David Hughes – Prairie View A&M University – Morehouse College
Class of December 2012 | Industry: Education/Sports
David Hughes received his Bachelor of Art in Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Health Education from Morehouse College in December 2012 and his Masters of Education from Prairie View A&M University in August 2014. While obtaining his Masters from PVAMU, he created the curriculum and become the co- implementer of a mentoring program geared to help increase African American male’s retention and graduation rates at PVAMU. The program is called the Men Achieving Leadership Excellence Initiative and is implemented in conjunction with the Vice President for Administration, Dr. Michael McFrazier and the Director of the Student Academic Success Center, Josette Bradford.
While at Morehouse, David had the opportunity to intern for ESPN and for the athletic department at the University of Miami. Those experiences helped him gain employment with the Houston Texans where he works as a game day corporate development associate. He also works as an adjunct professor at Prairie View A&M University and Lone Star College. He has the distinction of being the youngest male professor in the department of education at PVAMU. Continuing his education, David is currently enrolled as a doctoral student in the Educational Leadership program at PVAMU where he was selected as a 2015 Emerging Scholar by the American Educational Research Association.
He was also elected the first student Diversity Committee Member from a Historically Black College and University with the North American Society for Sport Management, selected by the Houston Area Urban League as an education panelist, a United States department of education registered grant reviewer and a member of the Emerging 100 of Metropolitan Houston, a young professional group for 100 Black Men of Metropolitan Houston. He is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated, Texas and Houston Alliance of Black School educators and currently serves as the Secretary of the Morehouse College Houston Alumni Association.