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North Carolina Central University Announces New Chancellor Karrie Dixon

By Kyra Alessandrini North Carolina Central University¬†(NCCU) is welcoming a new chancellor. Karrie Dixon will be the¬†HBCU‚Äôs¬†13th chancellor starting July 1. ‚ÄúNorth Carolina Central has a rich legacy and history, and the role that it plays in the community is strong,‚ÄĚ Dixon said in an announcement meeting on Thursday, according to The News & Observer. ‚ÄúI just want to leverage that and build partnerships across Durham.‚ÄĚ She said her new role is a ‚Äúdream come true.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúNCCU embodies grit, innovation, leadership, purpose and legacy, and I am committed to building on our rich traditions and ensuring that our students, faculty,

TSU Interim President Marks First Day With Gov. Lee, Rotary Club Meeting

By Alexis Clark Tennessee State University Interim President Ronald Johnson marked the beginning of his tenure with a significant community event on his first day in Nashville. President Johnson attended the July 8th Rotary Club of Nashville meeting, which featured Gov. Bill Lee. Rotary President and TSU alumnus Dr. Alfred Degrafinreid II recognized Johnson, who attended as guest of TSU Board Dr. Marquita Qualls. President Johnson described the Rotary meeting as eventful, as he had the opportunity to meet with the governor and dozens of business leaders and stakeholders to continue fostering access and information for the university’s portfolio. “What we’re

Of Course Applications For HBCUs Are Surging, Here’s Why

By Quintessa Williams There has been a recent increase in enrollment and applications at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). According to a¬†report from HBCU Connect¬†on July 5, the growing trend of Black students pursuing higher education in Black spaces has been driven by several factors. Schools such as¬†Hampton University,¬†Virginia State University,¬†Virginia Union University, and¬†Howard University¬†have been at the forefront of this new trend. One of¬†the most significant factors¬†contributing to the rise in applications to HBCUs has been their prominent reputation. They are recognized as ‚Äúcenters of academic excellence and supportive campus environments,‚ÄĚ which makes them particularly attractive to students

FAMU among HBCU’s getting money for historic preservation

By Channing Frampton The National Park Service today awarded $10,670,000 to 15 projects in eight states as part of the¬†Historic Preservation Fund¬†[]‚Äôs¬†Historically Black Colleges and Universities grant program¬†[], which focuses on the repair of historic structures on the campuses of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs vital for America‚Äôs HBCUs to preserve their vibrant history, ensuring that the places and the events that happened there are not forgotten,‚ÄĚ said¬†National Park Service Director Chuck Sams. ‚ÄúI‚Äôm proud that the National Park Service can support this locally-led stewardship.‚ÄĚ This year‚Äôs grants will support the preservation of sites like Simmons College‚Äôs Steward

Howard University Appoints ‚ÄúChuka‚ÄĚ Onwumechili as Interim Dean of Cathy Hughes School of Communications

By Sholnn Z. Freeman Howard University has named¬†Chukwuka “Chuka” Onwumechili¬†(Ph.D.¬†‚Äô90) as the interim dean of the Cathy Hughes School of Communications, effective July 1. This announcement comes as Howard University acknowledges the distinguished career and leadership of Gracie Lawson Borders, Ph.D., who has served as dean for over a decade. Onwumechili, an esteemed educator and alumnus of Howard University, brings a wealth of experience to his new role. He previously held positions within the University, including professor and chair of the Department of Strategic, Legal and Management Communications, and interim dean of the College of Communication from 2012 to 2013.

HBCU Athletic Conference Announces Rebrand And 3 New Member Universities

By Kyra Alessandrini The Gulf Coast Athletic Conference is rebranding itself under a new name. Now titled the HBCU Athletic Conference, the organization is expanding to include new member universities and initiatives. The goal is to give more visibility and highlight the impact of¬†HBCUs¬†in collegiate sports and beyond, according to¬†HBCU Gameday. ‚ÄúToday, the nation watches as we give our HBCU students the opportunity to take up space,‚ÄĚ Dr. Kiki Baker Barnes, the Commissioner of the HBCU Athletic Conference, said, according to¬†Hope Credit Union. ‚ÄúWhether it‚Äôs on the field, in classrooms, or at their local bank, we want to ensure that

University of the District of Columbia Appoints Four Women to Key Administrative Positions

Courtesy of the University of the District of Columbia Taneka S. Miller has been named vice president for government, community, and corporate relations. Her new appointment marks a return to the University of the District of Columbia, where she previously served as executive director for state and local affairs. Most recently, she served as deputy general counsel for general practice with D.C. Public Schools. Miller received her bachelor’s degree in history and master of education degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She holds a juris doctorate from Howard University. Maria Byrd has been appointed vice president for innovation and transformation. Since

Morgan State University’s EMASS Division Awarded $1.5 Million Acceleration Grant From National Institute for Student Success

Courtesy of Morgan State University Morgan State University’s Division of Enrollment Management and Student Success (EMASS) received a $1.5 million Acceleration Grant from the National Institute for Student Success (NISS), focused on improving student retention and increasing graduation rates. By collaborating with other offices throughout the university, EMASS provides essential support to guide students through enrollment and academic processes, including managing financial aid and academic advisement. The grant will help the University standardize academic advising systems and protocols to ensure students receive consistent, proactive support across all advising units and colleges. It will also strengthen the ability of student support

Over 800 First-Time Freshman Expected For Orientation

Courtesy of Tennessee State University More than 800 first-time freshmen will embark on the ‚ÄúLand of Golden Sunshine‚Ä̬†on July 16-24¬†to participate in New Student Orientation (NSO). Called the ROAR Experience, NSO is an immersive event over several days designed to introduce new first-time students to TSU‚Äôs thriving campus culture and community. This will also give parents and students an opportunity to ask any lingering questions regarding financial aid, course advisement and selection, and student activities. Current TSU students will share their experiences while faculty representatives will discuss their respective academic units. LaMar-Octavious Scott, director of Admissions at TSU, says NSO

After accreditation win, Cheyney’s president discusses future for America’s first HBCU

By Chanel Hill Cheyney University President Aaron Walton said his vision for the historically Black institution, or HBCU, is to be the premier educational model for academic excellence, character development and social responsibility. This comes days after it was announced the university, which is the oldest HBCU in the country, could keep its accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The school was founded in 1837 and is located in Chester and Delaware counties. ‚ÄúCheyney has a model that other HBCUs and PWIs [predominantly white institutions] can emulate,‚ÄĚ Walton said in an interview with The Tribune. ‚ÄúThere are