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UNC System President Margaret Spellings Announces Resignation

CHAPEL HILL, NC – University of North Carolina System President Margaret Spellings announced her resignation on Friday (10/26). She has agreed to continue serving through March 1, 2019, according to a press release by the UNC System. “North Carolina’s public universities are the lifeblood of the state. They are pillars of communities, drivers of economies,… Continue reading UNC System President Margaret Spellings Announces Resignation

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Former Kentucky State Interim President Dr. Aaron Thompson named fourth President of CPE

FRANKFORT, KY – The Council on Postsecondary Education has unanimously selected Dr. Aaron Thompson as its fourth president. Thompson, who presently serves as the Council’s executive vice president and chief academic officer, will transition to his new responsibilities November 1, according to WTVQ. He is the first Kentucky native and African-American to hold this position… Continue reading Former Kentucky State Interim President Dr. Aaron Thompson named fourth President of CPE

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UAPB Alumna Tamika S. Edwards Named Executive Director of the Social Justice Institute at Philander Smith College

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Philander Smith College (PSC), a historically black college, has announced that Tamika S. Edwards, J.D., has been selected to lead the College’s Social Justice Institute following an extensive national search. The appointment, which makes Edwards the second Executive Director in the institute’s history, will begin September 4. According to an press… Continue reading UAPB Alumna Tamika S. Edwards Named Executive Director of the Social Justice Institute at Philander Smith College

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Clark Atlanta University Receives $20,000 Grant from the UPS Foundation

ATLANTA, GA – Clark Atlanta University (CAU) received a $20,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS. According to a press release by the university, for the fifth consecutive year CAU has been selected as a university partner for this vital program. The fellowship empowers young African… Continue reading Clark Atlanta University Receives $20,000 Grant from the UPS Foundation

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Voorhees College: The Last School Standing Founded By One of Booker T. Washington’s Students

DENMARK, SC – Voorhees College continually holds the distinct honor of being the last institution standing that was founded by one of Booker T. Washington’s students. Elizabeth Evelyn Wright, who was at the age of 23, began her studies at Booker T. Washington’s famed Tuskegee Institute. She said time at Tuskegee gave her a mission… Continue reading Voorhees College: The Last School Standing Founded By One of Booker T. Washington’s Students

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HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) Announces its 107 Days of HBCU Campaigning & Giving Campaign

Contact Division of Communications (773) 988-2106 communications@hbcucampaignfund.org CHICAGO, IL – The HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) announces 107 days of HBCU Campaigning & Giving. The campaign designed to encourage individuals to donate to the financial needs of students, and furthering academic success at Historically Black Colleges and Universities as well as Predominately Black Institutions. Each day… Continue reading HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) Announces its 107 Days of HBCU Campaigning & Giving Campaign

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Florida Memorial University Board of Trustees appoints Dr. Jaffus Hardrick to lead as interim president

MIAMI GARDENS, FL – A veteran of higher education administration has been selected as Florida Memorial University’s interim president on June 22. Dr. Jaffus Hardrick replaces interim president Dr. Castell V. Bryant, the FMU Board of Trustees announced this past Friday evening, according to The Miami Times. Hardrick, who worked for ten years at Florida… Continue reading Florida Memorial University Board of Trustees appoints Dr. Jaffus Hardrick to lead as interim president

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HBCU and PB Institutions May Apply to Participate in HCF’s Supported Institution of the Month Initiative Program

The HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) organization cordially invites Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominately Black Institutions to participate in part of its Supported Institution of the Month Initiative Program that is designed as a monthly awareness and another venue of advertisement for HBCU and PB institutions which targets the areas of infrastructure, academic… Continue reading HBCU and PB Institutions May Apply to Participate in HCF’s Supported Institution of the Month Initiative Program

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Dr. Mickey L. Burnim Appointed Interim President of University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES)

PRINCESS ANNE, MD – University System of Maryland (USM) Chancellor Robert Caret named Mickey L. Burnim interim president of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES). Dr. Burnim will begin transitioning into the position on June 18, 2018, and will begin his service as interim president on July 1, 2018, according to a press release… Continue reading Dr. Mickey L. Burnim Appointed Interim President of University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES)

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Grambling State University Sees Increase in Summer Enrollment

GRAMBLING, LA – Grambling State University (GSU) has announced that the campus continues to see enrollment growth, with a 10 percent year-over-year jump in enrollment as of its Summer l 2018 certification date. In a press release by the university, the University’s certified enrollment report showed 1,527 students enrolled, up from 1, 391 students at… Continue reading Grambling State University Sees Increase in Summer Enrollment