In Conversation: What Comes Next for HBCUs presented by Unibuddy

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) were the first institutions to open their doors to black Americans. The first HBCU was founded in Pennsylvania in 1837 and would later come to be known as Cheyney University.


Today, the prominence of the Black Lives Matter movement and our alumna Vice President have heightened the exposure of HBCUs. They’ve been a clear contributor to the enrollment spike that many of these schools are experiencing, despite the declines that PWIs (Predominantly White Institutions) have endured.
COVID-19 proved that institutions would need to be flexible in their approach to managing the “new normal,” so they turned to online courses, virtual events, and a strong digital-first approach. As the country reopens and life resumes, we want to explore what universities will take with them.


More specifically, we want to know what HBCUs will do to stay agile and continue to thrive.
I had a conversation with Dr. Kara Turner, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success at Morgan State University and Unibuddy.


Watch the full conversation below.

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