HBCU Forum

HBCU Forum

The Path Toward Global Competitiveness and Military Preparedness

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We believe the historical significance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) must be preserved, and the present-day value of HBCUs must be bolstered. HBCUs are an American asset, and the country must recognize the role of HBCUs in innovation and competitiveness.


Inaugural Historically Black Colleges and Universities Forum Agenda

9:00 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
Opening Remarks

9:20 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.
Session I:
HBCUs: American Assets, The Value Proposition and
Opportunities to Leverage HBCU Programs toward Global Competitiveness

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Session II
The Need for HBCUs toward
Global Competitiveness and Military Preparedness

12:00 p.m. - 12:35 p.m.
Session III
Fireside Chat: Preserving Our History

1:35 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Session IV:
Strategies for Leveraging ROTC HBCU Programs toward
Global Competitiveness and Military Preparedness

3:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
Special Address and Closing Remarks

HBCU Forum 2020
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HBCU Forum 2020

Feb 3, 2020

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Recognizing the present-day value of Historically Black Colleges and Universities—and their vital role preparing men and women to lead and innovate in a competitive world.

Retired Army Major Pat Locke shares her inspirational story of becoming one of the first female cadets accepted into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and the first ever black woman to graduate from West Point by order of merit.  

Welcoming participants in a daylong forum on the future of historically black colleges and universities, Heritage Foundation President Kay C. James spoke of her personal experience growing up in the segregated South and receiving an education amid racism and discrimination. Read her personal story on The Daily Signal.


Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) continue to play a critical role in training and advancing the next generation of leaders. Dr. Wayne Frederick, president of Howard University, joined The Daily Signal Podcast to discuss how HBCUs are advancing higher education. He also shares his personal story of a dual career in medicine and academia. Listen: