Powerhouse Angela Rye is set to bring in Texas Southern University’s 2019 Spring Commencement Address.  Rye is known for her unique perspective as a political strategist in the nation’s capital. On May 18, 2019, she will address matriculating students at both the 8:00 am and 12:30 pm ceremonies.  It will all take place in the Health and Physical Education Arena on the TSU campus in Houston.

Rye is principal and CEO of IMPACT Strategies, a political advocacy firm in Washington D.C. The Seattle native has been published in several media outlets, from Ebony to the Washington Post.  She is a regular on-air personality for BET, CNN, MSBC, C-SPAN and TV One. Rye engages in challenging conversations and has become a critical voice on many of the pressing issues of our time. She has an unwavering commitment to ensuring positive change in the political process.

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Rye develops tailor-made solutions for high profile clients and is highly sought after for her approach to political strategy, issue advocacy, and public engagement. Rye has over a decade of experience in government contracting, homeland security, civil rights, higher education political fundraising, strategic communications, and issue advocacy. She began her career in legislative advocacy and has a deep passion and commitment to shoring up efforts to increase knowledge of the political process for her colleagues, peers, and others nationwide.

Hailing from the University of Washington and Seattle University School of Law, Rye serves on the boards of the following groups: Congressional Black Caucus Institute, Seattle University School of Law Alumni Board, Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network and Government Technology & Services Coalition.  She is also a member of The Links, Incorporated, the Washington Government Relations Group, the National Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.