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President Yancy Participates in NYU Symposium on Minority Education

Dorothy Cowser Yancy, Ph.D.

January 14, 2013 - Shaw University President Dr. Dorothy Cowser Yancy, was one of five Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) presidents selected to participate in a special symposium on the campus of Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii on January 15. As part of New York University's (NYU) Faculty Resource Network Winter Seminars, the symposium will discuss programs that help minority students successfully attend and graduate from college. In addition, the goal of the event is to bring together mainland Hawai'i and other local educators to discuss strategies that have been effective and new ideas for recruiting, retaining and engaging high-risk students, including those who are African-American, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.

The panelists for the symposium are:

  • Dorothy Cowser Yancy, Ph.D., President, Shaw University in Raleigh, N.C.
  • Larry Earvin, Ph.D., President, Huston-Tillotson College in Austin, Texas
  • Billy Hawkins, Ph.D., President, Talladega College in Talladega, Ala.
  • Beverly Hogan, M.S., President, Tougaloo College in Tougaloo, Miss.
  • Haywood Strickland, Ph.D., President, Wiley College in Marshall, Texas
  • Shawn Malia Kanaiaupuni, Ph.D., Division Director, Public Education Support, Kamehameha Schools in Honolulu, Hawaii

The moderator will be Ron Robin, Ph.D., professor of media, culture and communication and senior vice provost for planning at NYU and senior vice provost for NYU Abu Dhabi.

This symposium is a program of the Faculty Resource Network at NYU, an award-winning professional development initiative that sponsors programs for faculty members from a consortium of over 50 colleges and universities, including a core group of 13 HCBUs. The Network hosts lectures, symposia and intensive seminars, all of which are designed to improve the quality of teaching and learning at its member and affiliate institutions.