Charles Akins is recognized for working with students to teach, guide, nurture, and encourage them to learn and realize their full potential in the classroom and in the sports arena. From Old Anderson High School, to a B.A. from Huston-Tillotson, M.A. from Prairie View A&M, and an honorary Ph.D. from Huston-Tillotson, Dr. Akins served as a teacher, dean of boys, assistant principal, and assistant superintendent in Austin schools. In the sports arena, he served with Southwest Football Officials Association (Austin Chapter), the Lone Star Conference, a Texas track and field official, a Texas Relays official, and a Special Olympics official.