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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students at Howard University are questioning timing and response of the school’s annual housing assignment process this week, demanding answers for long lines, unexplained wait times and prospects of not having a room for the fall semester.
The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference today announced a five-year extension for Commissioner Gregory Moore, adding a half-decade two what has arguably one of the great executive runs in the history of black college sports.
Dr. Dawkins talks about a new grant from the Walmart Foundation to support the College’s accreditation reaffirmation efforts, and the critical work of fundraising to ensure the campus meets a $4 million goal by June 30.
North Carolina A&T State University alumna, former Bennett College professor and Rep. Alma Adams talks about a national challenge to American corporations to hire more HBCU graduates and growing interest from the Republican party in HBCU advocacy.
This morning on my drive to work I listened, as I always do, to the Tom Joyner Morning Show. Shaun King, noted Civil Rights activist and writer, offered a poignant perspective this morning on the historical significance of the blockbuster movie, “Black Panther.”
Fisk University Trustee Robert W. Norton and his wife Janice have donated $1 million to the school’s general scholarship fund, following a movement of increased philanthropy at the historic private HBCU.
University of Maryland Eastern Shore President Juliette Bell today announced her plans to resign, effective June 30.
Yesterday, news broke that four historically black universities will no longer owe the federal government money they borrowed to help rebuild campuses ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.