Former TSU president remembered in memorial service

January 25, 2008 5:17:42 PM PST
Hundreds of people turned out to remember the late former TSU president Leonard Spearman. The university held a memorial service Friday morning for Spearman, who served as Texas Southern University president from 1980-1986. During that time, Spearman led initiatives that helped get accreditation for the university's schools of law and pharmacy and MBA program.

Spearman also served as the US ambassador to two African countries -- the republic of Rwanda and kingdom of Lesotho. The 78 year old Spearman died of a stroke last week.

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