HBCUs Topic Of Discussion In Greensboro

Jun 21, 2012

Experts and educators are coming together today to discuss an economic transformation for Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Leoneda Inge:  The down economy has not been kind to higher education and Historically Black Colleges and Universities, or HBCUs have suffered even more. Andrea Harris is president of the North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development.  She has invited black college leaders and the head of the White House Initiative on HBCUs to debate the financial survival of these institutions.

Andrea Harris:  We are graduating at the undergraduate level more African Americans than any other state.  How do we make sure we see this as an asset?  On the economic side, how do we help people change the culture so that we see these institutions also as businesses.

HBCUs are one of several topics to be discussed today and tomorrow at the Institute’s annual Executive Networking Conference in Greensboro.