HBCU advocates and supporters throughout Washington D.C. are head over heels in love with details from the recently-released Omnibus bill, which proposes significant increases for vital funding resources for historically black colleges and universities.
Trustees at Lincoln University of Missouri last week named Jerald Woolfolk as the school’s 20th president. She brings an HBCU pedigree as a student, graduate and former administrator, and the unaminous vote for her appointment, trustees say, was a faith in her skills to grow student enrollment and to fundraise.
Sometimes HBCU news and affairs reaches the radar of PWI advocates. In Tallahassee, it is a frequent occurence for supporters of Florida State University.
Here’s a few points of emphasis from fans on Warchant.com message board, which is designed to be a place for FSU friends.
Last December, Cheyney University announced that it would suspend football as a varsity sport, citing cost-cutting needs. In February, the school announced plans to launch rugby as a club sport for men and women at the embattled HBCU.
A state known for drastic approaches to fiscal austerity has moved one step closer to making new investments in higher education for the upcoming fiscal year, and the state’s public and private HBCUs will benefit from the increases.
Dr. Abdullah talks about the resurgence of VSU athletics, a new grant to support agribusiness growth in Virginia’s black communities, and what has positioned the VSU as one of the state’s fast-growing institutions in new student enrollment.
Dr. Melanie McReynolds, a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Rabinowitz Lab Group at Princeton University, shares her journey from Alcorn State University to the Ivy League, and the moments and people who helped in shaping her career.
As we prepare to complete the spring semester, we will likely see a wave of leadership transitions at our nation’s HBCUs. Many of us will probably say, “Here we go again.” Last week, while at NASPA’s 100th Annual National Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, I presented on a topic entitled “HBCU Presidential Transitions: The Impact on Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.” It sparked a much-needed conversation on an under-discussed issue.
A recent series published by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution outlined a grim picture for our Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), based mostly upon analysis of some of the sector’s lower schools on the spectrum defined by six-year graduation rates.
Claflin University Athletic Director Jerome Fitch breaks down the Panthers’ move to the CIAA, the ramifications it will have for student athletes and athletic corporate partnerships, and how it supports the university’s mission.
Alabama State University President Quinton Ross discusses the recent financial stability status upgrade from Standard & Poor’s, how HBCU communities can influence legislative agendas, and ASU’s support for Concordia College as it prepares to close its doors.
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Less than a year ago, Florida A&M University was boxed out of performance-based funding after posting third-to-last on several of the state’s metrics for institutional success. Nine months later, the state legislature threw more zeroes at its flagship historically black college, while its predominantly white neighbor came up aces in new capital funding.