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February 25, 2021 Webinar:

Why your organization must include HBCU* graduates as a critical part of your strategic plan

* Historically Black Colleges and Universities

The election of Vice President Kamala Harris and the appointment of Walgreens CEO Rosalind Brewer have brought new attention to the role of HBCUs in developing powerful leaders.

How can HBCUs play a critical role in your strategic plan?

How can HBCU alumni accelerate your quest towards a more diverse, inclusive, and expansive work culture? 

Join us for this discussion with one of the nation's leading HBCU scholars, Dr. Rodney T. Cohen, where we'll cover:


- who, how, why, and when HBCUs were founded 

- the significance of Black fraternities and sororities 

- what leadership qualities HBCU alumni demonstrate

- how to incorporate HBCUs into your leadership and succession plans 

Register here. We will field questions during the event, however, you are welcome to submit questions prior to the event here

* Pre-registration is required, and limited to the first 50 attendees. 

Dr. Rodney T. Cohen has a background as a thought leader, researcher, professor and lecturer in higher education, with a particular interest and focus related to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).  His research on HBCUs has been published in academic journals such as the Sociology Compass, the International Journal of Education Advancement and the Journal of Urban Education. He has also served as a guest speaker for many institutions and organizations including, Columbia University in NY, Washington and Lee, Lincoln University (PA), Spelman, the University of Virginia, the University of Pittsburgh, Black Enterprise, and the US Embassy in Niger, West Africa.


Cohen is a 2nd generation graduate of an HBCU, Clark College (now Clark Atlanta University), Western Kentucky University, and Vanderbilt, where he received his doctorate in the study of higher education.  While at Vanderbilt, he received the prestigious Graduate Award from the American Association of Higher Education for his graduate paper on HBCUs. He is the author of two books, Fisk University (2001) and The Black Colleges of Atlanta (2000), which both explore the history and unique culture of select HBCUs.

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