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Higher Education Leadership Foundation

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Charlotte, NC | May 31 – June 2, 2022

& collaboration:

The Future of HBCUs | #iic2022

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An out of the box gathering on HBCU sustainability in the current social context.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities
“HBCUs are hubs of thought leadership and produce the best and the brightest Black leaders.”
Dr. Michael Lomax

President and CEO of UNCF

The purpose of HELF
“...we intend to play a vital role in this mission by encouraging leaders to “lift as they climb” in order to ensure that HBCUs survive and thrive as national models of achievement.”
Dr. Elfred Anthony Pinkard

President at Wilberforce University

Our Value
“HELF is guided by a set of core values which undergird the work of the Foundation and affirms our commitment to aspiring leaders and historically black colleges and universities.”
Dr. Melva Williams

Vice Chancellor at Southern University Shreveport

What's the purpose?

We’re inviting dreamers, critical thinkers, and thought leaders in the public and private sector, to grapple with the imminent question…

What does sustainability and self-agency look like for all HBCUs?

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What to Expect.

Man thinking and listening

Ideation spaces for scholars, practitioners, private industry leaders and administrators can marry dreams to revolutionize the HBCU educational context.

Three professionals at a conference table
Collaborative Connections

Intentionally designed sessions centered around innovative solutions with scholars, practitioners, private industry leaders, and administrators from across the network of HBCUs.

Group of educators working on a presentation
Personal Recalibration

Interactive seminars designed to reinvigorate professionals by encouraging a focus on socio-emotional wellness.

Institute Schedule

Ideation Events.

June 2, 2022
Personal and Professional Leadership Development
Focus Track: Academic Affairs
June 1, 2022
Re-imagining Infrastructure and Technology Decisions
Focus Track: Business & Finance
May 31, 2022
Idea and Network Hour
Focus Track: Global Event
May 31, 2022
A.D.’s and Administration: The New Executive
Focus Track: Athletics
May 31, 2022
Health and Wellness: The New Wealth
Focus Track: Student Affairs & Enrollment
June 1, 2022
Focus Track: Global Event

Presidents | CEOs | Leaders

Thought Partners
and Plenary Leaders.

Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis
Benedict College
Dr. A. Zachary Faison, Jr.
Edward Waters University
Dr. Makola M. Abdullah
Virginia State University
Dr. Melva Williams
Vice Chancellor
Southern University Shreveport

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Institute Tickets.

Single Attendee


Lodging not included

Provides access to all tracks, keynotes, and events for each day.


Institutional Package


per attendee

Reduced rate for institutions of higher education. Three or more attendees


Event Sponsors

Our Partners.

The Host Location

The Charlotte Convention Center

Charlotte, NC

Host Location
Charlotte Convention Center
501 S College St.
Charlotte, NC 28202

Ph: (704) 339-6000

Preferred Airport
Charlotte Douglas International (CLT)

Have a Question?

Feel free to reach out to us directly. Our team will address your concern as quickly as possible.

You can also contact us via email or phone:

Herman J. Felton, Jr., J.D. Ph.D.
(904) 703-2738