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Kim Hunter Reed Named the Next Commissioner of Higher Education in Louisiana

Kim Hunter Reed Named the Next Commissioner of Higher Education in Louisiana

Dr. Reed currently serves as executive director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education. When she becomes Commissioner of Higher Education in Louisiana this summer, she will be the first African American to hold the position.

Southern University Partners With Baton Rouge Community College

Southern University Partners With Baton Rouge Community College

Under the agreement, student at the community college who complete an associate’s degree in science will be able to transfer all credits and pursue a bachelor’s degree in the College of Sciences and Engineering at Southern University.

How Well Do Graduates of Law Schools at HBCUs Perform on Bar Examinations?

How Well Do Graduates of Law Schools at HBCUs Perform on Bar Examinations?

The statistics show than nearly 90 percent of all 2015 law school graduates had passed a state bar examination within two years of graduating from law school. All of law schools at HBCUs had bar passage rates below the national average.

Southern University Establishes a Research Center for Philanthropy Studies

Southern University Establishes a Research Center for Philanthropy Studies

The center aims to educate the socially conscious student, volunteer, and practitioner in the emerging field of philanthropic studies. Ground was recently broken for the construction of the new center, which is expected to be completed early in 2019.

Four African American Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Four African American Women Appointed to New Administrative Positions in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative roles are Rica Calhoun at Florida A&M University, Kimberly Ferguson-Scott at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Akua Johnson Matherson at North Carolina Central University, and Lydia Travis at City College of New York.

Karen Schuster Webb Named President of Union Institute and University in Cincinnati

Karen Schuster Webb Named President of Union Institute and University in Cincinnati

Dr. Webb has been serving as Midwest Campus president and senior adviser for academic innovation to the chancellor of the Antioch University System. Before joining Antioch University, she was the founding dean of the California School of Education of the Alliant International University System.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Former President of Florida A&M University Lands New Administrative Post

Former President of Florida A&M University Lands New Administrative Post

James Ammons, the former president of Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, has announced that he will be executive vice president of the Southern University System in Louisiana and executive vice chancellor of the Baton Rouge campus of Southern University.

Deacue Fields Named to a Dean Position at the University of Arkansas

Deacue Fields Named to a Dean Position at the University of Arkansas

Dr. Fields currently serves as professor and chair of the department of agricultural economics and rural sociology at Auburn University in Alabama.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Black Scholar Named to a High-Level Post in the Department of Education

Black Scholar Named to a High-Level Post in the Department of Education

Leonard Haynes has been appointed as senior advisor to the Under Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education. He has been serving as a distinguished adjunct professor in the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at Ohio State University.

Southern University Is the First HBCU to Partner With America Makes

Southern University Is the First HBCU to Partner With America Makes

America Makes is a multi-agency collaboration among industry, universities, and government partners, led by the Departments of Commerce, Energy, Defense, Education, NASA, and the National Science Foundation that conducts research into additive manufacturing and 3D printing technology.

In Memoriam: Samuel DuBois Cook, 1928-2017

In Memoriam: Samuel DuBois Cook, 1928-2017

Samuel DuBois Cook was the first African American faculty member at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and the long-time president of Dillard University in New Orleans.

Paine College in Augusta, Georgia, Names Jerry Hardee as Its Next President

Paine College in Augusta, Georgia, Names Jerry Hardee as Its Next President

Jerry L. Hardee is the former assistant to the president for equal opportunity programs and multicultural affairs at Valdosta State University in Georgia. He will take office on July 1.

Southern University Offers Financial Incentive to Children of Alumni

Southern University Offers Financial Incentive to Children of Alumni

Under the new Legacy Award program, students who qualify for admission and have at least one parent who is a Southern University graduate will be able to pay in-state tuition no matter where they currently reside.

Five African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Five African Americans Appointed to New Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Taking on new administrative roles are Karen M. Carty at Grambling State University, Anthony L. Holloman at Fort Valley State University, Ray Trapp at North Carolina A&T State University, Roman Banks at Southern University, and Robert Kelly at Loyola University Maryland.

Southern University to Award Degrees to Black Students Slain on Campus in 1972

Southern University to Award Degrees to Black Students Slain on Campus in 1972

In 1972, police were called to campus of Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to remove Black student protestors from the president’s office. During the ensuing melee, two students were shot dead from shotgun blasts. No one was ever charged with the murders.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

California Community Colleges Strengthen Ties With HBCUs

California Community Colleges Strengthen Ties With HBCUs

California Community Colleges have agreements with a large number of HBCUs to ease transfer from two-year associate degree programs in California to four-year bachelor’s degree programs at Black colleges and universities. Southern University and Shaw University are the newest partners.

M. Christopher Brown Appointed President of Kentucky State University

M. Christopher Brown Appointed President of Kentucky State University

Dr. Brown has been serving as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs for the Southern University System in Louisiana. He is the former president of Alcorn State University in Mississippi. He stepped down from that position in December 2013.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Kim Hunter Reed Appointed to Lead the Colorado Department of Higher Education

Kim Hunter Reed Appointed to Lead the Colorado Department of Higher Education

Dr. Reed served as under secretary of education for postsecondary diversity and inclusion in the Obama administration. She also served as head of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants or Gifts of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants or gifts to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Four Black Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

Four Black Scholars Honored With Prestigious Awards

The honorees are Wanda Spurlock of Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Carmen Robinson of the University of California, Santa Cruz, Alex Acholonu of Alcorn State University in Mississippi, and Joy Buolamwini of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Southern University Debuts Online Archive of Slave Narratives

Southern University Debuts Online Archive of Slave Narratives

The collection was assembled by John B. Cade Sr., a professor and dean at Southern University in the early twentieth century. Cade and a group of his students traveled throughout the South in the 1930s to interview former slaves.

Southern University Strengthens Ties With Louisiana Community and Technical College

Southern University Strengthens Ties With Louisiana Community and Technical College

Honor students who earn an associate’s degree at any of the campuses of the Louisiana Technical and Community College System will be guaranteed admission to Southern University and be eligible for a $1,500 Pathway Scholarship.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Higher Education Grants of Interest to African Americans

Here is this week’s news of grants to historically Black colleges and universities or for programs of particular interest to African Americans in higher education.

The New Chancellor of the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center

The New Chancellor of the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center

Bobby R. Phills, former dean and director of land grant programs at Florida A&M University, was named chancellor of the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center and dean of the university’s College of Agriculture.

Southern University in Louisiana to Implement Advanced Adaptive Technology Coursework

Southern University in Louisiana to Implement Advanced Adaptive Technology Coursework

The Advance Adaptive Technology platform uses 21st century learning technologies to deliver quality online instruction coursework that will be used in biology and history classes to assess the effectiveness of the learning environments to improve student-learning outcomes.

A New African American Dean at River Parishes Community College

A New African American Dean at River Parishes Community College

Walter T. Tillman Jr. was named dean of student services and enrollment management at River Parishes Community College in Gonzales, Louisiana. He is a former executive of the Southern University System.

The Tenth President of Grambling State University in Louisiana

The Tenth President of Grambling State University in Louisiana

Richard J. Gallot, Jr. is a former Louisiana state senator and state representative. He served three terms in the House and one term in the Senate. He did not seek reelection in 2015.

A Change in Leadership at the White House HBCU Initiative

A Change in Leadership at the White House HBCU Initiative

Ivory Toldson, executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities has resigned and will return to the faculty at Howard University. Kim Hunter Reed will now lead the office. She was a deputy undersecretary of education and former chief of staff for the Louisiana Board of Regents.