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The Office of University Advancement supports Texas Southern University through its fundraising, constituent management, public relations communications programs and initiatives.

University Advancement includes the Offices of Development, the Office of Alumni Relations and Special Events, the Office of Marketing and Communications, and the 90.9 KTSU Radio Station.

For all press inquiries, please contact Karen Celestan at Karen.Celestan@TSU.EDU


Leadership Team

Melinda Spaulding

Vice President, University Advancement & Media Relations

(713) 313-1361


Isoke H. Frank-Williams

Operations Manager

(713) 313-1361

Connie Cochran

Assistant VP of Alumni Relations& Special Events

(713) 313-7606


Ernest Walker

General Manager, KTSU FM

(713) 301-7999

Jeffrey Shaw

Associate Vice President, Development

(713) 313-4257