Letter from the President
Dr. Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D.
Tri-State University and women.
Two mutually exclusive entities? Hardly.
Tri-State University has long recognized women as an invaluable source of innovation and leadership. Contributions from women permeate our school's history, from the professors who have taught in our classrooms, to the scholars who have chaired our academic departments, to the trustees who have efficiently moved our institution forward.
Outstanding female students have also found in TSU a place to explore ideas, and to absorb knowledge with a thirst born of an awareness of the battle their female ancestors waged for enlightenment and equality.
Nothing restricts a pioneering spirit.
This issue of Discover magazine will introduce you to a group of women whose life journeys, at some point, intersected with TSU and in so doing, became even more remarkable. Their histories begin with the earliest ranks of TSU women scholars, at a time barely removed from the Constitutional amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote. Those who followed explored fields theretofore rarely examined by women, opening the doors for their pioneering sisters to come. Today's TSU women alumnae work side-by-side with their male counterparts in laboratories, classrooms, corporations, and human service agencies.
With their success, our mission to serve all students continues. As we further strengthen the established excellence of our academic offerings, we know we will intellectually stir other talented students, women and men of all ages and races, to reach their highest potential and pass on that knowledge to others in their communities, their workplaces, their classrooms.
In addition, we will continue to explore new ways to more fully instruct and engage our students in the disciplines necessary to protect our planet and benefit our nation.
We salute these remarkable women. They are emblematic of distinguished leaders everywhere. By setting a high standard, they challenge all TSU students to achieve and then raise the bar, incognizant of supposed limits.
Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D.