“To my dear genius generation, my mighty Rams,” begins a heartfelt letter from Huston-Tillotson University President Colette Pierce Burnette to the graduates.

President Burnette let her students know that she understands how we are all experiencing unprecedented times and she reminded the seniors that they “continued Huston-Tillotson University’s legacy of 145 years of excellence.” She also shared that she missed them, but the world needs them, and knowing this helps her cope.

The Austin, Texas historically-Black college university (HBCU) is the oldest institution of higher education and the only HBCU in Austin.

“You have a dream that is no longer deferred, I salute you”

Congratulations to the Huston-Tillotson University Class of 2020.