In Memoriam: Wright Lassiter Jr., 1934-2019


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Wright Lassiter Jr., the first African American chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District in Texas, passed away on July 2, 2019. He was 85 years old. Dr. Lassiter was appointed chancellor of Dallas County Community College District in 2007. During his tenure, he oversaw a $450 million bond election which resulted in the construction of 29 buildings on campus. He retired in 2014 but continued to serve as a graduate school faculty member at Dallas Baptist University. Dr. Lassiter served for 20 years as president of El Centro College in Dallas. He previously served as president o...