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The 2017 HBCU Summit

Jun 7, 2017 - Jun 9, 2017
All Day

Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette French Quarter Area Hotel 

Creating a Culture of Student Success through Team-Based Solutions

As part of its ongoing focus on developing and furthering strategies to improve student success, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ (APLU) Office for Access and Success (OAS) and the APLU Council of 1890 Universities present the 4th Annual HBCU Summit. The 2017 HBCU Summit will be held in New Orleans, LA on June 7-9, 2017 at the Renaissance Pere French Quarter Hotel. The theme for this year's convening is “Creating a Culture of Student Success through Team-Based Solutions.” 

This summit convenes HBCU senior-level administrators, faculty, and other stakeholders in a forum to share ideas, tools, and resources that will foster greater collective success for the strategic priorities of institutions.

Summit Overview

The 2017 HBCU Summit will feature innovative strategies to promote student success, which rely on the creative input of a cross section of institutional leaders. The 2017 HBCU Summit will invite attendees to participate in team-based action planning around student success. Representative teams from institutions, including presidents, deans, student affairs administrators, institutional researchers, senior faculty, and newly appointed senior leaders, will work together to define or refine a shared goal related to student success. They will identify related tasks, assigned roles, needed communications, resources, and accountability structures to implement their plan successfully. Attendees will also have the opportunity to present existing innovative projects. Finally, attendees will hear from leaders in the philanthropic community on their top higher education issues.

Click here to view the 2017 HBCU Summit Program.

Summit Objectives

  • Define characteristics that promote sustainable student success programs
  • Refine existing program strategies to promote greater success, sustainability, and team integration
  • Identify tools and strategies needed to develop grant proposals and to compete effectively in national grant solicitations

Click here to view the 2017 HBCU Summit Agenda.

Registration Rates
Early Registration: $300.00        (4/1/17 - 4/15/17)
Regular Registration: $325.00   (4/16/17 - 5/15/17)
Late Registration: $375.00          (5/16/17 - 6/2/17)

Registration for the meeting including the request for proposals will open in March. Please feel free to contact us at or by phone at 202-478-6074 if you have questions regarding the meeting.


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