Black Issues in Higher Education

Black Issues in Higher Education is a magazine specializing in African American Focused topics.

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 6, May 14

African American College Presidents in Decline
Yet the pipeline of Black scholars poised to assume presidential status is growing While higher education continues to be at odds over the toll the affirmative action backlash is exacting on African American student enrollment, the declining ranks...
An Enduring Commitment
In three decades, Norman C. Francis has led Xavier University from local fame to national acclaim At a time when most college presidents would consider retirement, Norman C. Francis, who is sixty-seven, continues to thrive by finding the energy and...
Black Ivy Mysteries
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- It's not uncommon for fiction writers to create heroes and heroines whose personalities and life circumstances stem from the writer's own experiences. So it should come as no surprise that when Pamela Thomas-Graham decided to write...
Honoring the Past, Leading toward the Future
It is often the dream of professional educators in higher education to be tapped for the leadership position of the institution that nurtured them. But even when that occurs, no one is ever prepared f6r the realities, the real demands, and sometimes...
NAFEO Signs New Technology Partner
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In a development that is expected to bring the latest and most advanced information technology to the campuses of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), an Atlanta-based technology company and the National Association...
Path to the Presidency
Let's say you want to be a college president some day. You've already survived the trials associated with earning a doctorate and winning tenure. You've even risen to a middle-management position on campus. Now what? Those who have succeeded in...
Professors Want Affirmative Action Back
University of California-Berkeley faculty group joins student effort to get new affirmative action measure on 2000 ballot Berkeley, Calif. -- A group of University of California-Berkeley faculty members -- alarmed about plunging admissions of African...
Reflections of a Trailblazer
Dr. Clifton R. Wharton Jr., reflects on his career and shares his insight on the current status of African Americans in higher education When Dr. Clifton R. Wharton Jr., was appointed president of Michigan State University in 1969, he became the...