HBCU News

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

HBCU News

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

HBCU News

A Grandmother and Granddaughter Graduates Together from Chicago State University

CHICAGO, IL – This graduation season, a grandmother and granddaughter graduated together from Chicago State University on December 14. According to ABC 7 Chicago, Grandmother Belinda Berry, who is 62 years old, and granddaughter Karea Berry, who is 25 years old, waited nervously in the Raucous Jones Convention Center for their names to be called.… Continue reading A Grandmother and Granddaughter Graduates Together from Chicago State University

HBCU History · HBCU News

Retired Energy Executive and Longtime Mechanical Engineer Cordell Reed Passes Away

CHICAGO, IL – Cordell Reed, an executive with ComEd and a longtime mechanical engineer, died on December 4, 2017, at the age of 79 after a long illness, said his wife of 27-years Bernice Reed according to Chicago State University. Born on March 26, 1938, in Chicago, Illinois Reed grew up in a south side… Continue reading Retired Energy Executive and Longtime Mechanical Engineer Cordell Reed Passes Away

HBCU News

Chicago State University student to be honored by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Governor Bruce Rauner announced on Wednesday, November 10 the 2016 outstanding college  students who will be honored by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois. The academy will recognize these students during the annual Student Laureate Convocation at 11 a.m.  Saturday, November 12 at the Old State Capitol in Springfield. Darren Martin, 37, senior… Continue reading Chicago State University student to be honored by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois

HBCU News

HCF releases 2016 HBCU Royalty Dictionary and Magazine

CHICAGO, IL – This past June, HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) held its 3rd annual HBCU Royalty Dictionary competition with the theme “Rulers of the Throne”. The competition highlights newly historically black colleges and universities campus Queens, Kings and SGA Presidents. The HBCU Royalty Dictionary is an initiative that spotlights the newly elected and crowned campus… Continue reading HCF releases 2016 HBCU Royalty Dictionary and Magazine

HBCU News · Uncategorized

Chicago State University to open doors to Chicago Public High School Students during teachers strike

CHICAGO, IL – Chicago State University, a predominately black institution located on 9501 S. King Drive on Chicago’s South Side has announced that the institution will open its doors to more than 300 Chicago Public  high school students in response to the impending CPS Teachers Strike which is schedule to take place on October 11.… Continue reading Chicago State University to open doors to Chicago Public High School Students during teachers strike

HBCU News

Statement from HCF President on the passing of Chicago State University’s Ronald “Baba Kwesi” Harris

I would like to take the time out and pause for a moment to pay respects to an powerful man who is well-known within the city of Chicago and definitely in Chicago State University history Mr. Ronald “Baba Kwesi” Harris, who pass away after having to battle with cancer. Mr. Harris served as the Director… Continue reading Statement from HCF President on the passing of Chicago State University’s Ronald “Baba Kwesi” Harris

HBCU News

Help Rally to Save Chicago State University From Shut Down Due to Illinois State Budget Crisis

The D.J’s Music Site HBCU Campaign Fund organization ask that you join us in rallying to save Chicago State University, which is predominantly black and serves as a Thurgood Marshall College Fund member-school. Chicago State University holds more than 140 years of historic history and is currently operating on limited funds until March. After March,… Continue reading Help Rally to Save Chicago State University From Shut Down Due to Illinois State Budget Crisis