General Counsel at Texas Southern University
Hao Le serves as the General Counsel at Texas Southern University, the second largest Historically Black College & University in the nation. Founded in 1927, Texas Southern University today teaches and trains close to 10,000 students in more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs. Located here in the Third Ward of Houston, Texas Southern University has eleven colleges and schools including the Thurgood Marshall School of Law.
The University’s 12th President is Dr. Austin A. Lane. Governance of Texas Southern University lies with its Board of Regents comprising of 9 members. They are Chairman Hasan Mack, Vice Chair Wesley Terrell, 2nd Vice Chair Marilyn Rose, Regent Ron Price, Regent Marc C. Carter, Regent Pamela Medina, Regent Derrick Mitchell, Regent Albert Myres, Regent Jay Zeidman, and Student Regent Ashley P. Johnson.
As emigrants, Hao’s family left Vietnam to the United States following the war. Back in Vietnam, Hao’s father served as an educator. With education being the focal point, it is an honor and privilege for him to serve at the University.
Hao has practiced in diverse areas of law throughout his 20-plus years, which has enabled him to effectively understand, appreciate, counsel, and represent the interest of the University including its Board of Regents.
Developing strong relationships is the foundation of everything the Office of General Counsel does, both internally and externally. In turn, that allows the Office of General Counsel to not only provide legal services but also be a trusted business partner. Diversity and inclusion are central to all daily activities at the office which has been referred to as “the collective”.
Outside of work, Hao enjoys the outdoors with his family from hiking, camping, cycling, and his current new favorite activity – surfing.