Texas Southern University, the historically Black educational institution in Houston has announced the establishment of the Urban Research and Resource Center. The center will combine scholarly endeavors with community outreach to develop and expand research programs.
Austin Lane, President of Texas Southern University, said that “we must remain connected to our community at all times. This research center will provide our students and faculty with the necessary resources to study and address the most pressing issues that urban communities face.”
The new center is under the direction of Marcia Johnson a professor at the university’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law. Professor Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a law degree from the University of Florida. She joined the faculty at the university in 1998.