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Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette

2019 Honorary Chair

Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, joined Huston-Tillotson University as President and Chief Executive Officer July 1, 2015. Dr. Pierce Burnette is an experienced leader in higher education with a deep commitment to student success.

Dr. Pierce Burnette knows the meaning of “humble beginnings” and has combined her intelligence quotient (IQ), emotional intelligence (EQ), entrepreneurial spirit, and technical knowledge to forge successful careers in engineering, information technology, and education.  

A strong proponent of civic and community engagement, Dr. Pierce Burnette hosted the “No Risk, No Reward: Taking The Risk To Do What You Want With Your Career” panel discussion during the 2015 Texas Conference for Women. Locally, Dr. Pierce Burnette is a member of Austin Area Research Organization (AARO) and the steering committee for My Brother’s Keeper.  She also sits on the board of directors of Girl Scouts of Central Texas, Leadership Austin, and the Greater Austin Area African American Chamber of Commerce. Nationally, Dr. Pierce Burnette serves on the Minority Engineering Advisory board for The Ohio State University’s College of Engineering, is a member of the National Society of Black Engineers, Valley Arts United, the National Council of Negro Women, Puyallup Area Aging in Place Coalition, Texnikoi, the Black Data Processing Association, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., to name only a few.

Her many honors include the Ohio State University Outstanding Engineering Alumnus Award, United States Army Distinguished Civilian Volunteer Service Medal Award, Thurgood Marshall Foundation Chief Information Officer of the Year Award, Dayton Business Journal Chief Fiscal Officer of the Year Award, and the National Diversity Council Glass Ceiling Award.

Dr. Pierce Burnette earned her Master of Science Degree in Administration with honors from Georgia College in Milledgeville in 1983 after completing a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Ohio State University in Columbus in 1980. In 2003, Dr. Pierce Burnette was accepted and graduated from the Harvard Graduate School’s Education Management Development Program. She also completed an Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration at the University of Pennsylvania in 2015.

Dr. Pierce Burnette is married to Daarel and they have two adult children (Daarel II of Washington, DC and Daana of New York, NY).

Celebrate Dr. Pierce Burnette - ignite power in girls! Become a 2019 Honorary Chair sponsor!


 

Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette,
Honorary Chair Sponsorship Level Benefits ($2,500)

  • Join Dr. Pierce Burnette’s Host Committee

  • Access our Milestone Happy Hour on October 23rd from 5:30 - 7:30 PM at the W Hotel where we will recognize Dr. Pierce Burnette for her contributions to girls and women of Austin

  • Highlighted name placement on conference communications including web and social media

  • Recognition in conference signage at the event

  • Name/logo highlight at Power Chats Conference Session

Empowerment Sponsorship Level Benefits ($5,000)

  • Premiere name placement on Dr. Pierce Burnette’s Host Committee

  • Name/logo on conference bags

  • Photo opportunities

  • Access our Milestone Happy Hour on October 23rd from 5:30 - 7:30 PM at the W Hotel where we will recognize Dr. Pierce Burnette for her contributions to girls and women of Austin

  • Highlighted name placement on conference communications including web and social media

  • Recognition in conference signage

  • Name/logo highlight at Power Chats Conference Session