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Higher Education Leadership Foundation

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Charlotte, NC | May 31 – June 2, 2022

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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 the future hold for HBCUs?

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What to Expect.


Ideation spaces for scholars, practitioners, private industry leaders and administrators can marry dreams with practices to make sound practices that revolutionize the HBCU educational space.

Collaborative Connections

Quasi-Structured design sessions centered around innovative solutions with colleagues, practitioners, private sector leaders, and HBCU presidents from across the network of HBCUs.

Personal Recalibration

Socio-emotional, motivational, and inspirational interactive seminars to invigorate professionals who continue the work for HBCUs and develop as confident educational leaders.

Institute Schedule


Institute Schedule Tracks coming soon. Stay Tuned.

Presidents | CEOs | Leaders

Keynote Speakers.

Speaker Announcements coming soon. Stay Tuned.

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Institute Tickets.

Single Attendee


Lodging not included

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


Institutional Package

$800 ea.

per attendee (3 or more)

Reduced rate exclusively for institutions of higher education.


Virtual Day Pass


Coming Soon

Digital access to the keynote events for one of the three conference days.

The Host Location

Charlotte Convention Center

Charlotte, NC

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

Ph: (704) 339-6000