Tuskegee University to host HBCU President’s Symposium

On Wednesday, April 14, presidents from several Historically Black Colleges and Universities will participate in “The Presidents’ Symposium: The 21st Century Black College President.”

The moderator will be Dr. Thomas Cole, president of the Interdenominational Theological Center. Slated to participate on the panel are:

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Dr. William H. Harris, president, Alabama State University
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Dr. Fred Humphries, president emeritus, Florida A&M University
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Dr. Ernest McNealy, president, Stillman College
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Dr. Marvalene Hughes, president, Dillard University

The purpose of the symposium is to highlight the challenges, opportunities and threats of the unique and diverse group of colleges and universities composed of today’s HBCUs. The symposium’s goal is to allow college presidents to inform a range of publics the extent of their and others’ collective contributions. More importantly, the discussion will strive to induce a platform to develop a more cohesive national strategy to keep up with the ever-changing dynamics of leading HBCUs and the critical need for teamwork across the board.

This signature event is part of the celebration activities commemorating Tuskegee University President, Dr. Benjamin F. Payton’s 28 years of service and achievement. This event is free and open to the public. Students, administration, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.

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