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Dr. Wright Lassiter's educational background includes:
Dr. Lassiter joined DCCCD as president of El Centro College in August 1986. Prior to that time, he served as:
Dr. Lassiter has long-term experience in higher education administration:
The DCCCD chancellor is actively involved in the community. His current and past activities include:
In 2002, he was nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as a member of the National Advisory Council to the National Endowment for the Humanities. He previously served as a commissioner for the United States Commission on Minority Business Development and as a member of the Texas Council for the Humanities.
Lassiter is a Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Management at DBU and holds an honorary doctor of humanities degree from that institution. In 1995, he was elected to the Indiana University Academy of Alumni Fellows by the IU Kelley School of Business, and he also served a six-year term on the board of advisors for the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University. He currently serves on the advisory board for the Center of Excellence in Science and Mathematics at Morehouse College in Atlanta.
Honors and AwardsLassiter has received a number of honors and awards, including: