Critical Issues Explored at HBCU Convening

Diverse: Issues In Higher Education


Critical topics that focused on how historically Black colleges and universities can forge public/private partnerships to how they can enhance their narrative, was front and center at the second annual National Summit for Sustainability of HBCUs.

Co-chaired by Dr. Roselyn Clark Artis, President of Benedict College and Thomas W. Dortch, Jr., Chairman of 100 Black Men of America, the Summit brought together HBCU leaders and other stakeholders to strategize on key issues relating to student enrollment, fundraising and media relations.

Dr. Belle S. Wheelan, President of the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the regional accrediting body, discussed some of the ongoing challenges that HBCUs face and how important it is that these institutions partner with each other to ensure their survival and longevity.

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