Dr. Braque Talley, Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Success.

CHICAGO, IL – The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student Success and HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) Board of Director, Braque Talley, has been selected to participate in the 2021 Higher Education Leadership Foundation (H.E.L.F.) Mu Cohort institute. 44 higher education scholars, practitioners, and administrators selected make up the 11th and 12th cohort and will participate in a 4-day leadership institute that will take place June 3-6th, 2021 on the campus of Wiley College located in Marshall, Texas.

The Higher Education Leadership Foundation (H.E.L.F.) was established in March 2015 to provide bold, engaging and innovative learning and mentoring opportunities for current and aspiring leaders. At H.E.L.F., they intend to play a vital role in the mission by encouraging leaders to “lift as they climb” in order to ensure that HBCUs survive and thrive as national models of achievement.

“We appreciate seeing growth among our leaders at HCF. Rather individuals serve on the Board of Directors, executive leadership team, or staff, we encourage them to go out and positively impact the economic and civic success of our respective communities,” said Demetrius Johnson, Jr., Founder, President & CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors at HCF. “This is such an amazing opportunity for Dr. Talley, and I look forward to seeing where this goes for him. H.E.L.F. prepares effective leaders for the future and new leaders who can model the way for the populations our HBCUs serves. Through this institute, participants gain the necessary knowledge and skills they need to lead higher education into the future. We wish Dr. Talley much success as he continues to grow through leadership.”

A native of Starkville, Mississippi, Dr. Talley current serves as the Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Prior to joining UAPB, he served his alma mater, Rust College, as Vice President of Enrollment Management. While in this capacity, he helped lead the college in achieving increases in overall student enrollment and retention; his department also received more than $1 million in grants and other gifts to undergid student support initiatives. Dr. Talley has also served as the Coordinator of Marketing and Recruitment at Alabama A&M University.

Dr. Talley graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor of arts in English from Rust College. He earned a masters of urban and regional planning, with a concentration in Community Development from Alabama A&M University, and a doctorate of philosophy in higher education from Jackson State University.

Dr. Talley has served on the Board of Directors for HCF since 2020, and is active in several other professional, civic and social organizations.

For more information about the Higher Education Leadership Foundation, visit www.heleaders.org.


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