Clark Atlanta University Looks to Boost Enrollments of Black Men

Clark Atlanta University has launched a new program with the aim to increase the number of Black make students who enroll. At the present time, women make up more than 70 percent of the student body at the historically Black university.

The new Black Male Sunday Initiative is designed to convince Black male teenagers in high school to enroll at Clark Atlanta. The initiative will involve teams of students, faculty, and staff that will be dispatched to churches across the Atlanta metropolitan area during Sunday services. Each team of “CAU Ambassadors” will speak before church congregations to explain how a degree from the university will enhance the lives of Black men, improve their earning potential, and make them productive members of our society.

The initiative is the brainchild of Peter O. Nwosu, provost and vice president of academic affairs at Clark Atlanta University. Dr. Nwosu holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and journalism from the Institute of Management and Technology in Enugu, Nigeria. He earned a master’s degree from Towson University in Maryland and a Ph.D. in communications from Howard University in Washington, D.C.


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  1. Mr. Abayomi Manrique says:

    I wish Nwosu would try and repair the damage done to several male and female students who spent thousands of student loan monies (which they are still responsible for) and did not get the support of this so called university and did not graduate.. I am one of those students and I would not advise any student or young person to attend this so called institution.

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