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John Quiñones speaks at second annual Agosto Diversity Lecture

Host of ‘What Would You Do?’ Discusses Ethics, Discrimination, and Racism in Agosto Diversity Lecture

John Quiñones — creator and host of the thought-provoking ABC series “What Would You Do?” — inspired and challenged the crowd Tuesday during the second annual Agosto Diversity Lecture hosted by South Texas College of Law Houston’s Benny Agosto, Jr. Diversity Center.

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Staff Spotlight: New Senior Director of DEI Brings Two Decades of Experience to Key Role

Donna M. Davis, J.D. —recently named the senior director for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Benny Agosto, Jr. Diversity Center at South Texas College of Law Houston —said she learned the value of education, a high work ethic, empathy, and communication early in life from her mom and dad.

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NAACP President Derrick Johnson to Present Inaugural Diversity Lecture Oct. 4, Hosted by The Benny Agosto, Jr. Diversity Center at STCL Houston

NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson ’97, a South Texas College of Law Houston alumnus, will present the Inaugural Diversity Lecture Oct. 4 for The Benny Agosto, Jr. Diversity Center at STCL Houston.

Johnson has led the national NAACP since 2017. He formerly served as vice chairman of the NAACP National Board of Directors and as state president for the Mississippi State Conference NAACP. He has helped guide the association through a period of re-envisioning and reinvigoration.

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The Benny Agosto, Jr. Diversity Center has Named its First Two Diversity Fellows

The Benny Agosto, Jr. Diversity Center at South Texas College of Law Houston has named its first two diversity fellows: Esther Oni and Raul Martinez. 

Agosto’s generous support of the diversity center at STCL Houston last fall and combined two of his life passions: giving back to the community and encouraging more diversity in the legal field.

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A DIVERSE PERSPECTIVE: What We Wish the Legal Profession Knew

South Texas College of Law alumna Kenesha Starling ’20 served as the first Black editor in chief of the South Texas Law Review in 2019-20. Eric Williams II, a May 2022 J.D. candidate, is the current editor in chief of the Law Review. Encouraged by Dean Barry and Vice President Moore, Chanae Williams, a May 2022 J.D. candidate and articles editor for the South Texas Law Review, captured a candid discussion with Starling and Williams that explores diversity, equity and inclusion within the legal profession. 

CW: What are some misconceptions about Black law students and attorneys that need to be dispelled?

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Texas Access to Justice Board Resolution Recognizes $3M Gift from Alumnus Benny Agosto, Jr. and STCL Houston’s Efforts to Increase Diversity in Legal Field

The Texas Access to Justice Foundation Board of Directors unanimously adopted a resolution Dec. 10 to recognize South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) and its accomplished alumnus Benny Agosto, Jr., ’95 for taking action to create a more diverse pipeline of law students entering the legal profession.

“South Texas was honored that the Texas Access to Justice Foundation recognized Benny and Nikki Agosto and our school for our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal profession and greater access to justice,” said Michael F. Barry, president and dean. “Our goal is to become the most intentionally and successfully diverse law school in the nation, and this resolution was an encouraging affirmation of our collective efforts.”

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Joining Forces: Seeking clemency for Camp Logan soldiers unjustly convicted, punished in Houston in 1917

A large crowd of community leaders gathered at South Texas College of Law Houston (STCL Houston) Friday to officially commemorate the law school’s ongoing collaboration with the NAACP Houston Branch to fight for clemency for the 110 soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment convicted by General Courts-Martial for their alleged role in the 1917 Camp Logan uprising.

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