Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Second Annual BIHE National Conference

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Second Annual BIHE National Conference

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May 19-21,2005

Marriott Crystal Gateway Arlington, Va. (Washington, D.C., metropolitan area)


Jamie Merisotis,

President, Institute

of Higher Education


Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Black Issues/Syndicated


Dr. Arnold Mitchem,

President, Council for

Opportunity in


Sarita Brown,

Former Executive

Director of the White

House Initiative on

Educational Excellence

for Hispanic

Americans and

President, Excelencia

in Education

The second annual Black Issues In Higher Education Benchmarks & Barriers conference will bring participants poignant and thought-provoking messages from campuses, communities, Capitol Hill, professional education organizations and the private sector. It will address the critical themes of the day, including:

* Achievement and success

How to not only close but surpass the achievement gap

* Advancing careers

Negotiating the ladders of success. "What works" for faculty and administrators

* Campus climate

Innovative and insightful techniques for ensuring a positive collegiate and collegial experience for students, faculty and administrators

* Careers

Negotiating the ladders of success in higher education

* Closing the advancement and achievement gaps

"What works" for students, faculty and administrators

* Community colleges

The necessary link to success

* Financial aid

Keeping college affordable for future generations

* Globalization

International education and issues for people of color

* Hip Hop and learning

The message, the music and its effect on the education environment

* Honoring our legends

Words from the pioneers and trailblazers

* Multiculturalism, diversity, equity, people of color

Defining the new terms and terminology of inclusion

* People, power and policies

Focus on advocates, change agents and leaders

* "Show us the money"

Development and fund raising for advancing the equality agenda

* Technology

Ensuring equal access and technological resources for people of color

* Testing and assessment

Keeping this necessary evil honest and egalitarian

These and other timely issues will be the focus of keynote presentations, featured panels and concurrent sessions. Join Black Issues in the most important conference in 2005 for people interested in higher education and people of color.


Myrna Adams

Duke University

Dolores Davis

Clark Atlanta University

Craig Littlepage

University of Virginia

Anne Pruitt

The Ohio State University and Council of Graduate Schools

Dr. Rick M. Turner,

University of Virgina

William C. Banfield

University of St. Thomas

A. James Hicks

National Science Foundation

Marilyn Mobley McKenzie

George Mason University

Dr. Melvin Ramey,

University of California at Davis

Reginald Wilson

American Council on Education

Victor Borden

Indiana Univ. …

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