Honor to the Tigress Chief


TSU’s chief of police, Mary Young, was featured in the Houston Women’s History Tour in what is to be a fantastic start to Women’s History Month.

On March 6th, former veteran Houston Police Department officer and acting police chief of our university accepted her award, exuberating boundless tiger pride with a great smile on her face.

Young graduated from James Madison High at the young age of 16, moving then on to Prairie View A&M where she received her Bachelor’s in Communications and Law Enforcement, as well as a Masters in Criminology and Sociology. She went on to participate in several organizations such as the Institute of Social Justice, National Black Police Association, Houston Police Officer’s Union, African American Police Officer’s League, Houston Police Burial Fund Association, and Teach for America.

Having come to TSU in March of 2017, as well as receiving honors as one of the most influential women in Houston by Houston Women Magazine, she is an incredibly positive for our lady Tigers and the young women beyond Texas Southern’s walls.

Author: Herald Staff