Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Humphries to Direct NAFEO

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Humphries to Direct NAFEO

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noteworthy news: Humphries to Direct NAFEO

NEW YORK

Dr. Frederick S. Humphries has been named the new executive director of the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO).

The deal, which had been rumored to be in the works for months, was finally inked late last month, according to Humphries, who is the outgoing president of Florida A&M University in Tallahassee. While he plans to begin his NAFEO work on a part-time basis immediately, Humphries says he will not assume full-time duties until January 2002.

"Fred Humphries is, without a doubt, the best and most qualified person for the job," says Dr. Earl Richardson, president of Morgan State University and a longtime member of the NAFEO executive board. Humphries and Richardson disclosed the news to Black Issues during the annual Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund banquet in Manhattan.

Among the immediate challenges Humphries will face are improving the financial health of the organization -- which for years has failed to collect dues from all of its member institutions and has experienced declining participation in its annual conference, which also serves as a key fund-raising event -- and resolving an ongoing dispute between NAFEO and the United Negro College Fund (see Black Issues, Aug. …

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