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Helping HBCU’s Move Students To and Through College is the Focus of the UNCF Institute for Capacity Building Conference in Atlanta this Week

Speakers include educator, Dr. Belle S. Wheelan, civil rights leader, Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, author, Jawanza Kunjufu, college president, Dr. Julianne Malveaux, and Meldon Hollis from the White House Initiative on HBCUs

Atlanta, GA – This week, November 8 – 11, 2011, The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Institute for Capacity Building will host Partnerships for Transformation: Moving Students To and Through College allowing leaders from Black colleges throughout the nation to share best practices for moving students to and through college. The goal is to help strengthen Historically Black Colleges and other minority-serving institutions and ensure that they have the capacity to serve more college-bound students and prepare those students to build careers and become active citizens of their communities. The three-day event will feature a town hall meeting, panels and workshops which are classified in tracks: Curriculum and Faculty Enhancement, Enrollment Management, Executive Leadership and Governance, Institutional Advancement, Fiscal and Strategic Technical Assistance, and Building Green. Luncheons and dinners will feature keynote speakers and interactive, live audience surveys with real-time results.

WHO: UNCF Institute for Capacity Building

WHAT: Conference: Partnerships for Transformation: Moving Students To and Through College

WHEN: Nov. 8 – 11 8 am – 8 PM (See Wednesday & Thursday highlights below)

WHERE: Omni Hotel at the CNN Center
100 Marietta Street Northwest Atlanta, GA 30303

CONTACT: RSVP to edmedia@dogonvillage.com or 770.961.6200

NOTE: A detailed schedule can be downloaded here:
http://buildinggreennetwork.org/uncf-partnerships-through-transformation-conference-program/

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

WEDNESDAY NOV. 9
12 – 1:30 p.m.
Opening Conference Luncheon – GrandBallroomE/M4 Level, North Tower
Speaker: Dr. Belle Wheelan, president, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Conference Dinner – GrandBallroomE/M4 Level, North Tower
Speaker: Jawanza Kunjufu, author and educator

THURSDAY NOV. 10
12 – 1:15 p.m.
Networking Luncheon – GrandBallroomE/M4 Level, North Tower
Remarks: Rev. Joseph Lowery, president emeritus, SCLC
Remarks: Meldon Hollis, associate director, White House Initiative on HBCUs

4:30 PM – 6 p.m.
Town Hall Discussion – Grand Ballroom,
This town hall meeting will focus on opportunities and strategies for minority higher education advocacy around tight budgets and diminishing resources. The panel will discuss how recent policy and budget recommendations impact minority education.
• Dr. Julianne Malveaux, president, Bennett College for Women
• Dr. Forrest Moore, executive VP, Knowledge, Management and Education Liaison, America’s Promise Alliance
• Edith Bartley, director, Government Affairs, UNCF (Moderator)
• Dr. Carlton Brown, president, Clark Atlanta University
• Dr. Jacqueline Fleming, director, General University Academic Center, Texas Southern University
• Etienne LeGrand, president, The W.E.B. Du Bois Society, Inc.

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The UNCF Institute for Capacity Building (ICB) supports the capacity-building efforts of UNCF’s 38 member colleges and universities. Since its launch in 2006, ICB has worked helped minority-serving institutions strengthen the infrastructure, programs, systems, policies, procedures, practices and human capital that support, sustain and advance an institution’s mission.

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