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Meet the Team

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.
ABOUT THE CENTER
Dr. Hakim J. Lucas
President & CEO of VUU, Executive Director
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Dr. Terrell Strayhorn
Provost, Director, & SVP of Academic Affairs
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Jordan Bonner, MPhil
Research Associate
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TeNita Freeman
Executive Assistant & Operations, Manager Office of the Provost
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Antoinette Blake
Administrative Specialist, Office of the Provost
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De’Sean Pair 
Communications Assistant, Office of the Provost & Division of Academic Affairs 
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