This week marks the 2014 HBCU Week, part of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The conference, held in Washington, D.C., is framing "issues in ways that encourage changes based on new paradigms that influence higher education and opportunities for all students," and it includes tracks on research, institutional advancement, academic affairs, faculty development, and student affairs. You can read tweets from conference attendees at #2014HBCUWeek.
As the U.S. Department of Education states, HBCUs today continue a proud tradition as vibrant centers of intellectual inquiry and engines of scientific discovery and innovation.
On AGBU, Alvin Schexnider, former chancellor of the North Carolina HBCU Winston Salem State University, discusses the importance of understanding an institution's particular history and culture.
For more on AGB's work with HBCUs, visit our webpage on Governing and Leading Historically Black Colleges and Universities.