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Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette

Huston-Tillotson University
President and Chief Executive Officer

Ranking as the first female president and CEO of the historic Huston-Tillotson University, Austin’s oldest institution of higher learning and only historically black college and university (HBCU), Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette has proven to be a successful educational leader. Before becoming a university president, Dr. Burnette was a successful engineer with widely-known organizations from being a computer analyst for The Washington Post to an operations support engineer for Proctor and Gamble.