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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