Houston native and legendary entrepreneur/music mogul James Prince will receive an honorary doctorate degree from Texas Southern University during Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Prince will be honored with a Doctorate of Humane Letters at the 8 a.m. ceremony, which will be held in the Health & Physical Education (H&PE) Arena.
“J. Prince is a Houston icon, and his connection to Texas Southern is strong,” TSU President Dr. Austin A. Lane said in a press release. “In honoring him with this degree, we are expressing our appreciation for his ongoing support, and we are sending a message to all of the TSU community that following one’s dreams, against all odds, leads to great things.”
Prince visited Texas Southern University last fall as the book released. The mogul spoke to hundreds of students about the lessons he’s learned throughout his career. Due to multiple connections he has with the university, including internships that his label, Rap-A-Lot Records provides to TSU students, it propelled him to establish a scholarship last month for Texas Southern students.
“The love and support shown to me when I visited TSU was tremendous,” said Prince. “I’m honored to be able to give back to the university in a variety of ways, and I’m humbled to receive this degree.”