Charlene M. James-Piper, Ed.D.

Executive Director

Favorite Quote:

Let's Be Brilliant. This is the motto I came up with for the Student Academic Support Services Department. I believe the students I serve are brilliant. They may not see it yet, but I am committed to helping them find their brilliance and direct it towards their success as a student. -Dr. James-Piper


Dr. James builds strategy-rich student-centered programming in the areas of academic success, professional development, and instructional communication. She has spent her career designing curriculum and programming that maximizes the needs of the Millennial Learner to increase effectiveness in the college classroom. She has written curriculum for several colleges, assisted faculty in designing curriculum and facilitated lessons for effective learning, 

Previously the Director for The Center for Legal Pedagogy at Thurgood Marshall School of Law, she is now the Executive Director for Student Academic Support Services and The First Year Experience at Texas Southern University. 

Dr. James-Piper received her B.A. from Hollins University, her M.A. from Texas State University, and her Ed.D. from Texas Southern University. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. 

Sannie M. Reagan, Ph.D.

Assistant Director of Building & Operations

Favorite Quote:

I'll Do it!