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June 15-17, 2016 Sheraton Atlanta hotel Atlanta, Georgia


THE 2016 HBCU SUMMIT PROGRAM PRE-SUMMIT AGENDA WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016________________________________________________ 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

HBCU ADMINISTRATOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT From Goals to Growth: Reimagining Your Enrollment Process to Enable Success (SPONSORED BY: Royall and Company)


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016________________________________________________ 12:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

COUNCIL OF 1890 UNIVERSITIES PRESIDENTS’ MEETING (CLOSED SESSION) LUCHEON FOR 1890 UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTS (SPONSORED BY: intellADAPT) Juliette B. Bell, President, University of Maryland Eastern Shore; Chair, Council of 1890 Universities

6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. VALDOSTA ROOM


6:00 p.m. – 6:05 p.m.

GREETINGS Juliette B. Bell, President, University of Maryland Eastern Shore; Chair, Council of 1890 Universities

6:05 p.m. – 6:20 p.m.

OPENING REMARKS RoSusan D. Bartee, Interim Vice President, Association of Public and Landgrant Universities Victor Brown, Chief Technology Officer, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)

6:20 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.


6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.

THE HBCU TOWN HALL: A STUDENT PANEL DISCUSSION ON HBCU COLLEGE LIFE MODERATOR Jared C. Avery, Associate Director, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities PANEL MEMBERS Taylor Tucker, North Carolina A&T State University Morgann Adams, Spelman College 2

7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


8:30 p.m. – 8:35 p.m.

CLOSING REMARKS RoSusan D. Bartee, Interim Vice President, Association of Public and Landgrant Universities

8:35 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.


THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016________________________________________________ 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. ATHENS ROOM


7:00 a.m. – 7:10 a.m.

GREETINGS Jared C. Avery, Associate Director, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities James Moore, Program Director, National Science Foundation

7:10 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

TAPPING INTO THE INDIVIDUAL GRIT OF STUDENTS: BUILDING STUDENT SUCCESS FROM THE INSIDE OUT SPEAKER Terrell Strayhorn, Director; Center for Higher Education Enterprise Professor; The Ohio State University

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 p.m.


8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.


8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

GREETINGS Juliette B. Bell, President, University of Maryland Eastern Shore; Chair, Council of 1890 Universities M. Peter McPherson, President, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities SUMMIT REFLECTIONS RoSusan D. Bartee, Interim Vice President, Association of Public and Landgrant Universities

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

HBCU PRESIDENTS TALK: SETTING THE STAGE: HBCUs AS SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL CHANGE AGENTS MODERATOR Jarrett Carter, Editor, HBCU Digest PANEL MEMBERS Charlie Nelms, Former President, North Carolina Central University Dorothy Yancy Cower, Former President, Shaw University and Johnson C. Smith University 3

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.


10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.



INSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS SESSION DESCRIPTION: This discussion strand highlights factors unique to institutional policies and practices used to develop non-cognitive skills and behaviors for the success of students in higher education today. SESSION A: CENTER FOR NCLEX-RN SUCCESS: MANAGING NONCOGNITIVE FACTORS OF STUDENTS SUCCESS Session Hosts Terry D. Ward, North Carolina A&T University Tiffany Morris, North Carolina A&T University SESSION B: PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR TEAM IS: EXAMINING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN INCREASED STUDENT-ATHLETE SUPPORT AND GRADUATION SUCCESS RATE Session Hosts William Broussard, Southern University Urban Wiggins, Tulane University SESSION C: DEVELOPING COLLEGE READINESS AND STUDENT SUCCESS: LESSONS FROM THE UNC SUMMER BRIDGE Session Hosts Karrie Dixon, University of North Carolina System Office John Wachen, University of North Carolina System Office SESSION D: THE FIRST-YEAR EXPERIENCE: ESSENTIALS FOR RETENTION AND PROGRESSION Session Hosts Stevie Lawrence, Fort Valley State University Donta Truss, Fort Valley State University LaToya Marshall, Fort Valley State University


INTER-RELATIONAL AFFAIRS SESSION DESCRIPTION: This discussion strand addresses the relationships established between institutions, individuals, and communities. The depth and breadth of this engagement influences how they exist within a living and learning ecosystem to mutually benefit all involved. SESSION E: MENTORS BUILD BRIDGES Session Hosts Daniel Watkin, Jackson State University Barbara L. Howard, Jackson State University 4

SESSION F: PEACE CORPS UNIVERSITY PARTNER PROGRAMS Session Hosts La’Teashia Sykes, U.S. Peace Corps Leslie Jean-Pierre, U.S. Peace Corps SESSION G: THE CLUB-TO-COLLEGE PATHWAY Session Hosts Kelly M. Walton, Boys & Girls Club of America SESSION H: IT TAKES MORE THAN A MAJOR Session Hosts Linwood Webster, University North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University MACON ROOM

INDIVIDUAL AFFAIRS HBCU PARTNER DIALOGUES (SPONSORED BY: USAFUNDS) SESSION DESCRIPTION: Understanding the value of college is critical for students, policymakers and higher education leaders. For students and families, whether or not their college experience is “worth it” is a fundamental issue. Students are looking for experiences that will lead to a good job with a good salary as well as a sense of well-being and happiness. Policymakers and higher education leaders should be concerned about equipping citizens with valuable skills for jobs and securing the economic future of their communities. Learn more about the measures of College Value that are reflective of job and career success that USA Funds is developing and how HBCU graduates describe the “value” of their experience. SESSION I: MEASURING COLLEGE VALUE: HOW DO HBCU GRADUATES DESCRIBE THEIR WELL BEING? SPEAKER Lorenzo L. Esters, USA Funds

11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. ATHENS ROOM


1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.


1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.



INSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS SESSION DESCRIPTION: This discussion strand highlights factors unique to institutional policies and practices used to develop non-cognitive skills and behaviors for the success of students in higher education today. 5

SESSION J: IMPROVING UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE COMPLETION RATES THROUGH THE APPLICATION OF THE SIRS PROBLEM SOLVING METHODOLOGY FOR UNIVERSITIES: FROM RESEARCH TO SOLUTIONS TO BEST PRACTICES Session Hosts Barbara Barnes, Florida A&M University (FAMU) Malcolm Barnes, Florida A&M University (FAMU) SESSION K: INFLUENCE IS POWER (AND YOU HAVE BOTH): HOW TO TARGET YOUR OUTREACH TO TRANSFORM YOUR CAMPUS Session Hosts Monica Leach, North Carolina Central University Tamer Mokhtar, Royall & Company SESSION L: ENHANCING STUDENT SUCCESS - DATA DRIVEN DECISION MAKING WITH FINANCIAL AID Session Hosts Robert Muhammad, Winston-Salem State University Ebony Webber, Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences SESSION M: ACADEMIC SUCCESS: ITS REALLY ABOUT STUDENT ENGAGEMENT Session Hosts Stevie Lawrence, Fort Valley State University Donta Truss, Fort Valley State University Joyce Brown, Fort Valley State University Kareem Kenney, Fort Valley State University SESSION N: HIGH-IMPACT PRACTICES AT HBCUS Session Hosts D. Jason DeSousa, University of Maryland Eastern Shore Karl Binns, University of Maryland Eastern Shore Clifford Harcum, University of Maryland Eastern Shore VALDOSTA ROOM

INTER-RATIONAL AFFAIRS SESSION DESCRIPTION: This discussion strand addresses the relationships established between institutions, individuals, and communities. The depth and breadth of this engagement influences how they exist within a living and learning ecosystem to mutually benefit all involved. SESSION O: (DE)CODING STUDENT SUCCESS USING NONCOGNITIVE FACTORS IN INTER – RELATIONAL AFFAIRS: BACK2BASICS SERIES (PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT) Session Hosts Dr. Shelia Fobbs, Grambling State University 6

SESSION P: DISCUSSING THE IMPACT OF MINORITIES IN AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES AND RELATED SCIENCES PROGRAM Session Hosts Karl Binns, University of Maryland Eastern Shore Ebony Webber, Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences SESSION Q: FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES AT NIST Session Host Brandi Toliver, National Institute of Standards and Technology SESSION R: EMPOWERING UNDERREPRESENTED STUDENTS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE: NEW AP COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES Session Hosts Lien Diaz, College Board Christina Gardner-McCune, University of Florida MACON ROOM


SESSION DESCRIPTION: This session will provide participants with research pertaining to how they can choose to use their power—as faculty, staff,

and administrators--to improve the climate of HBCUs, and specific strategies that they can use to contribute to student success and degree attainment. SESSION S: THE POWER OF ONE: HOW WE CAN CONTRIBUTE TO STUDENT SUCCESS AND INCREASE DEGREE COMPLETION RATES AT HBCUS SPEAKER Gail L. Thompson, Fayetteville State University 2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. ATHENS ROOM

HBCU PARTNER DIALOGUES (SPONSORED BY: NASA) I2 BENEFIT FROM MUREP: NASA EDUCATION’S APPROACH TO STRENGTHENING STEM SPEAKERS Tania Davis, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Daesha Roberts, NASA Samuel Ndiwe, Fayetteville State University

4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.



DE(CODED): UNDERSTANDING COGNITIVE AND NONCOGNITIVE FACTORS IN HBCU STUDENT ACCESS AND SUCCESS SUMMIT REMARKS Erick C. Jones, Program Director, National Science Foundation Karen King, Program Director, National Science Foundation 7

MODERATOR Bryant Marks, White House Initiatives on HBCUs and Morehouse College PANEL MEMBERS Lezli Baskerville, National Association For Equal Opportunity in Higher Education Brian Bridges, United Negro College Fund Terence Hicks, East Tennessee State University Kelly Walton, National Boys & Girls Club 6:00 p.m.


FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016________________________________________________ 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. ATHENS ROOM

HBCU MASTER CLASS MODERATOR Boyce C. Williams, National Alliance of Learning, Inc. PANEL MEMBER Frederick S. Humphries, President Emeritus, Florida A&M University; Former President, Tennessee State University

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.


8:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. ATHENS ROOM


8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.


IN THE NOW! THE CURRENT AND FUTURE POSITIONING OF HBCUS IN SOCIETY MODERATOR Autumn Arnett, Editor, Out of Bounds Magazine PANEL MEMBERS Glenda Baskin Glover, President, Tennessee State University Brian Johnson, President, Tuskegee University

10:15 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.

HBCU FEDERAL UPDATES Paul Brathwaite, Principal at the Podesta Group and Council of 1890 Universities Federal Government Liaison

10:25 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. .

CLOSING REMARKS Juliette B. Bell, President, University of Maryland Eastern Shore; Chair, Council of 1890 Universities RoSusan D. Bartee, Interim Vice President, Association of Public and Landgrant Universities




~ * ~ HBCU NET-WORKS EXCHANGE SPEAKER ~ * ~ Nick Nelson Principal and CMO; Liquid Soul

Nick F. Nelson is an award-winning marketing strategist, personal brand advisor and motivational speaker. As Principal and CMO of LIQUID SOUL, Nelson has been instrumental in architecting targeted marketing and communications strategies for major entertainment, consumer and non-profit brands. Most notable brands include ABC Television, Disney DreamWorks, Essence Communications, General Mills, FOX Television, HBO, NBC Entertainment, STARZ, Universal Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures, and Walmart. In addition to consumer brands, Nelson is a highly sought after personal brand consultant and motivational speaker. He provides this service to Entertainers, Corporate Executives and Entrepreneurs looking to transform their personal and professional lives. Nelson is a firm believer that personal branding is more than just what you project on the outside but starts on the inside by identifying your core beliefs, values and purpose. Over the years, Nelson has received many awards. However, the one he is most proud of is his recognition as the American Marketing Association’s “Agency Marketer of the Year.” When the Atlanta Chapter presented him the award in 2012, he became the first and only African-American to receive the honor in its 50-year history. In his personal life, Nelson remains active in the community. He currently serves as Board Chair for the Urban League of Greater Atlanta, is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, The 100 Black Men of Atlanta and serves as a Deacon in his church. Although Nelson holds many titles, there are none greater to him than that of husband to his college sweetheart and father to his son.


~ * ~HBCU EDUTALK SPEAKER ~ * ~ Terrell Strayhorn Director; Center for Higher Education Enterprise

Professor; The Ohio State University

Dr. Terrell Lamont Strayhorn is Director of the Center for Higher Education Enterprise at The Ohio State University, where he is also Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Educational Studies within the College of Education and Human Ecology. Strayhorn is faculty affiliate in the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity, the Todd A. Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male, the Criminal Justice Research Center, and Penn GSE Center for MSIs. He has faculty appointments in the Ohio State John Glenn College of Public Affairs, Department of African American and African Studies, and Education Policy, Engineering Education, and Sexuality Studies programs. Professor Strayhorn maintains an active and highly visible research agenda focusing on major policy issues in education: student access and achievement, equity and diversity, impact of college on students, and student learning and development. An acclaimed higher education researcher and policy analyst, Strayhorn has authored 8 books and monographs including The Evolving Challenges of Black College Students (Stylus Publishing, 2010), College Students’ Sense of Belonging (Routledge, 2012), and Theoretical Frameworks in College Student Research (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013); over 50 book chapters; and more than 100 refereed journal articles, reviews, and scientific reports. He is a highly sought after public speaker and presenter. To date, he has authored more than 300 international, national, and state conference papers, presentations, and keynote addresses. Named “one of the most highly visible new scholars in his field,” by the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, Strayhorn has received numerous national awards and honors, including the ASHE Early Career/Promising Scholar Award, ACPA Annuity Coatis Award, among others. Diverse Issues in Higher Education named him one of the nation’s Top 12 Diversity Scholars, Business First Magazine named him one of the “Top 20 to Know in Education,” and he was named an ACPA Diamond Honoree in 2014. Strayhorn is co-editor of Spectrum: A Journal on Black Men, published by Indiana University Press; former associate editor of the Journal of Higher Education and the NASAP Journal; and serves on the editorial boards of Journal of College Student Development, Journal of Student Affairs Research & Policy, The Review of Higher Education, College Student Affairs Journal, Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships, and International Studies in Widening Participation, among others. Grants totaling more than $2.5 million have supported his research program, including funds from the U.S. Department of Education, National Science Foundation, and several professional associations.


~ * ~ OPENING PLENARY SPEAKER ~ * ~ Charlie Nelms President Emeritus; North Carolina Central University Charlie Nelms, E.D., is a transformational servant-leader, a motivational speaker, and a consultant with expertise in higher education. He has more than 40 years of experience and leadership in student access, retention, and graduation; institutional effectiveness; and strategic planning. The former chancellor of universities in North Carolina, Indiana, and Michigan, Dr. Nelms serves as a board member for leading educational associations and foundations across the U.S. He is currently a senior scholar at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, providing leadership in assisting minority-serving institutions. Dr. Nelms has also been a consultant for a wide range of higher education organizations. Dr. Nelms is the recipient of numerous awards for his accomplishments in higher education, including two honorary doctorates and fellowships from the American Council on Education and the Ford Foundation. In 2012, President Obama honored Dr. Nelms with the MLK Drum Major for Service Award for helping to address the most pressing needs in our communities and our nation. Dr. Nelms is a founding member of the Millennium Leadership Initiative and Professor Emeritus at Indiana University. During his tenure as chancellor of North Carolina Central University, U.S. News & World Report ranked NCCU as one of the best public Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the nation for three consecutive years. Dr. Nelms is the founder and director of the Destination Graduation Initiative, which aims to increase retention and graduation rates at HBCUs. In 2011, Dr. Nelms published, A Call to Action, a policy directive intended to spur a national dialogue concerning the revitalization of HBCUs as an important sector of American higher education. Upon retiring as the tenth chancellor of North Carolina Central University in August 2012, Dr. Nelms established the Destination Graduation Initiative (DGI) to assist Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) with increasing retention and graduation rates. The central dimension of DGI entailed utilizing the expertise of senior higher education officials, policy experts, and faculty to identify impediments to student academic success and to design strategies for improvement. DGI associates served as coaches to ensure implementation of recommended strategies. In 2013, Dr. Nelms and a colleague received a grant, Leading to Completion (L2C), to design protocols, processes, and procedures to assist Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) with increasing retention and graduation rates.


~ * ~OPENING PLENARY SPEAKER ~ * ~ Dorothy Cower Yancy President Emeritus; Shaw University and Johnson C. Smith University Former Johnson C. Smith University President Dorothy Cower Yancy was born on April 18, 1944 in Cherokee County, Alabama to Lennie Bell Covington Cower and Howard Cower, a farmer. She was raised on the family farm once owned by her great-great grandfather. Upon graduation from Hatcher High School in 1960, Yancy entered Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina where she was a student activist in the Civil Rights Movement, holding memberships in the SGA, SCLC, and SNCC. She graduated from Johnson C. Smith University in 1964 with her B.A. degree in history. In 1964, Yancy entered the University of Massachusetts where she earned her M.A. degree in history. Simultaneously, she received a certificate in management development from Harvard University. In 1968, Yancy married Robert James Yancy, and in 1974, she entered the doctoral program in political science at Atlanta University where she became an accomplished scholar.. After receiving her Ph.D. degree from Atlanta University, Yancy sought postgraduate work at a variety of institutions including the University of Singapore, Hampton University, Northeastern Illinois University, Northwestern University, Georgia Tech University and the University of Illinois, Chicago. Yancy became a tenure-track professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1972 and served as professor of history, technology, and society and management. She became the first African American professor to be promoted and tenured as a full professor. She also served as Associate Director of the School of Social Sciences, and she remained at Georgia Tech until 1994, when she became the first female president of Johnson C. Smith University. As president, Yancy doubled the University endowment to approximately $57 million and increased applications 300%. She also upgraded the technical capabilities of the school by ensuring that each undergraduate student receives an IBM ThinkPad upon entry through a lease program. During her presidency, Yancy became the first female board president of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association.


~ * ~LUNCHEON SPEAKER ~ * ~ Ross Markel Senior Research and Assessment Director, Educational Testing Service Ross Markel serves as a Senior Research and Assessment Director in the Global Higher Education Division at Educational Testing Service. In his role, he supports assessment use, thought leadership, and strategic partnership efforts within ETS and across the higher education community. Ross received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Edinburg University of Pennsylvania, a master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology from Middle Tennessee State University, and a Ph.D. in assessment & measurement psychology from James Madison University. After completing his doctoral work, he served as the director of student affairs assessment at Northern Kentucky University, where he worked to assess the impact of co -curricular programs on student learning and success. In 2011, Ross joined the Center for Academic and Workforce Readiness and Success within ETS’ Research and Development Division, focusing on the assessment of no cognitive skills, student success, and student learning outcomes in higher education. In 2013, he and his colleagues published a synthesis of student learning outcomes frameworks that has informed ETS’ latest student learning outcomes assessments. Additionally, he led a national research field trial that served as the impetus for Success Navigator, a tool used to assess no cognitive skills, guide cocurricular support, and improve success for incoming college students. In 2013, Ross transitioned to the Global Higher Education Division at ETS in order to help institutions of higher education effectively use data, assessments, and research. Along with his colleague, Javari Russell, he supports ETS’ Assessment Insights, a program that trains faculty and staff on key assessment skills. He continues to present research and best practice, and is an active participant in many organizations, such as the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), the League for Innovation in the Community College, and the Association for Institutional Research (AIR). Ross spends most of his time working directly with colleges and universities to promote the effective use of assessments and data in student success efforts, particularly with traditionally underserved populations.



Acting Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) Manager; National Aeronautics and Space Administration Education Office of Education Tania B. Davis is the Acting Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) Manager in the NASA Office of Education. While on this detail assignment, she will be responsible for managing the budget, oversight of eight MUREP activities, coordination of Center specific activities, participation on several Interagency Working Groups, and collaboration and coordination with Lines of Business Managers, other Education Managers, Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity, and the Office of Small Business Programs. Prior to coming to the Office of Education, Ms. Davis was the Lead Procurement Analyst at NASA Headquarters for the Johnson Space Center and advisor to the Office of Education. Ms. Davis provided acquisition expertise to the procurement and technical personnel on procurement activities associated with Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate (HEOMD) portfolio of contracts that have national and international significance; namely, the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle and the International Space Station (ISS). In this position, she developed procurement strategies, implores project management principles to ensure critical procurement milestones are achieved, reviewed draft and final solicitations for contracts, reviewed solicitations for grants or cooperative agreements, and provided day-to-day advice and guidance to ensure that critical acquisitions are executed, with the least risk and timely, in support of the Agency’s mission. Ms. Davis was a key player in the strategy development for the Commercial Resupply Services - 2, the ISS Vehicle Sustaining Engineering Contract Extension, and the Integrated Mission Operations Contract II procurement requirements. Ms. Davis was recognized as a 2015 Space Flight Awareness Honoree in light of her contributions to the NASA mission. Additionally, Ms. Davis was the primary Procurement liaison to the Office of Education and was responsible for ensuring solicitations for grants and cooperative agreements were in compliance with the NASA Grant and Cooperative Agreement Manual. Prior to arriving at NASA, Ms. Davis’ contracting career began at the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) as a Naval Acquisition Intern in the Outstanding Scholars Program, working on programs such as the Highspeed Anti-Radiation Missile (HARM), F/A-18 F-404/414 Engines, and Avionics. In 2001, she transitioned to the IRS Office of Procurement as a senior contract specialist and later became a contracting officer with an unlimited warrant in support of the Business Systems Modernization Program and promoted to Branch Chief supporting the Office of Modernization Acquisition, Total Information Processing Support Services (TIPSS)-4 Pre-award Team, and Office of Information Technology Acquisition, Modernization Branch. Ms. Davis is a native of Shallotte, NC, and a graduate of North Carolina Central University with a B.S. in Biology and minor in Chemistry. In 2000, she received an M.B.A. from Johns Hopkins University. She is DAWIA and FAC-C Level III in Federal Government Contracting, holds a Master’s Certificate in Program Management from George Washington University School of Business, and is an adjunct professor with Webster University. She is a member of the National Contract Management Association, National Black MBA Association, former National President of the North Carolina Central University Alumni Association, Inc., member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and Trustee-in-Training at The Sanctuary at Kingdom Square in Capitol Heights, MD. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, performing community service projects, baking, and watching professional football, basketball, golf, and tennis. She continues to be a mentor and coach to former employees, peers, and students.


~ * ~HBCU MASTER CLASS SPEAKER ~ * ~ Frederick S. Humphries President Emeritus; Florida A&M University Former President, Tennessee State University Frederick Stephen Humphries served as president of two historically black colleges - Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee, between 1974 and 1985, and Florida A&M University (FAMU) in Tallahassee, Florida, between 1985 and 2001. Humphries was born on December 26, 1935, in Apalachicola, Florida, the son of Minnie Henry Humphries and Thornton Humphries, Sr. He received his B.S. degree in chemistry from Florida A & M University in 1957, and his Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh in 1964. Before his university presidencies, Humphries worked as associate professor at FAMU between 1964 and 1966 and then as assistant professor at the University of Minnesota between 1966 and 1967. He then returned to FAMU as professor of chemistry from 1968 to 1974. During the summers of 1967 and 1968, he was the program director of the Thirteen-College Curriculum Program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). This program strengthened the faculty and curriculum at the HBCUs, and was headed by Humphries until 1974. When Humphries became president of Tennessee State University in 1974, there were two public, four-year universities in Nashville - one for blacks and one for whites. Humphries was the first Tennessee State University president to face the challenge of merging the two campuses and academic programs. He became the president of the unitary effort. As president of FAMU, Humphries worked to increase the number of Black students majoring in the sciences and engineering and entering the PhD programs. In 1994, President Bill Clinton appointed Humphries to a White House Advisory Committee on HBCUs. In 1997, Time magazine and the Princeton Review College Guide named FAMU ‘College of the Year’. Following his tenure as President of FAMU, Humphries became the president and CEO of the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO), an advocacy organization for the HBCUs. He remained with NAFEO until 2004. FAMU trustees appointed Humphries to a five-year term as Regents Professor at FAMU’s College of Law in Orlando, Florida. Also, one of the newest buildings on the FAMU campus is the Frederick Humphries Science Research Building. There is also a building on the Tennessee State University campus bearing his name. Humphries was married for forty-six years to the late Antoinette (McHenry) Humphries of Pittsburgh. They raised three children - Frederick Stephens, Jr., Robin Tanya, and Laurence Anthony.


~ * ~CLOSING PLENARY SPEAKER ~ * ~ Glenda Baskin Glover President; Tennessee State University Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover began serving as President of Tennessee State University on January 2, 2013. She has advanced a five-point vision that includes: (1) academic progress and customer service, (2) fund raising and partnerships, (3) diversity and inclusion, (4) shared governance, and (5) business outreach. Dr. Glover was formerly the Dean of the College of Business at Jackson State University in Jackson, Miss., where she led the College of Business throughout the accreditation process, and spearheaded the implementation of the nation’s first Ph.D. in Business at an HBCU. She is a certified public accountant, an attorney, and is one of two African American women to hold the Ph.D.-CPA-JD combination in the nation. Dr. Glover's educational development began as a student at Tennessee State University, where she majored in mathematics. After graduating with honor with a Bachelor of Science degree, she pursued the Master of Business Administration at Clark Atlanta University. She then completed her doctorate in business from George Washington University, and later completed her law degree from Georgetown University. Prior to joining Jackson State University, Dr. Glover served as Chairperson of the Department of Accounting at Howard University. Her past employment also includes positions as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of an engineering firm, a tax manager at a major public utility company, and an accountant with a Big-Four CPA firm. Dr. Glover has been a corporate board member of three publicly traded corporations. These include Citigroup-Student Loan Corporation, Pinnacle Financial Partners and First Guaranty Bancshares. She served as a member or chair of the Audit Committee on each board, or as the board’s financial expert. Dr. Glover is the author of more than one hundred articles and papers, and is regarded as one of the nation’s experts on corporate governance. She is a member of several professional, civic, and non-profit organizations, and is the recipient of numerous awards and honors. She is married to Charles Glover, and they have two adult children, Attorney Candace Glover and Dr. Charles Glover II.


~ * ~CLOSING PLENARY SPEAKER ~ * ~ Brian L. Johnson President; Tuskegee University Dr. Brian L. Johnson is the seventh President of Tuskegee University. He has held administrative and academic posts in the following capacities: Vice President for Strategic Planning & Institutional Effectiveness, Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, Chief of Staff, Director, Coordinator and Associate and Assistant Professor of English. He received a Ph.D. in 17th-19th Century American literature at The University of South Carolina at Columbia (2003), a M.A. in English from The University of Wisconsin -Madison (1998) and a B.A. in English from Johnson C. Smith University (1995). Among several administrative and academic fellowships, he has been named a (2012-2013) (A.C.E.) American Council of Education Fellow (Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis Chancellor’s Office/IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy), a (2012-2013) (A.A.S.C.U.) Association of American Schools and Colleges and Universities Millennium Leadership Initiative Fellow, a (2011-2012) Tennessee Board of Regents Maxine Smith Fellow (Tennessee Higher Education Commission), a (2011-2012) (C.C.C.U.) Consortium of Christian Colleges and Universities rising senior administrative (MELDI) Fellowship, a (2006-2007) Woodrow Wilson/Career Enhancement Sabbatical Fellow, a (2006-2007) Civic Engagement Scholar within the J. McDonald Williams Institute-Dallas, Texas, a (2005-2007) Lilly Foundation/Center for Christian Studies Fellow (Gordon College, Wenham, MA), a (2004-2005) non-resident fellow within the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Studies (Harvard University) and a (2003 -Present) Andrew W. Mellon-Benjamin Mays Postdoctoral Fellowship. Dr. Johnson is also the editor and author of (7) academic and scholarly books: (2) books on William Edward Burkhardt Du Bois, W.E.B. Du Bois: Toward Agnosticism (2008) and Du Bois on Reform: Periodical-based Leadership for African Americans (2005); co-editor of (4) volumes on American History in the Conflicts in American History Series (2010)--Volume 3: Civil War, Volume 4: Reconstruction, Volume 7: The Long Civil Rights Movement and Volume 8: Towards the Next American Century; author of (1) institutional history of a historically black college and university—his alma mater, Johnson C. Smith University—titled, The Yancy Years: the Age of Infrastructure, Technology and Restoration (2008). In August 1995, Dr. Johnson published an article, the (Raleigh) News and Observer titled, "A Young Man Apart, A World Apart," which describes his experiences hailing from inner-city Durham, North Carolina. This article along with his other academic writings can be found on his personal website: http://intersectionoffaithandlearning.com. Dr. Johnson is married to Sheela Barnes Johnson, and they have two sons, Brian Asa Johnson and Nathan Morgan Quds Johnson. He also serves as a member of the board of trustees for The Trinity Forum and he serves on the (UNCF) United Negro College Fund Institutional Board of Directors. Signal accomplishments reflecting Tuskegee University's tradition and trajectory under President Johnson include but are not limited to the following: online degree programs, enhanced infrastructure and technology including a new Analytics platform, a new electronic employee evaluation system, new outcomes, accreditation, budget, planning and student co-curricular modules, online transcripts, putting the "A" in STEM with a new Music and Visual Arts Program and Lyceum Speakers Series, new student engagement initiatives including common-reading first year experience, President's Men and Women Leaders Program, university-wide honors program and President's scholars cohort experience, worldrenowned Commencement Speakers including First Lady of the United States of America Michelle Obama, Physician Rashad and Tyler Perry and, finally, a re-invigorated and diverse portfolio of fundraising with six-figure gifts from capable alumni, the first-ever online appeals for campus improvements and renewed foundation relations and grants received from organizations such as Thurgood Marshall Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Lilly Endowment, Arthur Vining Davis Foundation and the Lumina Foundation.




~ * ~SPONSORED CONCURRENT SESSION SPEAKERS ~ * ~ Wednesday, June 16, 2016; 6:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m. EVENING PLENARY SESSION SPONSOR IBM Opening Remarks Victor Brown Victor Brown is an IBM Distinguished Engineer with IBM Office of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO). He is the CTO Chief Architect responsible for developing and supporting complex architectures within the U.S. Department of Defense as well as other customers in the Federal space. He has over 27 years of experience in information technology and architecture including hardware/software development, product management, analytics and government cloud solutions. He is also developing requirements and architectures to allow cloud technologies to run in restricted environments that don’t have external internet connectivity. Mr. Brown works extensively with IBM teams on product futures and IBM Research on the application of future technologies. Mr. Brown is a member of the prestigious IBM Academy of Technology. Externally he works hard as an Executive Board member for The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE) and he is an IBM University Ambassador for Norfolk State and Hampton Universities. In addition, he is a Black Engineer of the Year Alumni receiving a “Modern Day Technology Leader” award in 2005. He is known throughout IBM and industry as an expert in large scale collaboration systems, collaboration protocols, the FAA’s Next Generation (Neaten) air traffic control system, IBM Blue mix and hybrid cloud solutions. Thursday, June 16, 2016; 10:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m. USA-FUNDS SPONSORED CONCURRENT SESSION Measuring College Value: How Do HBCU Graduates Describe Their Well Being? Lorenzo L. Esters As a senior program director, Dr. Lorenzo L. Esters is responsible for assessing the landscape for USA Funds®’ grant-making in support of its mission and focus on Completion With a Purposes. He reviews funding requests and ensures the achievement of the goals envisioned in USA Funds’ grant projects in the area of innovation in college and career preparation. Prior to joining USA Funds in 2014, Dr. Esters was vice president for student success and enrollment management at Kentucky State University in Frankfort, Ky. He previously served as vice president for the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities’ Office of Access and the Advancement of Public Black Universities. He also served as senior adviser to the president of Dillard University in New Orleans and as a management and program analyst in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi; holds a master’s degree from Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi; and received a doctoral degree in higher education administration from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.


~ * ~SPONSORED CONCURRENT SESSION SPEAKERS ~ * ~ Thursday, June 16, 2016; 1:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m. SUMMIT-SPONSORED CONCURRENT SESSION The Power of One: How We Can Contribute to Student Success and Increase Degree Completion Rates at HBCUs. Gail L. Thompson Dr. Gail L. Thompson, the Wells Fargo Endowed Professor of Education at Fayetteville State University, has written six books: A Brighter Day: How Parents Can Help African American Youth; The Power of One: How You Can Help or Harm African American Students, which was nominated for the National Staff Development Council’s Book of the Year Award); Up Where We Belong: Helping African American and Latino Students Rise in School and in Life; African American Teens Discuss Their Schooling Experiences; What African American Parents Want Educators to Know; and Through Ebony Eyes: What Teachers Need to Know but are Afraid to Ask About African American Students. Dr. Thompson co-wrote Exposing the Culture of Arrogance in the Academy: A Blueprint for Increasing Black Faculty Satisfaction, with Dr. Angela Bouquet, and Yes, You Can! Advice for Teachers Who Want a Great Start and a Great Finish With Their Students of Color, with her husband, Rufus Thompson. Dr. Thompson has written chapters that were published in four edited books and one of her essays was published in USA Today, and her work has been published in numerous academic journals. Dr. Thompson is also an editor of The Journal of Research Initiatives, a new online journal at Fayetteville State University. She has served as a co-host of the radio program “Elevate,” has been a frequent guest on radio programs, and has been quoted in numerous newspapers. She has served as a reviewer for the Educational Broadcasting Network, Mill mark Education, Houghton Mifflin, and several academic journals, and has done presentations, keynote addresses, workshops, and consultant work throughout the U.S. and two presentations in Canada.


~ * ~PLENARY SESSION SPEAKERS ~ * ~ Thursday, June 16, 2016; 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. SUMMIT-SPONSORED PLENARY SESSION (De) Coded: Understanding Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Factors in HBCU Student Access and Success. Bryant T. Marks (Moderator) Dr. Bryant T. Marks, Senior Advisor to the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Morehouse College and Executive Director of the Morehouse Research Institute, whose mission is to serve as a national resource regarding research and best practices related to the affirmative personal and academic development Black males. Dr. Marks has been appointed by President Obama to serve on the Advisory Board of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans. He is also a Faculty Associate of the Education and Well Being Program at the Institute of Social Research at the University of Michigan and a faculty affiliate with the Human Centered Computing division at Clemson University. Dr. Marks served as an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Psychology and African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago prior to returning to Morehouse. He holds a B. A. in psychology and a minor in economics from Morehouse College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Michigan. Dr. Marks serves on the Morehouse College Board of Trustees, has received several teaching awards, serves on numerous national advisory boards (e.g., UNCF, The College Board, and The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies), and is a sought after public speaker and workshop facilitator. He served as a content expert on CNN, HLN, Black Enterprise, and The Chicago Tribune and has been listed in The Root’s list of 100 emerging African American leaders. He is the husband of Kimberly Marks and the father of Kim, Zion-Trinity, and Asa Bryant Marks. Lezli Baskerville Dr. Lezli Baskerville is the fifth and first female President & CEO of the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO), the umbrella membership association for the presidents and chancellors of the nation’s 120 historically and predominately black colleges and universities. She is a seasoned lawyer, government relations and equity professional, association and small business senior executive, who is a recognized expert on equal educational and employment opportunity, education access, affirmative action and diversity issues. Prior to ascending to the helm of NAFEO, Ms. Baskerville served as Vice President for Government Relations for The College Board. For ten years prior to joining The College Board, Attorney Baskerville managed a successful private legal and legislative services collective The Baskerville Group that provided legal and government relations representation, advocacy and diversity services to higher education institutions and associations, municipalities, elected officials, non-profit associations, small businesses and corporations. For two decades Baskerville served as outside counsel to NAFEO and played central roles in preparing Supreme Court amicus curiae briefs on behalf of NAFEO, the National Medical Association and National Bar Association in leading educational equity and affirmative cases, such as Weber, Bakke, and Full love. Attorney Baskerville received a Bachelor of Arts Degree, with honors from Douglass College, Rutgers University and in 1998, was inducted into The Douglass Society (the College’s Hall of Fame) in recognition of her unstinting commitment to improving the quality of life of vulnerable populations. She holds a Juris Doctorate degree with honors from Howard University School of Law, and an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Benedict College. Baskerville is also a graduate of the Executive Management Program for Minority Directors at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business. She was named by AOL Black Voices as one of the nation’s “Top 10 Black Women in Higher Education;” and by Ebony Magazine in two succeeding years as one of America’s Top 100 Most Influential Association Leaders.


~ * ~PLENARY SESSION SPEAKERS CONT’D ~ * ~ Brian K. Bridges Dr. Brian K. Bridges serves as Vice President, Research and Member Engagement, and leads UNCF's Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute (FDPRI). In this role, Dr. Bridges serves as UNCF's chief research officer, principal editor and contributor for FDPRI's publications and the manager of internal and external projects involving capacity building, evaluation and assessment. Immediately prior to joining UNCF, Dr. Bridges served as Vice Provost for Diversity, Access and Equity at Ohio University. He has also served as the Associate Director for the Center for Advancement of Racial and Ethnic Equity (CAREE) at the American Council on education (ACE) and held various roles at the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), including Associate Director. While at NSEE, Dr. Bridges managed a million-dollar subcontract for the Building Engagement and Attainment of Minority Students (BEAMS) project, a national initiative funded by Lumina Foundation to assist minority-serving institutions' use of NSSE results for institutional improvement. In addition, he has served on numerous panels and advisory committees on issues related to HBCUs, learning environments at minority-serving institutions and success factors for African American college students at predominately white institutions. Dr. Bridges earned his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Indiana University Bloomington, a Masters in Public Administration from UNC-Charlotte and a Bachelor of Arts from Francis Marion University. Terence Hicks Dr. Terence Hicks is the Dean of the Claudius G. Calmer College of Education at East Tennessee State University. Dr. Hicks has previously served in faculty or administrative capacities at Prairie View A & M University (Texas A & M University System), Fayetteville State University (University of North Carolina System), and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (University System of Maryland). Dr. Hicks is a noteworthy scholar who has conducted important research analysis on self-efficacy, STEM research, college retention, high school to college transition, and psychological well-being/spirituality among college students. He has been interviewed and cited in the USA Today, the Research Alert National Yearbook, Detroit News, Fayetteville Observer and many university websites. Recent author of Spirituality Research Studies in Higher Education, Dr. Hicks has published six (6) books with two (2) additional books forthcoming; over 85 combined research publications and/or presentations and has served as a Research Fellow for the National Institutes of Health, National Center of Minority Health and Health Disparities for three consecutive years. He holds a bachelor and a master degree from Virginia State University, a doctorate in education degree from Wilmington University, Delaware and a Ph.D. from North Carolina State University. Raleigh, North Carolina. Kelly M. Walton Dr. Kelly M. Walton currently serves as Senior Director of Higher Education Partnerships at the Boys & Girls Club of America and also serves as an educational consultant specializing in K -12 Leadership, Education Management, and Secondary School Transformation. During her 15 -year tenure in education, Dr. Walton has worked closely with both internal and external stakeholders from students, teachers, principals, district administrators, and parents, to community and business partners. She has also worked closely with national education/ business leaders and experts from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. to include the following: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, MDRC, McKinsey & Company, American Institutes for Research, Wrested, University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning, Applied Research Services, Educators for Social Responsibility, Education Northwest, Welly's Corporation, and AON. Dr. Walton strives to help educators understand the importance of transforming every facet of a district's culture (from the central office to the classroom) to ensure that all learners are college and career ready. Dr. Walton’s expertise is in the alignment of district initiatives, programs, and resources to create a personalized learning environment that promotes student achievement.



PRESIDENTS AND CHANCELLORS Alabama A&M University, President Andrew Hugine Alcorn State University, President Alfred Rankins, Jr. Central State University, President Cynthia Jackson Hammond Delaware State University, President Harry L. Williams Florida A&M University, President Elmira Mangum Fort Valley State University, President Paul Jones Kentucky State University, President Raymond M. Burse Langston University, President Kent J. Smith Lincoln University of Missouri, President Kevin D. Rome North Carolina A&T State University, Chancellor Harold L. Martin Prairie View A&M University, President George C. Wright South Carolina State University, Interim President W. Franklin Evans Southern University System, President Ray Belton Tennessee State University, President Glenda Baskin Glover The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Chancellor Laurence Alexander The University of Maryland Eastern Shore, President Juliette B. Bell Tuskegee University, President Brian Johnson Virginia State University, President Makola M. Abdullah West Virginia State University, President Brian O. Hemphill









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The 2016 HBCU Summit: Speaker Biographies  

The 2016 HBCU Summit: Speaker Biographies