opportunity to engage in a four-year individualized academic experience that will lead to a career upon graduation.

During the RAM Career Connections Summer Program students will:
● Participate in leadership development
● Engage in career workshops
● Tour major Austin corporations
● Be assigned a career coach
● Develop a career portfolio
● Participate in presentations and conferences

RAM Career Connections Admission Criteria:
● Expressed interest in business administration, communication, computer science, or kinesiology   (additional focus areas in 2018)
● Must meet the Huston-Tillotson admission criteria
● Be admitted into Huston-Tillotson University as a first-time freshman

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Colette Pierce Burnette is one of three finalists to be next president at Huston-Tillotson University.



“I am extremely pleased to announce that the University has been awarded a $1 Million Career Pathway Initiative (CPI) grant from UNCF “

-Dr.Colette Pierce Burnette

President and CEO, Huston-Tillotson University


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Faculty Trailblazers in the fields of Communication, Computer Science, and Kinesiology, will facilitate oncourse per semester for the cohort beginning with a First Year Experience course and ending with a Senior Capstone. Each course will integrate career skills and experiential learning that will lead to certification and employment. Partnerships established with Austin companies and international organizations will bcultivated to produce internships and career abroad opportunities for Program participants.



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Meet Dr. Azubike Okpalaeze

Computer Information Systems professional with a background in educational programs, systems, instructional hardware, and software adaptation in teaching and learning, design, support, and installation to enhance activities in areas such as curriculum development, student assessment, student advisement, and program assessment.

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Meet Dr. Carlos Cervantes

Dr. Cervantes has a background in physical education, adapted physical education and physical activity promotion. Dr. Cervantes has a number of peer-reviewed publications in the area of physical education. He served as the Assistant Teacher, Eugenio M. De Hostos High School (Title I), Department of Education District of Mayaguez, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; Adjunct Faculty, Health and Sports Science Department. Capital University, Columbus, Ohio; Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Human Performance, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas; and is currently Assistant Professor and Chair, Department of Kinesiology, Huston-Tillotson University.

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Meet Dr. Carol Adams-Means

Dr. Carol L. Adams-Means is an Associate Professor of Communication at Huston-Tillotson University. She holds Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. She is academically qualified (AQ) with a post-doctorate in Marketing & Management from the Hough Graduate School of Business, Warrington College of Business at The University of Florida at Gainesville.



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Meet Dr. Rhonda Moses

A seasoned higher education administrator with over 15 years of experience with sponsored programs and P-20 Initiatives including: college readiness, retention, student success programs, multicultural affairs and TRIO. Dr. Moses has trained higher education professionals on program evaluation, assessment and effective program implementation.

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