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Dr. Mignette Yvonne Dorsey


Dr. Mignette Yvonne Dorsey was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She is an award-winning former newspaper journalist, having worked for Houston Community Newspapers, The Houston Post, and The Houston Chronicle. She has also worked as a spokesperson for the city of Houston and was the city’s first Bicycle-Pedestrian Coordinator, appointed by Mayor Lee P. Brown. After her stint in politics, she taught high school journalism and reading and is currently a professor of English at Lone Star College-Houston North. As a child, Dr. Dorsey became familiar with her father’s historical struggle for civil rights via newspaper articles, but it was during her years at The Houston Post that she began researching in earnest. Her book,  Speak Truth to Power, the Story of Charles Patrick, a Civil Rights Pioneer, was published by The University of Alabama Press and is available on Amazon. Dr. Dorsey is also a 2017 alumnus of Lone Star College’s Leadership Academy, a 2016 alumnus of the Deans and Chairs Institute, and a 2021 Lone Star College Faculty Excellence Award winner. Dr. Dorsey earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English literature from the University of Houston. She earned her doctorate in leadership from Carolina Christian College in Spring 2021 after completing her dissertation: “Leading Mentally Ill Employees in Higher Education and Managing Self in the Process.”