The executive leadership team seeks to increase the stability and effectiveness of leadership at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs).

  • Supports presidents/chancellors and their governing boards to advance institutional missions.
  • Engages institutional leaders in a joint process of development, reflection, assessment and improvement.
  • Advances the belief that transformational change in higher education institutions is only possible when executive leaders are aligned, informed and interconnected to other institutional leaders engaged in the pursuit of similar missions and goals.

For more information on Executive Leadership at the Institute for Capacity Building, contact Dr. Zillah Fluker, Zillah.Fluker@uncf.org.

Dr. Rochelle Ford Named Next President of Dillard University

Dr. Rochelle Ford Named Next President of Dillard University

Dr. Ford will become the next president of Dillard University, a historically Black university in New Orleans. Ford is currently the dean of Elon University’s School of Communications.

Forgotten Leaders – How HBCUs and PBIs Can Amplify Black Women’s Roles in Social Justice Movements

Forgotten Leaders – How HBCUs and PBIs Can Amplify Black Women’s Roles in Social Justice Movements

UNCF’s Executive Leadership Institute gatherings, focused on how HBCUs and PBIs can support women advocates by putting more women in positions of leadership.

Ten Strategies for a Successful Presidential Transition & Presidency

Ten Strategies for a Successful Presidential Transition & Presidency

This fall, when classes resume at colleges and universities across America, first-year and transfer students will be joined by hundreds of new faculty members, department chairs and deans, presidents and chancellors.

UNCF ELI Roundtable Conversation: Building a Path to Institutional Transformation for Minority Serving Institutions

UNCF ELI Roundtable Conversation: Building a Path to Institutional Transformation for Minority Serving Institutions

A Conversation on Building a Path to Institutional Transformation for Minority Serving Institutions with UNCF President and CEO Dr. Michael Lomax and Jason Wright, President of the Washington Football Team.

Why I am Optimistic about the Future of HBCUs

Why I am Optimistic about the Future of HBCUs

Within the past month, I have had the privilege of actively participating in two of the best national conferences of my half-century career as a faculty member and leader in higher education.

“This initiative is genius. I so appreciate the sense of community and the support system.”

References

The Challenge of Presidential Leadership

This article is adapted from President Burnim’s lecture at AASCU’s 2016 Annual Meeting in Miami, Florida. A tradition at the AASCU Annual Meeting for more…

Becoming a Steward Of Place

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The AGB 2020 Trustee Index

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