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African-American Studies Initiative Awarded $1 Million in Grants and Gifts to Prairie View A&M University

PRAIRIE VIEW, TX – The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) a grant of $500,000 to support its effort to establish an African-American Studies Initiative which will be housed in its Marvin D. and June Samuel Brailsford College of Arts and Sciences. Inspired by the Mellon Foundation award, an anonymous… Continue reading African-American Studies Initiative Awarded $1 Million in Grants and Gifts to Prairie View A&M University

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HBCU Chancellor and President Spotlight: Dr. Lester C. Newman, President of Jarvis Christian College

Every Friday, 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 upcoming visionary leaders of tomorrow. This week’s Chancellor or President:… Continue reading HBCU Chancellor and President Spotlight: Dr. Lester C. Newman, President of Jarvis Christian College

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Texas Southern University Board of Regents named former Fox 26 KRIV anchor Melinda Spaulding as Vice President of University Advancement

HOUSTON, TX – Fox 26 KRIV anchor Melinda Spaulding Chevalier wrapped up a 13 year career and said goodbye to television news as the Texas Southern University Board of Regents unanimously confirmed her as the new Vice President of University Advancement during their quarterly meeting on August 18. Spaulding, an Emmy Award-winning journalist, will direct… Continue reading Texas Southern University Board of Regents named former Fox 26 KRIV anchor Melinda Spaulding as Vice President of University Advancement

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PVAMU Named Dr. Ruth Simmons as Interim President

COLLEGE STATION, TX –  Dr. Ruth Simmons, an accomplished university president with administrative experience in Ivy League Schools, a women’s university and a historically black college, has been named interim President of Prairie View A&M University. Dr. Simmons, who retired as president of Brown University in 2012, will assume her duties July 1, following the… Continue reading PVAMU Named Dr. Ruth Simmons as Interim President

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Huston-Tillotson University President Colette Pierce Burnette to Co-Chair Austin’s Institutional Anti-Racism Task Force

AUSTIN, TX – Austin Mayor Steve Adler announced a task force group on Wednesday that will explore ways the city can combat institutional racism within criminal justice, health, education, finance and housing. The group will be made up of 49 members to take a comprehensive look at institutional racism and make recommendations by March. The… Continue reading Huston-Tillotson University President Colette Pierce Burnette to Co-Chair Austin’s Institutional Anti-Racism Task Force