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Welcome to NAFEO

The National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education (NAFEO) is the 501 (c) (3), tax-exempt, not-for-profit umbrella organization of the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs). Founded in 1969, NAFEO is the only membership association of its kind, representing the presidents and chancellors of the diverse black colleges and universities: public, private and land-grant, two-year, four-year, graduate and professional, historically and predominantly black colleges and universities.

Whether an institution is one of the 39 private black colleges and universities that belong to UNCF, one of the 47 public colleges and universities that belong to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund; one of the 18 land-grant universities or 19 other public universities that belong to the National Association of State Universities and Land-grant Colleges' Office for the Advancement of Public Black Colleges; a black 2-year institution that belongs to the American Association of Community Colleges; or one of the new Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs), the institution has a voice and a vote in NAFEO.

NAFEO was founded to provide an international voice for the nation's HBCUs and other equal educational opportunity institutions to place and maintain the issue of equal opportunity in higher education on the national agenda; to advocate policies,programs and practices designed to preserve and enhance HBCUs & PBIs; and to increase the active participation of blacks at every level in the formulation and implementation of policies and programs in American higher education.

News Updates

lezli baskervilleFEBRUARY 19, 2014 -- RADIO ONE'S CONVERSATION
WITH JACQUIE AND KAREN

Click to hear Dr. Baskerville discuss current NAFEO initiatives and our ability as a nation to compete globally if higher education is beyond the reach of its citizens.





lezli baskervilleTHE RECENT PARENT PLUS LOAN ADJUSTMENTS
MAKE IT HARDER FOR LOWER-INCOME FAMILIES

Read the January 2014 U.S. News Weekly article from Lezli Baskerville, NAFEO's President & CEO.
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NAFEO SUBMITTED COMMENTS TO DOE

NAFEO submitted comments to the Department of Education on behalf of the HBCUs and PBIs to the Obama Proposed Higher Education Ratings System
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tvoneNAFEO PRESIDENT BASKERVILLE APPEARED LIVE ON THE
SIRIUSXM BLACK EAGLE RADIO SHOW WITH JOE MADISON ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 31

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tvoneSUPPORT OUR BLACK COLLEGES BY BENJAMIN CHAVIS, JR.

There is a critical and long overdue discussion about the fate of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) now finally taking place around the nation.  Yes, this is the time of year where annual government allocations and budgets are debated, passed or adjusted to meet both federal and state priorities.  The issue of higher education and the adequate funding for all colleges and universities is one of the most important budgetary matters in 2014.
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tvoneSUSTAINABLE LEADERSHIP

HBCU presidents share insight on sustainable leadership.
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tvoneTHURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 2014 - NEWSONE RADIO INTERVIEW

Lezli Baskerville talks about college affordability and the vitally important role of the nation’s HBCUs and PBIs in expanding access and success for diverse students in science, technology, engineering, agriculture, and mathematics (STEAM) enterprises and abilities.
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lezli baskervilleNAFEO PRESIDENT, LEZLI BASKERVILLE SERVES AS
“VOICE FOR BLACKS IN HIGHER EDUCATION”
AT WHITE HOUSE SKILLS & EDUCATION SUMMIT

Lezli Baskerville, President & CEO of NAFEO, will represent the nation’s 105 HBCUs and 50 PBIs at the White House Skills & Education Summit, as well as the Black Leadership Forum and the National Congress of Black Women.... In a formal statement, NAFEO noted, “the ability of the nation to meet the challenges and seize the opportunities of today and tomorrow depends to a great extent on our science, technological, engineering, agricultural, and mathematics (STEAM) enterprises and ability.
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Announcements

Tatum ImageWAY TO GO, SPELMAN PRESIDENT BEVERLY TATUM!!!!!!

NAFEO and the NAFEO Nation of HBCUs/PBIs congratulate Beverly Tatum, President of Spelman College, on being the first HBCU president to win the prestigious Carnegie Academic Leadership award from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Dr. Tatum’s co-winners are the presidents of Duke, Arizona State University and Stanford University. In another historic first, Dr. Tatum is also the first collegiate president from Georgia to receive the award. The award includes a $500k grant that will be used to fund an endowed faculty position, and to assist students close to graduation that have financial challenges.
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Videos
In the News

President Baskerville and Dr. William Spriggs, One of America's Foremost Economists, Talked with Mr. Roland Martin, Journalist, Author, Media Maven, and Host of Syndicated Television Talk Show, "Washington Watch," About NAFEO's Advocacy Initiative, "Emancipation Education." This 2013 Initiative Will Take Place Throughout The Sesquicentennial of The Emancipation Proclamation.

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Looking Back

From the NAFEO 40th Conference, this historical short produced by American Technologies shares the history of NAFEO and the important role that HBCUs play in America's success.