The Center for the Study of HBCUs

The Center for the Study of HBCUs, in partnership with the Southern Education Foundation (SEF), at Virginia Union University is a national research center whose vision is to become the country’s preeminent institute for the advancement of scholarship on Black colleges in the United States and beyond.


January 17, 2022

Join us during our 44th Annual Martin Luther Kings, Jr. Community Leaders Celebration, we will not only reflect on Dr. King’s legacy and his local impact, but also we will recognize leaders and organizations both in Richmond and in the Hampton Roads regions whose efforts embody Dr. King’s spirit of selfless giving for the benefit of our “beloved community.” Today, as the nation copes with the vestiges of systemic racism, and dreams deferred, Dr. King’s philosophy of non-violent, transformational social justice is more important now than ever before. We are excited to share this special opportunity for remembrance, reconciliation, and reclamation with you through several sponsorship and giving levels.

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HBCU Presidents Contributing to the HBCU Research Initiative

Sixteen universities are partnering with Southern Education Foundation and Information Age Publishing in the launch of a dynamic book series Modern Heroics: How HBCUs Reinvented Higher Education During the 2020 Great Separation, which sets out to collect the responses, measures, infrastructures, and leadership styles of the presidents of historically black colleges and universities to address the impact of COVID-19 on their institutions. 

President Hawkins of Talladega College
President Artis of Benedict College
President Warrick of Stillman College
President Knight of Miles College
President Dillard of Shaw University
President Evans of Voorhees College
President Thomas of Morehouse College
President Hakim Lucas of Virginia Union University
President Carol Johnson Dean of Lemoyne Owen College
President French of Clark Atlanta University
President Reynold Verret of Xavier University
President Carmen J. Walter of Tougaloo College
President Lumpkin of St Augustine University
President McNealey of Allen University
President Pinkard of Wilberforce University
President Hampton of Lane College
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