Bruce August, director of the University of Texas Dallas Multicultural Center, died unexpectedly on Sunday, April 9, 2023.
He was a Life Member of Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education and served the state board in various positions.
“On behalf of The Texas Association of Black Personnel In Higher Education, my prayers and thoughts are with the family of Bruce August, Jr., said TABPHE President Dr. LaVelle Hendricks. “Bruce’s life was one of service to his students at the University of Texas at Dallas and TABPHE. He was loved and highly-valued by his immediate family and those of us who personally knew him. His contributions to TABPHE are unmatched. The infectious smile and the can-do work attitude are his hallmarks. The Texas Association of Black Personnel in Higher Education is a better organization by the commitment, work ethic, and leadership Bruce gave and demonstrated on a daily basis.”
Bruce earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from UT Dallas and a Master of Education Degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of North Texas. He was pursuing a public affairs doctorate degree at UT Dallas at the time of his death.