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HCF Applauds Bipartisan Compromise on Federal Funding for HBCUs

HCF applauds and is pleased for the U.S. Senate’s passage of the modified H.R. 2486, the FUTURE Act. The bill will permanently extend $255 million, annually, of mandatory funding for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), and other Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) to improve science, technology, engineering and… Continue reading HCF Applauds Bipartisan Compromise on Federal Funding for HBCUs

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Tyler Perry’s ‘Madea Farewell Play Tour’ is coming to Petersburg and Virginia State University

PETERSBURG, VA – Tyler Perry has announced the third leg of his Tyler Perry’s ‘Madea Farewell Play Tour’ with Tamela Mann, David Mann and Cassi Davis Patton with a stop for the first time at the Virginia State University (VSU) Multipurpose Center on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now… Continue reading Tyler Perry’s ‘Madea Farewell Play Tour’ is coming to Petersburg and Virginia State University

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UAPB, UALR sign MOU in partnership to create pipeline of success for aspiring law students

PINE BLUFF, AR – The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) William H. Bowen School of Law announced on Dec. 3, 2019, a joint-effort to create a 4+3 pipeline program. “Both schools have been working for serveral years to get this program in place,” said… Continue reading UAPB, UALR sign MOU in partnership to create pipeline of success for aspiring law students

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Anthony Jenkins, Ph.D., appointed as President of Coppin State University

Baltimore, MD – The University System of Maryland Board of Regents has appointed Anthony Jenkins, Ph.D., as the next president of Coppin State University beginning May 26, 2020, according to the University. Dr. Jenkins has served as President of West Virginia State University (WVSU), a historically Black land-grant research university near Charleston, W.V., since July… Continue reading Anthony Jenkins, Ph.D., appointed as President of Coppin State University

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SUNO Chancellor Mims-Devezin stepped down months after institution was placed on probation, interim president named

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) Chancellor Lisa Mims-Devezin has stepped down, just months after the institution was placed on probation by its a accrediting agency and a top administrator became the subject of a federal fraud investigation. Miss-Devezin’s departure from her post was approved by the Southern University Board of… Continue reading SUNO Chancellor Mims-Devezin stepped down months after institution was placed on probation, interim president named

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New Montgomery Mayor Appoints ASU’s Student Government President to his Transition Team

MONTGOMERY, AL – The City of Montgomery’s newly sworn in Mayor, Steven L. Reed, announced on Nov. 22, the members of “Montgomery’s United,” the transition organization that the mayor has created to help him set his pathway to lead the city though his new administration. Among its members is the president of Alabama State University’s… Continue reading New Montgomery Mayor Appoints ASU’s Student Government President to his Transition Team

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Talladega College students receive all-expense-paid trip to Japan

TALLADEGA, AL – Twenty-three Talladega College students have been selected to participate in an all-expense paid trip to Japan via the Kakehashi Project Study Tour. To help the students prepare for the trip, a series of informative training sessions were scheduled. They recently met with the Honorary Consul General of Japan, Mr. Mark Jackson, who… Continue reading Talladega College students receive all-expense-paid trip to Japan

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Elliott Charles Named Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at Chicago State University

CHICAGO, IL – Chicago State University (CSU) President Zaldwaynaka Scott, Esq. announced the hiring of Elliott Charles as the University’s Director of Intercollegiate Athletics. Charles has more than 14 years of intercollegiate athletics experience, including leadership positions at Clemson University and Florida A&M University. Charles will join Chicago State on December 16, 2019. He will… Continue reading Elliott Charles Named Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at Chicago State University

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HCF Celebrates GivingTuesday with #CampaignForHBCUs Initiative, joining millions around the world participating in the global generosity movement

CHICAGO, IL – The HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that unleash the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and celebrate generosity worldwide. Giving Tuesday will kick-off the generosity season this year by inspiring people to give back on December 3, 2019, and throughout the… Continue reading HCF Celebrates GivingTuesday with #CampaignForHBCUs Initiative, joining millions around the world participating in the global generosity movement

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St. Louis Heritage Football Classic Canceled

ST. LOUIS, MO – BCSG 360, the organizer of the St. Louis Heritage Classic has announced that all events including the football game between Lincoln University of Missouri Blue Tigers and Kentucky State University Thorobreds have been canceled for November 23, 2019. The Ol’ Man River Classic event was originally scheduled to be held at… Continue reading St. Louis Heritage Football Classic Canceled

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Paine College Board of Trustees Appoints Dr. Cheryl Evans Jones as President

AUGUSTA, GA – Paine College Board of Trustees appoints Dr. Cheryl Evans Jones as Seventeenth President of Paine College during the fall meeting held on October 18-19. For more than four years, Dr. Jones served as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs until the Board appointed her Acting President on July 1, 2019. She… Continue reading Paine College Board of Trustees Appoints Dr. Cheryl Evans Jones as President

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Savannah River Site’s Contractor signs MOU with Denmark Technical College to Facilitate STEAM Opportunities

DENMARK, S.C. – Savannah River Site’s (SRS) liquid waste contractor Savannah River Remediation (SRR) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Denmark Technical College (DTC), one of South Carolina’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities, to help students prepare for their future careers. DTC provides a two-year program that allows for a mix of traditional and… Continue reading Savannah River Site’s Contractor signs MOU with Denmark Technical College to Facilitate STEAM Opportunities

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Philander Smith College and UA Little Rock Bowen School of Law Create Pipeline for Minority Law Students

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Philander Smith College and The University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law announced on Tuesday, October 16, 2019 a joint-effort to create a 4+3 pipeline program. According to a press release by the College, the new partnerships recognizes Philander Smith College’s commitment to preparing aspiring students… Continue reading Philander Smith College and UA Little Rock Bowen School of Law Create Pipeline for Minority Law Students

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Talladega College among U.S. News & World Report’s “most innovative schools” Princeton Review’s “best colleges in the Southeast” and Kiplinger’s “best value” colleges

TALLADEGA, AL – U.S. News and World Report listed Talladega College among the nation’s “most innovative schools” for 2020. In addition, the Princeton Review has named Talladega College one of the best colleges in the Southeast, a distinction the College has earned for two consecutive years. Although Talladega has been known for academic excellence for… Continue reading Talladega College among U.S. News & World Report’s “most innovative schools” Princeton Review’s “best colleges in the Southeast” and Kiplinger’s “best value” colleges

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2019 Ten Top Smaller HBCUs That Are Rising

Founded on or before 1964, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) were established after the Civil War when southern states still practiced segregation in schools. These HBCUs have provided places for freed African-Americans to earn a quality education. For more than 150 years, HBCUs have nurtured, provide, and serve academic excellence to low-income, first-generation, and… Continue reading 2019 Ten Top Smaller HBCUs That Are Rising

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Albany State University has more than $244 million economic impact on region according to a new study

ALBANY, GA – Albany State University (ASU) had a $244 million economic impact on the Albany region in 2018, according to a recent study released and commissioned by the University System of Georgia (USG). “It is imperative that Albany State University and the Albany community have a beneficial relationship,” said Marion Fedrick, ASU President. “As… Continue reading Albany State University has more than $244 million economic impact on region according to a new study

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Kentucky State University once again named a Best Regional College by The Princeton Review

FRANKFORT, KY – Kentucky State University was recently again named a Best Regional College in the Southeast by The Princeton Review, a trusted resource in college and university rankings. According to its website, The Princeton Review featured institutions it considers academically outstanding and well worth consideration during a college search. Kentucky State’s profile is compiled… Continue reading Kentucky State University once again named a Best Regional College by The Princeton Review

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HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) Now Accepting New Member Applications for its Board of Directors

CHICAGO, IL – The HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) is now accepting applications for new members to join its Board of Directors through September 16, 2019, for a one-year term. HCF is a advocacy non-profit organization in Chicago, Illinois that serves its mission to supporting the significance and raising funds for student scholarships and initiative programming… Continue reading HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) Now Accepting New Member Applications for its Board of Directors

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HCF President Demetrius Johnson Jr.’s Memo regarding upcoming HBCU Football and Recruitment Tour, Upcoming Events

CHICAGO, IL – Each year, HCF is more eagerly excited to hit the road in support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and athletics as well as participate in efforts of encouraging those to choose to attend an HBCU. Our HBCU Football and Recruitment Tour, which began back in 2016 continues to float with… Continue reading HCF President Demetrius Johnson Jr.’s Memo regarding upcoming HBCU Football and Recruitment Tour, Upcoming Events

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Talladega College Names Dr. Monique L. Akassi Assistant to the President/Tenured Professor of English

TALLADEGA, AL – Talladega College is pleased to announce that Dr. Monique L. Akassi has joined the College as assistant to the president and a tenured professor of English. Dr. Akassi is an award-winning, transformative servant leader and manager in higher education with over a decade of experience in academic and student affairs. She is… Continue reading Talladega College Names Dr. Monique L. Akassi Assistant to the President/Tenured Professor of English

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Talladega College named a 2019 Best Value College by Kiplinger

TALLADEGA, AL – Talladega College was named a 2019 Best Value College by Kiplinger, a national publisher of business forecast and personal finance advice. Kiplinger ranked Talladega second among the nation’s “10 Best College Values with the Lowest Average Graduating Debt, 2019.” “I was very pleased but not surprised that Talladega College was listed among… Continue reading Talladega College named a 2019 Best Value College by Kiplinger

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LeMoyne-Owen Selects Dr. Carol Johnson-Dean as interim President

MEMPHIS, T.N. – The Board of Trustees of LeMoyne-Owen College, a four-year historically black college in Memphis, on July 30 announced it has selected Dr. Carol Johnson-Dean to serve as Interim President, effective Aug. 26, 2019. “Dr. Johnson-Dean’s breadth of educational leadership experience and unique understanding of the inner workings of HBCUs made her stand… Continue reading LeMoyne-Owen Selects Dr. Carol Johnson-Dean as interim President

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Appointment of New Chair of the Board of HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) Organization

CHICAGO, IL (July 27, 2019) – HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) organization is pleased to announce the appointment of Santarvis N. Brown, Ed.D, as the next Chair of the HCF Board of Directors. Dr. Brown joined the Board as a member on December 1, 2017. He succeeds Demetrius Johnson Jr., who served as interim Chair of… Continue reading Appointment of New Chair of the Board of HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) Organization

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Lawson State Community College Participates in White House Workforce Development Pledge Event

BIRMINGHAM, AL – Dr. Perry W. Ward, President of Lawson State Community College participated in a workforce development event at the White House in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, July 25, 2019. The event marked the one-year anniversary of the Pledge to America’s Workers, an initiative created by the White House to educate and train the… Continue reading Lawson State Community College Participates in White House Workforce Development Pledge Event

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Talladega College Names Dr. Jeffery T. Burgin, Jr. its Vice President of Student Affairs

TALLADEGA, AL. – Talladega College is pleased to announce that Dr. Jeffery T. Burgin, Jr., has joined the College as Vice President for Student Affairs. Dr. Burgin, who will serve as a member of the institution’s leadership team, will provide direction for the development and administration of a wide range of academic support programs. He… Continue reading Talladega College Names Dr. Jeffery T. Burgin, Jr. its Vice President of Student Affairs

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Elizabeth City State University Awarded More than $5 Million in Competitive Grants

ELIZABETH CITY, NC – The Office of Sponsored Programs at Elizabeth City State University has announced that funding for competitive awards has exceeded $5 million. Director of Sponsored Programs, Annemarie Delgado, says that at the end of the 2019 fiscal year, ECSU received 32 awards totaling more than $5 million, a substantial increase over last… Continue reading Elizabeth City State University Awarded More than $5 Million in Competitive Grants

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Voorhees College Ends Fiscal Year with a Bang

DENMARK, S.C. – Voorhees College recently ended the fiscal year raising $1,150,850.35. The Voorhees College National Alumni Association (VCNAA) contributed more than $200,000 this fiscal year. The association has generated $1M in funds over the last five years. President W. Franklin Evans said Voorhees College alumni are second to non and one of the institution’s biggest… Continue reading Voorhees College Ends Fiscal Year with a Bang

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Paine College names Dr. Cheryl Evans Jones as Acting President, Dr. Jerry L. Hardee Retires

AUGUSTA, GA – Paine College Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Cheryl Evans Jones, has been named Acting President of Paine College effective July 1, 2019. The Board of Trustees voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Jones to succeed Dr. Jerry L. Hardee who retired citing recent bouts with health issues. Dr. Hardee will… Continue reading Paine College names Dr. Cheryl Evans Jones as Acting President, Dr. Jerry L. Hardee Retires

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Voorhees College receives a $73,700 United Thank Offering (UTO) Grant

DENMARK, S.C. – The United Thank Offering (UTO) of the Episcopal Church recently awarded Voorhees College $73,700 to assist with the Voorhees College Campus Community Initiative (VCCCI). According to a press release from the University, the VCCCI is a two-part project that allows Voorhees to meet the needs of students and community by providing access… Continue reading Voorhees College receives a $73,700 United Thank Offering (UTO) Grant

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HCF Announces it 2019 HBCU Football and Recruitment Tour

CHICAGO, IL – The HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) has announced that this fall, representatives will hit the road once again for its 4th Annual HBCU Football and Recruitment Tour in support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) football classics and join by its Division of Recruitment on specific dates to assist with recruiting to… Continue reading HCF Announces it 2019 HBCU Football and Recruitment Tour

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The Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) Named Matthew Wesley Williams as Interim President

ATLANTA, GA – Matthew Wesley Williams has been appointed by the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) to serve as Interim President of the Center, upon the retirement of current President, Dr. Edward L. Wheeler on July 31, 2019. This action will be ratified by the full Board… Continue reading The Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) Named Matthew Wesley Williams as Interim President

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Shelton State Community College Reaffirmed by SACSCOC

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – At its meeting on June 13, 2019, the Board of Trustees of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) took a number of actions regarding the accreditation status of applicant, candidate, and member institutions in its region. Shelton State Community College was reaffirmed with no additional reports required.… Continue reading Shelton State Community College Reaffirmed by SACSCOC

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Alcorn State University welcomes Dr. Felecia M. Nave as the 20th President

ALCORN, MS – In April, the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning announced the unanimous decision to name Dr. Felecia M. Nave as the President of Alcorn State University. Dr. Nave currently served as Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for North Carolina Central University in Durham, N.C. “Dr. Nave has… Continue reading Alcorn State University welcomes Dr. Felecia M. Nave as the 20th President

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New MOU Draws Alabama HBCUs Closer – AAMU & Drake State

HUNTVILLE, Ala. – Separated by only a fence, two Alabama historically black colleges and universities have become even closer when it comes to innovative programs that lead toward the success of their students. The presidents of Alabama A&M University and J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College, both located in Huntsville, Alabama signed a Memorandum… Continue reading New MOU Draws Alabama HBCUs Closer – AAMU & Drake State

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LeMoyne-Owen College Concludes Dr. Andrea Miller’s Contract, Interim President to be Named

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Board of Trustees of LeMoyne-Owen College, a four-year historically black college in Memphis, announced on Tuesday (June 18) it has voted to conclude Dr. Andrea Lewis Miller’s term as President at the close of contract on Sept. 1, 2019. “The Board of Trustees is grateful for Dr. Miller’s service and commitment… Continue reading LeMoyne-Owen College Concludes Dr. Andrea Miller’s Contract, Interim President to be Named

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National Institutes of Health Awards $1.47 Million Grant to Alabama State University

MONTGOMERY, AL – Alabama State University has been awarded a $1.47 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to train minority students to become future scientists in the field of biomedical sciences. ASU’s Center for NanoBiotechnology (CNBR) will use these funds to continue to diversify its pool of Ph.D. students at Alabama State… Continue reading National Institutes of Health Awards $1.47 Million Grant to Alabama State University

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HBCU Chancellor and President Spotlight: Dr. Billy C. Hawkins, President of Talladega College

Every Monday, the HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) will spotlight a Chancellor or President who currently serves a Historically Black College or University. This initiative recognizes and introduces those individuals who serve our nation HBCUs on a daily basis, changing and educating lives while producing the forthcoming visionary leaders of tomorrow. This week’s Chancellor or President: … Continue reading HBCU Chancellor and President Spotlight: Dr. Billy C. Hawkins, President of Talladega College

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Fayetteville State University Chancellor James A. Anderson steps down

FAYETTEVILE, N.C. – Yesterday, June 13, Dr. James A. Anderson announced his decision to step down as Chancellor of Fayetteville State University effective immediately. Citing for personal reasons, Dr. Anderson is planned to continue to be a part of the Bronco family. The school announced that the university aaits guidance from the System office in… Continue reading Fayetteville State University Chancellor James A. Anderson steps down

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Hampton University and Verizon Unite for Summer STEM Program for Male Middle School Students

HAMPTON, VA – Middle school male students from Hampton City Schools will participate in a three-week program at Hampton University to immerse them in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) activities, starting June 17, and will run until July 5, 2019. “The Verizon Innovative Learning program was such a success last year that we are… Continue reading Hampton University and Verizon Unite for Summer STEM Program for Male Middle School Students

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HBCU Chancellor and President Spotlight: Dr. William R. Harvey, President of Hampton University

Every Monday, the HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) will spotlight a Chancellor or President who currently serves a Historically Black College or University. This initiative recognizes and introduces those individuals who serve our nation HBCUs on a daily basis, changing and educating lives while producing the forthcoming visionary leaders of tomorrow. This week’s Chancellor or President: … Continue reading HBCU Chancellor and President Spotlight: Dr. William R. Harvey, President of Hampton University

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UAPB to offer two new degree programs this fall

PINE BLUFF, AR – The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) has expanded its degree offerings to include its first engineering degree, Agricultural Engineering, and a Hospitality and Tourism Management degree program. The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved the programs at its meeting on May 24 after both previously received the approval of… Continue reading UAPB to offer two new degree programs this fall

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Dr. Dwaun J. Warmack Named as the Ninth President of Claflin University

ORANGEBURG, SC – The Claflin University Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Dr. Dwuan J. Warmack as the ninth president of the first Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in South Carolina, effective August 1, 2019. He succeeds Dr. Henry N. Tisdale, who is retiring after 25 years of tranformational leadership at the… Continue reading Dr. Dwaun J. Warmack Named as the Ninth President of Claflin University

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Dr. Mickey L. Burnim Appointed Interim President of Coppin State University

BALTIMORE, MD – University System of Maryland (USM) Chancellor Robert Caret named Mickey L. Burnim interim president of Coppin State University. Dr. Burnim will begin his service as interim president on July 1. Current Coppin State University President Maria Thompson in January announced that she will step down June 30 and return on her native… Continue reading Dr. Mickey L. Burnim Appointed Interim President of Coppin State University

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HBCU Chancellor and President Spotlight: Dr. Paulette Dillard, President of Shaw University

Every Monday, the HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) will spotlight a Chancellor or President who currently serves a Historically Black College or University. This initiative recognizes and introduces those individuals who serve our nation HBCUs on a daily basis, changing and educating lives while producing the forthcoming visionary leaders of tomorrow. This week’s Chancellor or President: … Continue reading HBCU Chancellor and President Spotlight: Dr. Paulette Dillard, President of Shaw University

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Illinois Public Universities launches statewide advocacy campaign to increase funding, HCF pushes to advocate

ILLINOIS – Illinois public universities have launched a statewide advocacy campaign that includes call-to-action for alumni and appearances from university presidents around the state to build grassroots community and legislative support for higher education. The campaign, “The Time is Now: Re-invest in Illinois Higher Education” focuses on the importance of contacting legislators to urge for… Continue reading Illinois Public Universities launches statewide advocacy campaign to increase funding, HCF pushes to advocate

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HCF Announces its 2019 HBCU Royalty Dictionary Magazine and Competition

CHICAGO, IL – The HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) announces it 2019 HBCU Royalty Dictionary Magazine and Competition. The Royalty Dictionary recognizes campus leaders who serve the title of King, Queen and SGA President at an accredited Historically Black College and University or Predominately Black Institution. For five years, the HBCU Royalty Dictionary Magazine and Competition… Continue reading HCF Announces its 2019 HBCU Royalty Dictionary Magazine and Competition

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HBCU Chancellor and President Spotlight: Dr. Kevin W. Cosby, President of Simmons College of Kentucky

Every Monday, the HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) will spotlight a Chancellor or President who currently serves a Historically Black College or University. This initiative recognizes and introduces those individuals who serve our nation HBCUs on a daily basis, changing and educating lives while producing the forthcoming visionary leaders of tomorrow. This week’s Chancellor or President: … Continue reading HBCU Chancellor and President Spotlight: Dr. Kevin W. Cosby, President of Simmons College of Kentucky

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Lincoln University – Missouri to play Kentucky State University in the inaugural Ol’ Man River Classic

ST. LOUIS, MO – Lincoln University – Missouri will play Kentucky State University in the inaugural Ol’ Man River Classic at the Dome of America’s Center in St. Louis on Saturday, November 23. The inter-conference showdown between a pair of HBCU programs will renew a rivalry dating back to 1932. It will be the 49th… Continue reading Lincoln University – Missouri to play Kentucky State University in the inaugural Ol’ Man River Classic

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Albany State dual enrolled students graduate with degree and high school diploma

ALBANY, GA – Albany State University (ASU) graduated 41 dual enrolled students at the 2019 Spring Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11. All 41 students was conferred a two-year degree and a high school diploma this May. The dual enrollment program at Albany State University allows high school students to enroll at the institution and… Continue reading Albany State dual enrolled students graduate with degree and high school diploma

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HBCU Chancellor and President Spotlight: Dr. Logan Hampton, Tenth President of Lane College

Every Monday, the HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) will spotlight a Chancellor or President who currently serves a Historically Black College or University. This initiative recognizes and introduces those individuals who serve our nation HBCUs daily, changing and educating lives while producing the forthcoming visionary leaders of tomorrow. This week’s Chancellor or President:  Dr. Logan Hampton,… Continue reading HBCU Chancellor and President Spotlight: Dr. Logan Hampton, Tenth President of Lane College

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The Interdenominational Theological Center President, Rev. Dr. Edward L. Wheeler Announces Retirement

ATLANTA, GA – The Interdenominational Theological Center’s President Rev. Dr. Edward L. Wheeler announced on April 26 that he is retiring from the role he’s held for the past four years. Wheeler made the announcement during a board of trustees’ executive meeting, on campus. According to a press release from the University, Wheeler is the… Continue reading The Interdenominational Theological Center President, Rev. Dr. Edward L. Wheeler Announces Retirement

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Wilberforce University Launches its Wilberforce Unite Fundraising Campaign

WILBERFORCE, OH – Wilberforce University’s President, Dr. Elfred A. Pinkard, has launched its 2056 Future Focus Campaign #WilberforceUnite, which will concentrate on securing the financial future for the University. The 69-day campaign set goal is to raise $2 million to help meet the university’s need in support of students, facility enhancements, faculty and staff development,… Continue reading Wilberforce University Launches its Wilberforce Unite Fundraising Campaign

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Visionary Presidents and the future of HBCUs

Individuals that define a visionary president are those who are cited for being committed to diversity, engagement with local communities, and committed to equality in opportunity. Mentioned are a few of those visionary leaders who are demonstrating a vision for the future of HBCUs. Swiftly approaching her full first year as a Historically Black University… Continue reading Visionary Presidents and the future of HBCUs

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Jackson State ‘Significantly’ Reduces Out-Of-State Fees to $500 Per Semester Starting in Fall 2019

JACKSON, MS – Jackson State University’s out-of-state fees will be “significantly reduced” to $500 per semester starting in fall 2019 after approval from the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL). Associate Vice President and Dean of Enrollment Management Warren B. Johnson said JSU’s flat fee amounts to $1,000 per year. Previously, the out-of-state fee was… Continue reading Jackson State ‘Significantly’ Reduces Out-Of-State Fees to $500 Per Semester Starting in Fall 2019

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HBCU Chancellor and President Spotlight: Dr. M. Christopher Brown II, Eighteenth President of Kentucky State University

Every Monday, the HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) will spotlight a Chancellor or President who currently serves a Historically Black College or University. This initiative recognizes and introduces those individuals who serve our nation HBCUs daily, changing and educating lives while producing the forthcoming visionary leaders of tomorrow. This week’s Chancellor or President:  Dr. M. Christopher… Continue reading HBCU Chancellor and President Spotlight: Dr. M. Christopher Brown II, Eighteenth President of Kentucky State University

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Senior Executive Service Member/Cybersecurity Expert Ms. Essye B. Miller to Deliver Talladege College Commencement Address

TALLADEGA, AL – Senior Executive Service Member/Cybersecurity Expert Ms. Essye B. Miller will deliver the address at Talladega College’s 144th commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at 9 a.m. According to a press release from the University, Ms. Miller is a career member of the Senior Executive Service, and currently serves as the Principal… Continue reading Senior Executive Service Member/Cybersecurity Expert Ms. Essye B. Miller to Deliver Talladege College Commencement Address

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Bethune-Cookman University announces Dr. E. LaBrent Chrite as the Seventh President

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – Dr. E. LaBrent Chrite will become the seventh president of Bethune-Cookman University, following a national search. He will take office effective July 1, 2019. According to a press release from the University, Chrite will be stepping down as dean at the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business in June. He… Continue reading Bethune-Cookman University announces Dr. E. LaBrent Chrite as the Seventh President

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HBCU Chancellor and President Spotlight: Dr. Leroy Staggers, Tenth President of Morris College

Every Monday, the HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) will spotlight a Chancellor or President who currently serves a Historically Black College or University. This initiative recognizes and introduces those individuals who serve our nation HBCUs daily, changing and educating lives while producing the forthcoming visionary leaders of tomorrow. This week’s Chancellor or President:  Dr. Leroy Staggers,… Continue reading HBCU Chancellor and President Spotlight: Dr. Leroy Staggers, Tenth President of Morris College

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Bakari Sellers to Deliver Commencement Address at Paine College and Lincoln University of Missouri

Bakari Sellers, CNN Political Commentator, and the youngest African American elected official in the country, will deliver the Commencement Address at Paine College on May 5th, and Lincoln University on May 11th. The event will begin for Paine College at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday Morning in the HEAL Complex located at 1255 Druid Park Avenue,… Continue reading Bakari Sellers to Deliver Commencement Address at Paine College and Lincoln University of Missouri

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Paine College student dies from apparent suicide

AUGUSTA, GA – Paine College announced Thursday the death of one of their students in the result of an apparent suicide. The student was discovered in a residential hall at about 8:45 p.m. on the evening of Wednesday, April 17. For the sake of the family’s privacy, the student name will not be released at… Continue reading Paine College student dies from apparent suicide

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$5 Million Grant from NIST benefits Morgan State University Students and Faculty

BALTIMORE, MD – With a 580-acre headquarters campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and more than 3,000 employees in six locations across the U.S., the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) carries out a mission that helps make possible much of the world’s advancement in science and technology. Last fall, Morgan State University (MSU) began a… Continue reading $5 Million Grant from NIST benefits Morgan State University Students and Faculty

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Senator Cory Booker to serve as SC State University Commencement Speaker

ORANGEBURG, SC – SC State University will hold its Spring Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 10, at 6 p.m. at the Oliver C. Dawson Stadium. New Jersey senator and 2020 presidential candidate, Cory Booker, will deliver the commencement speech to the 2019 graduating class. A native of Washington, D.C, Booker has dedicated his life to… Continue reading Senator Cory Booker to serve as SC State University Commencement Speaker

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Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, National Book Award Winning Author & Historian, to deliver Commencement Address at Edward Waters College

JACKSONVILLE, FL – Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, award-winning historian, New York Times Best-Selling Author, and 2016 National Book Award winner will deliver the Edward Waters College’s spring commencement address on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at Bethel Baptist Church. According to a press release by the University, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi is a University Professor of… Continue reading Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, National Book Award Winning Author & Historian, to deliver Commencement Address at Edward Waters College

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Barber-Scotia College Announces Dr. Melvin Douglass as New President

CONCORD, NC – The Barber-Scotia College Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Dr. Melvin Douglass as the next President of the College. Dr. Douglass brings to the College more than 25 years of combined senior level administrative experience in academia, research, policy, advocacy, government service, and nonprofit sector. Dr. Douglas’ talents and experiences… Continue reading Barber-Scotia College Announces Dr. Melvin Douglass as New President

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Morris College to Inaugurate its 10th President, Dr. Leroy Staggers

SUMTER, SC – Morris College will celebrate the inauguration of its 10th President, Dr. Leroy Staggers and all are welcome to attend. The investiture ceremony will be held Friday, April 12 at 11 a.m. in the Neal-Jones Auditorium. Following the ceremony, a luncheon will be held at 1 p.m. in the Garrick-Boykin Human Development Center.… Continue reading Morris College to Inaugurate its 10th President, Dr. Leroy Staggers

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PVAMU’s Dr. James A. Wilson, Jr. Named ACE Fellow

PRAIRIE VIEW, TX – The American Council on Education (ACE) announced Dr. James A. Wilson, Jr., Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Director of Faculty Innovation and Enhancement (FIE) at Prairie View A&M University, as an ACE Fellow for its 2019-2020 program. Thirty-nine Fellows were selected to begin work this fall following nominations by senior… Continue reading PVAMU’s Dr. James A. Wilson, Jr. Named ACE Fellow

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CIEE and the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions Announce the 2019 Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The Forum on Education Abroad Annual Conference, the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) and the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions (CMSI) announced the third cohort for the Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship program. The following outstanding freshmen and sophomores from Minority Serving Institutions, chosen for their academic achievement, communication skills, and… Continue reading CIEE and the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions Announce the 2019 Frederick Douglass Global Fellowship

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Dr. Jaffus Hardrick Named 14th President of Florida Memorial University

MIAMI GARDENS, FL – FMU’s Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Jaffus Hardrick as its 14th president, effective immediately. The Board originally tapped Hardrick to serve as interim president in July 2018. During the institution’s annual Founders’ Day observance, Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver G. Gilbert, III boldly declared, “Something is happening at Florida Memorial University. There… Continue reading Dr. Jaffus Hardrick Named 14th President of Florida Memorial University

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Dr. Carmen J. Walters Named 14th President of Tougaloo College

JACKSON, MS – The Board of Trustees of Tougaloo College is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Carmen J. Walters as the 14th President of the historic institution. As the college celebrates its Sesquicentennial Anniversary and embraces what lies ahead in the new era of higher education, Dr. Walters brings a depth of executive-level… Continue reading Dr. Carmen J. Walters Named 14th President of Tougaloo College

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Saint Augustine’s University Board of Trustees Appoints Alumnus, Dr. Gaddis Faulcon, as Interim President

RALEIGH, NC – The Board of Trustees of Saint Augustine’s University announced the appointment of Dr. Gaddis Faulcon as the interim president for the University on Tuesday, March 12. This appointment is effective immediately. This decision coincides with the beginning of former President Everett Ward’s retirement. “At this time of significant positive momentum surrounding the… Continue reading Saint Augustine’s University Board of Trustees Appoints Alumnus, Dr. Gaddis Faulcon, as Interim President

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Lincoln University Receives Federal Award for New Agriculture Building

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Lincoln University has been awarded federal funding for construction of a new agriculture building. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant totaling $1,185,117 will be used to build a multipurpose agriculture facility on the University’s main campus. The $1.1 million goes does not require matching funding. According to a press… Continue reading Lincoln University Receives Federal Award for New Agriculture Building

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Kentucky State University provides more than $130 million impact

FRANKFORT, KY – Kentucky State University President M. Christopher Brown II recently announced the findings of an economic impact study conducted by Hanover Research. According to the findings by Hanover, the broader impact of all spending in the Bluegrass Higher Education Region in 2016 by Kentucky State and its students is approximately $130.7 million. The… Continue reading Kentucky State University provides more than $130 million impact

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HBCU Grad becomes Community College of Beaver County’s first African American President

Community College of Beaver County’s (CCBC) of Board of Trustees announced Monday that it has appointed Dr. Roger W. Davis as the 9th president of the college, effective immediately. Dr. Davis has served as the interim president since May 2018 and also becomes the college’s youngest leader to-date. He is the first African American president… Continue reading HBCU Grad becomes Community College of Beaver County’s first African American President

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HCF Announces its “I Love My HBCU” Alumni Campaign

CHICAGO, IL – HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) Division of Alumni Relations and Development announces that it will kick off a three-month long “I Love My HBCU” campaign on Thursday, March 14, 2019, through Friday, June, 14, 2019. Sampled by the Thurgood Marshall Fund and Prairie View A&M University, I Love My HBCU Month was created… Continue reading HCF Announces its “I Love My HBCU” Alumni Campaign

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Morris Brown College names Dr. Kevin James as Interim President

ATLANTA, GA – The Morris Brown College Board of Trustees announced today it has appointed Dr. Kevin James as Interim President, effective March 1, 2019. “I am honored to have been selected by the board to serve at the helm of Georgia’s oldest HBCU founded by black people,” said James. “I look forward to working… Continue reading Morris Brown College names Dr. Kevin James as Interim President

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Fayetteville State University Fall 2018 Graduates Earn 100% Pass Rate on Nursing Exam

FAYETTEVILEE, NC – Fayetteville State University’s (FSU) fall 2018 graduates of the pre-licensure nursing program have earned a 100% pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), the test required for entry into the nursing profession. Twenty-two students took the exam, and all passed on the first attempt. “I can’t empathize enough how proud… Continue reading Fayetteville State University Fall 2018 Graduates Earn 100% Pass Rate on Nursing Exam

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Engineer, STEM Advocate, Higher Education and Civil Leader Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd to serve as Keynote Speaker of ECSU Founders Day Convocation

ELIZABETH CITY, NC – Engineer, STEM advocate, high education and civic leader, public speaker and former president of Alabama State University Dr. Gwendolyn E. Boyd to serve as the 128th Founders Day Convocation at Elizabeth City State University on Friday, March 8, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at the Mickey L. Burnim Fine Arts Center on… Continue reading Engineer, STEM Advocate, Higher Education and Civil Leader Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd to serve as Keynote Speaker of ECSU Founders Day Convocation

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ITC Students Receive Scholarship Funded by the Estate of Herbert Horner Jr. and UNCF

ATLANTA, GA – Interdenominational Theological Center students recently accepted scholarships from the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) funded by the Estate of Herbert Horner Jr., in memory of Johnnie L. Horner. The Horner family is committed to supporting the financial need of students who have chosen to pursue their education at Historically Black Colleges and… Continue reading ITC Students Receive Scholarship Funded by the Estate of Herbert Horner Jr. and UNCF

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National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial to speak at UAPB’s Black History Month event

PINE BLUFF, AR – Entrepreneur, Lawyer, and Legislator Marc Morial will serve as the keynote speaker for the annual Black History Month assembly at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB). The free, public event will take place Thursday, February 14 at 11:00 a.m. in the J.M. Ross Theatre of the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts… Continue reading National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial to speak at UAPB’s Black History Month event

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HBCU Chancellor and President Spotlight: Dr. Lisa Mims-Devezin, Chancellor of Southern University at New Orleans

Every Monday, the HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) will spotlight a Chancellor or President who currently serves a Historically Black College or University. This initiative recognizes and introduces those individuals who serve our nation HBCUs on a daily basis, changing and educating lives while producing the forthcoming visionary leaders of tomorrow. This week’s Chancellor or President: … Continue reading HBCU Chancellor and President Spotlight: Dr. Lisa Mims-Devezin, Chancellor of Southern University at New Orleans

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Tougaloo College Welcomes Two Presidential Candidate Finalists to Campus Feb. 11 and 12

JACKSON, MS – Tougaloo College welcomes two (2) presidential candidate finalists to campus on February 11 and 12. Melva Williams, PhD – Monday, February 11, 2019 Carmen Walters, PhD – Tuesday, February 12, 2019 In a letter written to the Tougaloo College community from Edmond Hughes, Chair of the Presidential Search Committee, the visit purpose… Continue reading Tougaloo College Welcomes Two Presidential Candidate Finalists to Campus Feb. 11 and 12

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. to present Lincoln University of Missouri with first installment of $100,000 Endowment

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. in partnership with the Educational Advancement Foundation (EAF), has pledged an endowment in the amount of $100,000 to Lincoln University as a part of the organization’s AKA-HBCU Endowment Fund. On February 28, 2019, Lincoln University’s President Jerald Jones Woolfolk will come together with 31 other presidents… Continue reading Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. to present Lincoln University of Missouri with first installment of $100,000 Endowment

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Tickets for the 30th Southern Heritage Classic will go on sale February 1st

MEMPHIS, TN – Tickets for the 30th Annual Southern Heritage Classic presented by FedEx football game go on sale this Friday, February 1st. The highly-anticipated game between the long-time rivals Tennessee State University and Jackson State University will take place on Saturday, September 14th at the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is at 6 p.m.… Continue reading Tickets for the 30th Southern Heritage Classic will go on sale February 1st

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NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson to serve as Keynote Speaker of Lincoln University’s MLK Program

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Lincoln University of Missouri introduces its new discussion series entitled, “A Dream Fulfilled: The Presidential Lecture Series,” an initiative by President Jerald Jones Woolfolk in moving Lincoln as a 21st Century HBCU. This discussion series will begin with the institution’s annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Program. The event will… Continue reading NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson to serve as Keynote Speaker of Lincoln University’s MLK Program

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NCAT named as a Featured School by NSA in celebration of their partnership

With the focus that North Carolina A&T State University has in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) as a HBCU, the institution has partnered with the National Security Agency (NSA) for over 20 years. “N.C. A&T contributes to the diversity of our workforce and provides degree programs that are comprehensive, multidisciplinary and relevant to our… Continue reading NCAT named as a Featured School by NSA in celebration of their partnership

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CNN’s Bakari Sellers to Keynote Grambling State’s Black History Convocation

GRAMLING, LA – Grambling State University has announced CNN Commentator and history-making South Carolina Legislator, Bakari Sellers will keynote the University’s Black History Convocation at 10:00 a.m. on February 19, 2019. Sellers, an HBCU graduate, is well-known for making history in 2016, when, at just 22 years old, he defeated a 26-year incumbent State Representative… Continue reading CNN’s Bakari Sellers to Keynote Grambling State’s Black History Convocation

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Saint Augustine’s University President Dr. Everett B. Ward Announces Retirement

RALEIGH, NC – Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) president Dr. Everett B. Ward announced this afternoon that he is retiring from the role he has held for the past five years. Dr. Ward made the announcement during a board of trustees’ executive session, on campus. Dr. Ward, who became the 11th president and only 3rd Saint… Continue reading Saint Augustine’s University President Dr. Everett B. Ward Announces Retirement

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Harris-Stowe State University to host the 15th Annual Mister HBCU Leadership Conference and Competition

ST. LOUIS, MO – Harris-Stowe State University is set to serve as the host of the 15th Annual Mister HBCU Kings’ Leadership Conference and Competition held January 30 – February 2. After 14 years, the conference has tied its knots with Lincoln University of Missouri. The competition with the theme of “Kings In Paris” is… Continue reading Harris-Stowe State University to host the 15th Annual Mister HBCU Leadership Conference and Competition

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Grambling State University School of Nursing application is available for fall 2019

Join the next cohort in the long legacy of Grambling State University trained nurses. Applications for the Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) and the BSN programs are now open. Deadline is February 25, 2019. Click below to download the application: RN to BSN Application Packet – http://bit.ly/gsurnbsnsummer2019 BSN Application… Continue reading Grambling State University School of Nursing application is available for fall 2019

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Four Albany State University faculty members selected as Chancellor’s Learning Scholars

ALBANY, GEORGIA – Four Albany State University (ASU) professors have been selected to participate in the Inaugural Chancellor’s Learning Scholars program by the University System of Georgia (USG). The Chancellor’s Learning Scholars will assist in facilitating Faculty Learning Scholars Communities, which provide an opportunity for faculty and staff to enhance their understanding of a topic… Continue reading Four Albany State University faculty members selected as Chancellor’s Learning Scholars

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State-of-the-Art Residence Hall Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at Talladega College, First of three major campus facilities to open in 2019

TALLADEGA, AL – Talladega College will celebrate the opening of its new, state-of-the-art residence with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. The 45,000 square-foot building is located on the College campus at 130 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Talladega, AL. It features 103 suites for approximately 201 students, group study… Continue reading State-of-the-Art Residence Hall Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at Talladega College, First of three major campus facilities to open in 2019

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Albany State University has $250 million economic impact on the Albany area

ALBANY, GA – Albany State University (ASU) had a $250 million economic impact on the Albany region in 2017, according to a December 2018 study released and commissioned by the University System of Georgia. According to a press released from the university, the study illustrates ASU’s commitment to empowering the Southwest Georgia region, University officials… Continue reading Albany State University has $250 million economic impact on the Albany area

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HBCU Chancellor and President Spotlight: Dr. A. Zachary Faison, Jr., President of Edward Waters College

Every Monday, the HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) will spotlight a Chancellor or President who currently serves a Historically Black College or University. This initiative recognizes and introduces those individuals who serve our nation HBCUs on a daily basis, changing and educating lives while producing the forthcoming visionary leaders of tomorrow. This week’s Chancellor or President: … Continue reading HBCU Chancellor and President Spotlight: Dr. A. Zachary Faison, Jr., President of Edward Waters College

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HBCU graduates publishes reference book on addressing Student Retention and Engagement Strategies

Providing research on the role of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in its today’s role in higher education and various research methods addressing student retention rates, success levels, and engagement. IGI Global announced the release of “Examining Student Retention and Engagement Strategies at Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” edited by Samuel L. Hinton, Ed.… Continue reading HBCU graduates publishes reference book on addressing Student Retention and Engagement Strategies

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GHP awards MVSU Environment Health program with $5,000 grant with the help of an alumnus

ITTA BENA – A Mississippi Valley State University alumnus recently teamed up with his employer to present the institution with a $5,000 grant. According to a press release by the university, Itta Bena native Kortney Haymore, a 2017 graduate of MVSU’s Environmental Health program, currently serves as an industrial hygienist with Gobbell Hays Partners (GHP),… Continue reading GHP awards MVSU Environment Health program with $5,000 grant with the help of an alumnus

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Coppin State University president Maria Thompson to step down

BALTIMORE, MD – Coppin State University’s first female president Maria Thompson announced Thursday that she will step down from the Historically Black University at the end of June. Thompson wrote in a letter to the University’s community that she would be returning to her native city of Nashville following her recent marriage and battled a… Continue reading Coppin State University president Maria Thompson to step down

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University of Arkansas – Pine Bluff Athletics to hold ribbon-cutting ceremony for Arena Renovations

PINE BLUFF, AR – The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will begin a big day of events with the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the renovated H.O. Clemmons Arena Saturday, January 5 at 3 p.m. The ceremony will be held at the main entrance of the arena prior to the Arkansas-Pine Bluff women’s and men’s basketball… Continue reading University of Arkansas – Pine Bluff Athletics to hold ribbon-cutting ceremony for Arena Renovations

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Dr. Everett B. Ward, General President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., to serve as FAMU’s MLK Convocation Speaker

Florida A&M University (FAMU) announced today that Everett B. Ward, Ph.D., president of Saint Augustine’s University and general president of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., will serve as its Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Convocation speaker on January 10, 2019, at 10:10 a.m., in Gaither Gymnasium on FAMU’s campus. This event is free and… Continue reading Dr. Everett B. Ward, General President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., to serve as FAMU’s MLK Convocation Speaker

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The Ten Most Dominant HBCU Leaders of 2019

“A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The dynamics of higher education in America today are driving the demand for a new set of skills and capabilities for tomorrow’s leaders. Historically Black Colleges and Universities provides a quality education to low-income, first-generation,… Continue reading The Ten Most Dominant HBCU Leaders of 2019