HOUSTON – Dec. 14, 2022 – Texas Southern University and Regions Bank on Wednesday announced a $50,000 community partnership to support programming and scholarships for TSU’s Jesse H. Jones School of Business (JHJ). In addition to Regions’ $50,000 grant to TSU, bank associates will support the new collaboration by participating in educational and mentoring activities with students.
“The community partnership between TSU and Regions Bank will be invaluable for our students and faculty,” said Melinda Spaulding, vice president for advancement and communications. “Our university is a premiere producer of diverse talent. We are excited that Regions Bank recognizes the value of our TSU students and the difference this collaboration will make in their lives.”
The gift will support TSU’s Future Bankers Leadership Program (FBLP). FBLP was established in the fall of 2021 to give TSU business students direct exposure to commercial banking and introduce them to the industry through a formal curriculum, interaction with executives and industry mentors, and commercial banking internships. The contribution aligns with Regions Bank’s strategic focus on elevating education and workforce readiness initiatives.
Our university is a premiere producer of diverse talent. We are excited that Regions Bank recognizes the value of our TSU students and the difference this collaboration will make in their lives.
Melinda Spaulding, vice president for advancement and communications at Texas Southern University
“TSU’s Future Bankers Leadership Program is preparing students for successful careers in financial services by combining classroom learning with interactive experiences,” said John Stacy, Commercial Banking leader and market executive for Regions Bank in Houston. “Regions Bank is proud to support this program with our gift and through the support of our associates. We view this community partnership as a way to not only shape tomorrow’s banking leaders, but to shape Houston’s future community leaders.”
For two consecutive semesters, FBLP students achieved a 100% passage rate on the Risk Management Association Credit Essentials Certificate, giving them a distinct advantage as they pursue careers in the finance and banking industry.
The gift from Regions Bank will also support scholarships.
About Texas Southern University
Texas Southern University (TSU) honors our designation as a special-purpose institution for urban programming and research. TSU is a comprehensive university providing higher education access to the nation’s underserved communities. TSU’s academic and research programs address critical urban issues and prepares its diverse student population to become a force for positive change in a global society. TSU offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs and concentrations – bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and professional degrees – organized into 10 colleges and schools on a 150-acre campus nestled in the heart of Houston’s historic Third Ward. The University’s enrollment has a population of more than 7.500 undergraduate and graduate-school academic candidates. Texas Southern has been a distinguished educational pioneer since 1927, and the University has become one of the most diverse and respected institutions in Texas. TSU has positioned itself as a proactive leader in educating underserved students and many who are the first in their family to attend college.
About Regions Financial Corporation
Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $158 billion in assets, is a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, and mortgage products and services. Regions serves customers across the South, Midwest and Texas, and through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates approximately 1,300 banking offices and more than 2,000 ATMs. Regions Bank is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. Additional information about Regions and its full line of products and services can be found at www.regions.com.