Texas Southern University Building a New Library Learning Center

Texas Southern University, the historically Black educational institution in Houston, recently broke ground on its new Library Learning Center. Construction of the new five-story, $43 million building is expected to be completed in the fall of 2019.

In addition to library space, the 137,000-square-foot building will include space for the university’s online and distance education programs, administrative offices, a board room, and offices for student support services.

Austin A. Lane, president of Texas Southern University, stated that “this new Library Learning Center will serve as an intellectual hub not only for the university, but for the community at large. Students, academics, and library patrons will have an array of resources at their fingertips. The library at Texas Southern will become a landmark on our campus.”

Glenn O. Lewis, chair of the university’s board of regents, added that “the influence this new Library Learning Center will have on the lives of Texas Southern University students will last for generations. We look forward to a library that is efficient and dedicated to serving all aspects of higher learning from serving a freshman just stepping onto campus to a doctoral student doing research looking for that next breakthrough to serve society.”


Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Two Black Scholars Appointed to Faculty Positions

The new faculty are Esther Jones at Brown University and Dagmawi Woubshet at the University of Pennsylvania.

Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision is Established at Bowie State University

"The new program will help to increase the number of counselor educators within the counseling field and the number of competent Black counselor educators," says Dr. Otis Williams, chair of the Bowie State University department of counseling and psychological studies.

Elizabeth City State University Partners With the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to Increase Representation of Black Graduate...

"We are excited by this partnership with UT Health Science Center and the opportunities this brings to our students who wish to pursue advanced degrees," said Kuldeep Rawat, dean of the Elizabeth City State University School of Science, Health and Technology.

Kimberly White-Smith Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education

“Through her leadership and scholarship, Dr. White-Smith inspires a new generation of teachers to serve students and approach their work with equity, compassion, and respect,” said Gail F. Baker, provost and senior vice president at the University of San Diego. 

Featured Jobs