HBCU Presidents: What America Needs To Know About the Role of HBCUs in the National College Completion Agenda

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    HBCU Presidents: What America Needs To Know About the Role of HBCUs in the National College Completion Agenda

    PR Newswire

    Please join the Southern Education Foundation (SEF)—which on June 23-25 will be convening more than 100 HBCU presidents and trustees for its 2011 HBCU Governance and Institutional Effectiveness Seminar—along with its higher education experts and a select group of HBCU presidents for an honest and candid media briefing to discuss the collective impact of HBCUs and how these institutions contribute to the national college completion agenda. HBCU presidents will also address how they are handling greater competition for students, an increasingly difficult fiscal environment, and reoccurring questions of relevance.

    Who:

    Carlton Brown, Ed.D.

    President

    Clark Atlanta University

    Beverly Hogan, Ph.D.

    President

    Tougaloo College

    Walter Kimbrough, Ph.D.

    President

    Philander Smith College

    Charlie Nelms, Ph.D.

    Chancellor

    North Carolina Central University

    Mary Evans Sias, Ph.D.

    President

    Kentucky State University

    David Wilson, Ed.D.

    President

    Morgan State University

    Kent McGuire, Ph.D.

    President and CEO

    SEF

    James T. Minor, Ph.D.

    Senior Program Officer/Director of Higher Education Programs

    SEF

    When:

    Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 2 PM ET

    What:

    Media Briefing with HBCU Presidents

    Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

    Where:

    The Ritz Carlton Atlanta

    181 Peachtree Street, N.E.

    Atlanta, GA 30303

    Telephone:

    800-210-9006 (US/CAN); a confirmation number to participate will be sent upon receipt of RSVP.  All media must register in advance.

    If you are planning to attend this unprecedented media briefing, please RSVP and indicate your attendance preference to Tiffany Young at tyoung@ttgpartners.com.  Space is limited; early registration is encouraged.  

    Note: Onsite media check-in will begin at 1:30 PM.  To schedule media interviews, please contact Tia T. Gordon at (202) 906-0149 or tgordon@ttgpartners.com.  For questions on the day of the event or during the call, please contact Tiffany Young at (240) 350-2024.

    SEF is the nation's oldest education nonprofit and has for over 144 years made outsized contributions to improving education at all levels, from pre-kindergarten through higher education. In a more diverse and global society, SEF maintains a prime focus on the South as the poorest and least educated region of the U.S., but also works to improve education systems and opportunity nationally.  SEF, as a public charity, aims to advance creative solutions that ensure fairness and excellence in education for all.  Research, policy analysis, advocacy, and service programs are the primary means through which SEF pursues its mission.

    Tia T. Gordon
    TTG+Partners
    tgordon@ttgpartners.com

    Tiffany Young
    tyoung@ttgpartners.com

    /PRNewswire — June 16, 2011/

    SOURCE Southern Education Foundation