Tag: Southern University New Orleans

Students at Three HBCUs in New Orleans to Participate in Power of Prosperity Initiative

The Power of Prosperity program will help remove barriers to students’ academic success by providing students and their families with free access to financial support and resources.

Five African Americans Who Have Been Assigned New University Administrative Duties

Taking on new administrative roles are Phillip D. Jones at Hampton University in Virginia, Karla C. Lewis at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Andrea Simpson at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Camacia Smith-Ross at Southern University New Orleans, and Zenobia Lane at Santa Clara University in California.

Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis Names Its Inaugural Regents’ Distinguished Professor

Dr. Kelvin Adams retired in December 2022 from his duties as superintendent of the St. Louis Public School District, a position he held since 2008. Prior to serving as superintendent, he was the associate dean of the College of Education at Southern University in New Orleans.

Operations of HBCUs in New Orleans Disrupted by Hurricane Ida

In 2005, the campuses of historically Black universities in New Orleans were devastated by Hurricane Katrina. This week Hurricane Ida struck Louisiana as an even more powerful storm. But the new levee system in the city held firm and flooding was significantly less than was the case 16 years ago. However, the loss of power in the city has again disrupted the operations of HBCUs in the city.

A Quartet of African Americans Named to Administrative Posts in Higher Education

Takin on new administrative roles are Adriel A. Hilton at Southern University New Orleans, Jacqueline Gill Powell at Virginia Community Colleges, Aarika Dorsey at River Parishes Community College in Gonzales, Louisiana, and Cleo D. Rucker at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

In Memoriam: Millie Ruth McClelland Charles, 1923-2020

Millie Charles was the founder of the School of Social Work at Southern University in New Orleans, Louisiana. She served on the faculty at the university for 40 years.

Southern University of New Orleans Aims to Shore Up Its Financial Position

Recently the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges voted to continue the accreditation probation of Southern University New Orleans. The commission placed the university on probation this past summer.

Change in Leadership at Southern University-New Orleans

Lisa Mims-Devezin has announced that she is stepping down as chancellor of historically Black Southern University in New Orleans. James Ammons, executive vice president of the Southern University System and executive vice chancellor of Southern University in Baton Rouge, will replace her.

Accreditation Agency Takes Action Affecting Five HBCUs

The Commission on College of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools recently made decisions affecting several historically Black colleges and universities in its jurisdiction.

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.

Loan Forgiveness for Four HBCUs Devastated by Hurricane Katrina

The recent budget deal that ended the brief government shutdown included an important provision for four historically Black colleges and universities that suffered considerable damage from Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

HBCUs Partner With the Department of Energy for the Clean Energy Consortium

The new partnership will focus on bringing solar energy to working communities, developing research in innovative technologies at HBCUs, and increasing the number of Black students pursuing degrees and careers in STEM fields.

State Legislature Acts to Boost Enrollments at Louisiana HBCUs

The Louisiana legislature has passed legislation that lowers tuition for students from outside of Louisiana who want to attend four-year HBCUs in the state. Another bill will allow students who require remedial work to enroll at the HBCUs.

New Deans of Education at Two Historically Black Universities

Mwalimu Shujaa is the new dean at Southern University of New Orleans and Frederick Aisnor was appointed dean at Delaware State University.

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