September 27-28, 2018

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

September 27-28, 2018

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

The 2018 Planning Committee thanks all Presidents, sponsors, attendees, panelists and supporters of The National Summit for the Sustainability of HBCUs. We look forward to engaging with you in the future to support the vision of bringing all HBCUs together into a collaborative that will strengthen and sustain all of OUR colleges and universities.

2018 National Summit for Sustainability of HBCUs Planning Committee

Dr. Lezli Baskerville

CEO
NAFEO

Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis

President
Benedict College

Ms. Alisia Crowell

Operations & Events Coordinator
100 Black Men of America, Inc.

Mr. Thomas Dortch, Jr.

Chairman
100 Black Men of America, Inc.

Mr. Al Dotson, Jr.

Partner
Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod LLP

Ms. Charmaine Gatlin

Executive Vice President & COO
Jackson Health Foundation

Dr. Hubert Grimes

Interim President
Bethune Cookman University

Dr. Billy Hawkins

President
Talladega College

Ms. Merral Jackson

Program Coordinator
National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation

Dr. Kevin E. James

Interim CEO
100 Black Men of America, Inc.

Ms. Geanie Jones

Program Evaluator
100 Black Men of America, Inc.

Ms. Danielle Kennedy-Jones

Development Consultant
100 Black Men of America, Inc.

Dr. Michael Lomax

President & CEO
United Negro College Fund

Ms. Miranda Mack

Executive Director
National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation

Mr. Kevin Patterson

Conventions & Meetings Committee Chair
100 Black Men of America, Inc.

Dr. Larry Robinson

President
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU)

Dr. Quinton Ross

President
Alabama State University

Dr. Joseph Silver, Sr.

President
Silver & Associates

Mr. Derek Simms

Director of Development & Strategic Partnerships
NAFEO

Dr. Ceeon Smith

Chief of Staff
Benedict College

Ms. Telain Ware

Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
100 Black Men of America, Inc.

Ms. Lauryn Washington

Administrative Assistant
National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation

Dr. Harry Williams

President & CEO
Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Technology

Customer Service

Resources & Development

Marketing & Branding

Sustaining Our HBCUs

Our History | Our Future | Our Responsibility

 Presidents, corporate and foundation leaders, along with experts across leading industries participated in this historic think tank. This Summit brought HBCU Presidents together, in an unprecedented collaboration, to secure the future of our institutions for our students.

Conference Agenda

Thursday
2018-09-27
Outside of International Ballroom North
Friday
2018-09-28
Outside of International Ballroom North
Embassy C & D
Outside of International Ballroom North
Outside of International Ballroom North
Embassy C & D
11:00 - 00:00
Summit Registration

Outside of the International Ballroom

12:00 - 14:00
Reimagining Technology on HBCU Campuses – Charting a course for Technology Transformation

Presented by 

 

During this session, attendees will take a broader and deeper look at their day-to-day activities and understand how to utilize new technologies like artificial intelligence and custom reporting tools to make the most of their business activities. Join us for this innovative session to learn how this transformation can be achieved on every HBCU campus.

 

Representatives from Microsoft will be available after the session to answer questions and provide individual dialogue.

15:00 - 17:30
Opening Session & Panel Discussion: HBCUs Reaching New Levels in Corporate Philanthropy
Sponsored by 
Opening Remarks:

 

Dr. Roslyn Artis, President, Benedict College & Summit Co-Chair

Mr. Thomas W. Dortch, Jr., Chairman, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. & National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation & Summit Co-Chair

 

Panel Discussion: HBCUs Reaching New Levels in Corporate Philanthropy


Moderator:
Dr. Michael Lomax, President & CEO, United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

 

Panelists:

  • Lori Billingsley, Vice President of Community Relations, Coca-Cola North America
  • Rodney Bullard, Vice President of Community Affairs & Executive Director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation
  • Tim Mapes, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer
  • Ed Martinez, President, UPS Foundation & Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Thomas W. Dortch, Jr.
Chairman, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. & National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation & Summit Co-Chair
Roslyn Clark Artis
President, Benedict College and Summit Co-Chair
Dr. Michael Lomax
President & CEO, United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
Lori George Billingsley
Vice President of Community Relations, Coca-Cola North America
Rodney D. Bullard
Vice President of Community Affairs for Chick-fil-A, Inc. and Executive Director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation
Tim Mapes
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Delta Airlines
Ed Martinez
President, The UPS Foundation, UPS Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
18:00 - 20:00
Networking Reception

Sponsored by:    

07:30 - 08:00
Summit Registration

Outside of the International Ballroom

08:00 - 09:00
Breakfast

Sponsored by:

            

 

Opening Remarks:

Dr. Quinton T. Ross, Jr., President, Alabama State University

Dr. Joseph Silver, Sr., President, Silver & Associates

 

Guest Speaker: Dr. Belle Wheelan, President, Southern Association of Colleges & School Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

 

Dr. Quinton T. Ross, Jr.
President, Alabama State Univeristy
Dr. Joseph Silver, Sr.
Managing Partner, Silver & Associates
Dr. Belle Wheelan
President, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
09:00 - 10:15
Re-imaging HBCUs: Finding our Voice, Shaping the Narrative and Defining our Future

Moderator: Dr. Lezli Baskerville, President & CEO, National Association for Equal Opportunity (NAFEO)

 

Panelists:

  • Drew Berry
  • Jarrett Carter
  • Shanae Hill
  • Shantae Gilmer
  • Bernadette Morris
  • McGhee Williams Osse

 

 

Dr. Lezli Baskerville
CEO of the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education
Dorothy R. Leavell
NNPA Chairman, Editor and Publisher The Crusader Newspaper Group
Shanae Hill
Chief Executive Officer & Founder of Premier Choice Group, LLC
Shantae Gilmer
Managing Partner of Premier Choice Group, LLC
McGhee Williams Osse
Co-Chief Executive Officer, Burrell Communications
10:30 - 12:15
Technology Solutions for the 21st Century College/University

Session Moderator: Dr. Harry L. Williams, President & CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund

 

Panelists:

  • Shaw King
  • Tanya Lombard
  • Rodney Williams
Dr. Harry L. Williams
President & CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund
Shaw King
Tanya Leah Lombard
Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs at AT&T
Rodney Williams
Vice President of Sales, WW Microsoft Services at Microsoft Corporation
12:30 - 14:00
Corporate Partnership Development Luncheon

Sponsored by:  

 

Opening Remarks: Dr. Larry Robinson, President, Florida A&M University (FAMU)

 

AWARD PRESENTATION TO TOM JOYNER

 

Guest Speaker: Mr. Arnold Donald, President & CEO, The Carnival Corporation & PLC

 

 

Arnold Donald
President & Chief Executive Officer Carnival Corporation & PLC
Tom Joyner
Host of the Tom Joyner Morning Show, President and CEO of the Tom Joyner Foundation and Founder of Reach Media, Inc.
14:15 - 15:45
Collaborative Solutions to Resource Development – Government Foundations, Corporations and Friends

Session Moderator:  Johnathan Hollifield, White House Initiative on HBCUs

 

Panelists:
Curley M. Dossman, Jr.
Timothy J. Gibson
Tomeka Hart
Deborah Scott Thomas

 

 

Johnathan Holifield
Executive Director, White House Initiative on HBCUs
Curley M. Dossman, Jr.
President, Georgia-Pacific Foundation | Vice President, Community Affairs | Chairman Emeritus, 100 Black Men of America, Inc.
Timothy J. Gibson
Senior Financial Advisor, Velepec Gibson & Associates, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Tomeka Hart
Senior Program Officer, US Policy, Advocacy & Communications, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Deborah Scott Thomas
President & CEO Data Solutions & Technology Incorporated
16:00 - 17:00
The Business of Higher Education: Innovative Strategies in Customer Service

Moderator:   Dr. Hubert Grimes, Interim President, Bethune-Cookman University

 

Panelists:  Kim Gartrell, Management Consultant, Chick-Fil-A

Dr. Hubert Grimes
Kim Gartrell
17:00 - 17:30
Summit Summary and Next Steps

Closing Remarks:

 

Dr. Roslyn Artis, President of Benedict College & Summit Co-Chair

 

Thomas W. Dortch, Jr,  Chairman of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. &  National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation & Summit Co-Chair

 

 

 

Roslyn Clark Artis
President, Benedict College and Summit Co-Chair
Thomas W. Dortch, Jr.
Chairman, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. & National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation & Summit Co-Chair
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