Category Archives: HBCUs


Black Professors at Kentucky State Vote No Confidence in Faculty Senate’s President

Updated (4/7/2017, 2:31 p.m.) with comment from the president of the Faculty Caucus of Color.

Members of the Faculty Caucus of Color at Kentucky State University have voted to express the “highest confidence” in Karen Bearden, chairwoman of the Board of Regents, but no confidence in Kimberly Sipes, president of the Faculty Senate.

Last month the Faculty Senate at the historically black university, in Frankfort, Ky., voted no confidence in Ms. Bearden following a rocky presidential search. Black …


Proposed Budget Would Be ‘Detrimental’ to Kentucky State U., President Says

Funding cuts in the Kentucky governor’s proposed 2016-18 biennial budget would be “detrimental” to Kentucky State University, the institution’s president, Raymond M. Burse, wrote on Monday in a letter to the campus.

Mr. Burse wrote that he feared serious consequences of the budget, which proposes significant cuts in higher education. “If the budget as proposed is enacted, our options would be to declare financial exigency and/or prepare a closure plan,” Mr. Burse wrote in the letter, obtained by…


Black Colleges Face Challenges in Their Global Efforts, Report Says

Report: “Creating Global Citizens: Challenges and Opportunities for Internationalization at HBCUs”

Organization: American Council on Education

Summary: As global learning becomes a top priority in American higher education, historically black colleges and universities may face challenges that are common to other institutions but in a more pronounced manner, according to a report released on Monday by the American Council on Education.

The report highlights the experiences of seven HBCUs that wor…


Historically Black Colleges Feel the Effects of the Recession

Report: “America’s Public HBCUs: A Four-State Comparison of Institutional Capacity and State Funding Priorities”

Authors: William Casey Boland and Marybeth Gasman

Organization: University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Minority-Serving Institutions

Summary: Public, historically black colleges in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and North Carolina have seen at least a doubling in Hispanic enrollments since 2008, while enrollment of white students generally has declined at those institutions.