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.
Central State University will celebrate its rich history and recognize outstanding alumni doing its 131th Charter Day Convocation.
Dear Mr. Taylor:
Congratulations on your appointment as the Chairman of the President’s Board of Advisors for the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. We are very familiar with your work ethic and have seen it in action for seven and a half years as the President and CEO of Thurgood Marshall College Fund.
Central State University has been selected to partner with a national project to train students to be informed and engaged citizens.
Self-Care has become a trend. Frilly fabrics, pedicures, facials, glittery positive affirmations, candles and flowers floating in a warm bubble bath, glamorous vacations, retail therapy and the works without THEE work.
Tuskegee University professor and researcher Clayton Yates has received an $8.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study disease disparities in African American communities, and developing programming to help stem their impact.
Virginia State University has received a $600,000 federal grant to train farmers and ranchers in more than 50 counties throughout Virginia, with a specific emphasis on veterans and residents from socially disadvantaged areas.
A video of men allegedly waving guns in a Southern University dorm room led to the arrest of three men this week, and the seizure of firearms and marijuana. From WBRZ:
Virginia State University pays tribute to now-defunct St. Paul’s College, a private HBCU in rural Virginia which shuttered in 2013, but which graduated several VSU faculty and staff members who today carry its legacy.
Faculty researchers at Tennessee State University have earned more than $2 million in grant funding from the US Department of Agriculture, the university announced this week.
Dr. Li-Byarlay has donated an Illumina MiniSeq sequencer (fair market value of $50000) to the College of Science and Engineering and the Land-Grant Programs at Central State University in December 2017.
The Virginian-Pilot reports that the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference basketball tournaments will likely remain in Norfolk, Va. for the next three years.