Harris-Stowe State University Partners With Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Harris-Stowe State University, a historically Black educational institution in St. Louis, has signed a collaborative agreement with Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Under the agreement the two universities will participate in faculty and student exchanges. Graduates of Harris-Stowe State University will be eligible for in-state tuition rates if they are accepted into graduate programs at Southern Illinois University.

“SIU and Harris-Stowe share longstanding commitments to access and student success,” explains Rita Cheng, chancellor of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. “This agreement will benefit students and faculty at both universities. In particular, we look forward to welcoming Harris-Stowe graduates into our master’s degree programs.”

PresidentWalker“Harris-Stowe State University is eager to develop this most-anticipated collaboration with SIU Carbondale,” Albert Walker, president of HSSU, said.  “SIU’s more than 60 master’s degree programs will give our students the educational diversity and options needed to flourish in an academic environment following undergraduate studies at Harris-Stowe.”

Dr. Walker has led Harris-Stowe State University since October 2011. Previously he was president of Bluefield State College in West Virginia. Dr. Walker is a graduate of Lincoln University of Missouri. He holds three master’s degrees from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, and a doctorate in educational administration from Indiana University Bloomington.

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