Improving Retention at HBCUs:
Students, Faculty, and Administrators Overcoming
Financial Challenges to Promote Student Success
March 3-5, 2016
Ocean City, Maryland
Bowie State University
Central State University
Coppin State University
Delaware State University
Morgan State University
Norfolk State University
University of the District of Columbia
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Virginia State University
Maryland Higher Education Commission
Model Institutions for Excellence (MIE)
University System of Maryland
HBCU SUMMIT ON RETENTION
January 30, 2016
Dear Colleagues, On behalf of the Steering Committee of the 19th Annual Regional HBCU Summit on Retention, I am inviting you to attend and participate in the discussions on student retention strategies that were successes and those which were failures. The Summit will take place March 3-5, 2016 at the Clarion Hotel in Ocean City, Maryland. This year’s conference theme is: Improving Retention at HBCUs: Students, Faculty, and Administrators Overcoming Financial Challenges to Promote Student Success. Our focus will be on finding ways to help students, faculty, staff, and administrators meet today’s financial challenges. For the past eighteen (18) years, the Summit has provided opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and administrators to interact with one another as they worked to devise creative and practical retention approaches to share strategies for African American and other minority students at all institutions, especially HBCUs. This conference will continue its legacy of providing numerous opportunities for its conferees to gain new knowledge, share technical and clinical experiences, and network with colleagues.
Keynote speakers and concurrent session presenters will address student financial issues and other retention concerns. The list includes: Financial Literacy Education and Student Loans, Making Wise Choices with Limited Resources, and Textbooks and Other College Costs.
The Summit will be highly relevant to students, faculty, staff, and administrators from all four-year institutions and all two-year institutions. High school teachers and guidance counselors are also invited. The sessions will provide information that will help them prepare all students for a future that includes college or professional school attendance.
The 19th Annual Regional HBCU Summit on Retention will enhance your knowledge, widen your network, stimulate you, and expand your vision. We are very excited about this event and look forward to welcoming you to Ocean City, Maryland in March.