MEET GEORGIA

COMMITTED LEADERSHIP DELIVERING RESULTS FOR OUR COMMUNITY

Georgia D. Provost - a Retired Educator, Houston Business 0wner and Community Civic Leader. 

 

Provost is a proud graduate of the historic Texas Southern University (TSU), School of Technology; with advanced studies at the University of Houston, Rice University, Winona National School of Professional Photographers, Intercollegiate Press and Associated Photographers.

 

Provost is the owner of Provost Studios, Texas’s Leading Professional Photographers.

Georgia Provost and Dr. James Robinson sued Governor George Bush and the State of Texas for OCR funds (Office of Civil Rights) with Alvin O. Chambliss, Jr. serving as the attorney and they won $200 Million dollars for Prairie View and $200 Million dollars for Texas Southern over a period of twenty years. Attorney Chambliss is the last of the original Civil Rights Attorneys in USA.

For decades, Georgia Provost has been an active civic leader and community service volunteer in Harris County.  Provost has participated in the business, cultural, educational, humanitarian, political and religious/spiritual sectors Houston and Harris County. 

 

As a member of the Helfman/Provost Fundraising Team, they raise funds for injured or fallen law enforcement officers and their families, MHMRA, KTSU, TSU and other charitable organizations.

 

Political/Civic Activities

  • Former Field Operation Manager (Staff of 32) Gulf Coast Community Service Association,  serving all of Harris County

  • Served on the Appraisal Review Board (ARB) for the Harris County Appraisal District for six (6) years.

  • Director with Houston Peace & Justice Center

  • Member of Foreign Policy Alliance

  • Treasurer / Rotary Club of Hermann Park; President Emeritus

  • Attended and participated in the Houston Police Academy for five (5) years

  • Life member NAACP & TSU National Alumni Association, Inc.

  • Member-Harris County Council of Organizations

  • 2020 Member-Texas Southern University-Chairman and President’s Council

  • Former Member-Harris County Appraisal District (Appraisal Review Board (ARB) six (6) years

  • Former Six Year PTA President-Ryan Middle and Jack Yates High School

  • Director-TSU “Do the Math” Campaign (Fundraising for scholarships and students services)

  • Executive Director-Bayou Bend Tennis Academy

  • Member of Our Mother of Mercy Parish

  • President-Parish Involvement Communications Committee (PICC)

  • Member-TSU School of Communication Advisory Board

  • Board Chair-Jack Yates National Alumni Association, Inc.

  • Co-Founder with Attorney Alvin O. Chambliss, Jr.-2000-Black Texans Council for Higher Education

  • Co-Founder with Herlinda Garcia-2014-Black & Brown Coalition for Economics, Education and Justice for All!

  • Founder-2015-Five E’s of Economics Institute (Ethics, Economics, Education, Entrepreneurship & Empowerment

  • Founder-2020-Houston Black Business Matters

  • Leader-The Metropolitan Organization (TMO) “Standing for Families”

  • Coordinator-Civil Rights Classes- Member of Houston Peace & Justice Center

  • Community Relations Director-Houston Forward Times Newspaper

  • Executive Director-Herbert J. Provost Foundation, Inc

  • Chair-Economics Committee-Rotary Club of Hermann Park

  • Member-Education Committee-Rotary Club of Hermann Park

  • Executive Director-TSU Bayou Bend Alumni & Ex-Students Association, Inc.

  • Board Secretary-Broken Chains-Promoting Youth

  • Board Member-Youth Freedom Institute

  • Director-Youth for Christ Foundation

  • Board Member-African American Coaches Association

  • General Chair-Houston’s Complete Communities Education Work Group

  • Creator/Director-TSU Community Awareness Program (CAP)

  • Former-School Home Community Agent for Houston ISD

  • Former Volunteer-Windsor Village and McDade Elementary Schools

  • Former Den Mother-Boy Scouts of America five (5) years

 

Awards & Acknowledgments

  • 1989-Honored with “A Tribute of Youth Leadership” Gala-Harris County Church Pastor/Ministers/Community Leaders

  • 1999- Planey Robinson Entrepreneur Award

  • 2003-Houston’s Mayor Lee P. Brown declared March 6, 2003 as Georgia Doyle Provost Day in Houston, Texas

  • 2011-Honored by the Texas Southern University Board of Regents-Outstanding Volunteer Services

  • 2012-Governor Rick Perry-Congratulatory Letter-for her 51 Years of Volunteer Services to Texas Southern University

  • 2012- Honored by Harris County, Judge Ed Emmett with a 2012 Trailblazer Award declared

  • May 6, 2012 as Georgia Doyle Provost Day in Harris County.

  • Inducted “Wall of Honors” TSU School of Technology & Hall of Honors-TSU Student Government Association

  • 2014-Distigushed Alumni Honoree-Texas Southern University

  • 2015-The Georgia Provost Solution Show-KCOH-1230AM

  • 2015-Outstanding Service Award-TSU Faculty/Senate

  • 2016-Pillar of the Community Award

  • 2017-Dr. Marcia Johnson Public Service Award

  • 2018-Member-Blackshear Elementary School SDMC-(School-Decision-Making Committee)

  • 2018-Community Hero Award – Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc.

  • Certificate of Appreciation-City Wide Beauticians & Barbers Association

  • 2018-Graduate-University of Houston SURE Program (Stimulating Urban Renewal through Entrepreneurship)

  • 2018- Houston’s Treasures Honoree - KDITC Foundation

  • 2019-Co-Chair-TSU School of Public Affairs Advisory Board

  • 2019-Member-TSU School of Communication Advisory Board


 

Georgia Provost has received:

  • Fifteen (15) Living Legend Awards

  • Thirty (30) Business Woman of the Year Awards

  • Twenty (20) Exemplary Community Service Awards

  • Twenty-Five (25) Youth Leadership Awards

  • Seventy (75) Community Leadership & Community Volunteer Awards

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A native of Lafayette, Louisiana, Provost was married to the late Herbert J. Provost, TSU’s International Collegiate Championship Tennis Coach, the winningest tennis coach in SWAC history as well as President Carter’s Ambassador to Nigeria’s Tennis Tournament and founder of Provost Studios. They have one son, Jerome K. Provost, a Professional Photographer, also.

 

Contact information:

Campaign Office – 3821 N. MacGregor Way, Houston, Texas 77004

(713) 704-6655

Email: gdprovost@hotmail.com

 

VOTE EARLY Feb 14 -25

HARRIS COUNTY JUDGE