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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 asdfasdf 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

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NAFEO and ITS PARTNER STEMconnector® / Million Women Mentors

SALUTE “SISTER PRESIDENTS”
FOR WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the 60th Anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, and Women’s History Month, NAFEO and its partner, STEMconnector ®/ Million Women Mentors, salute with thanksgiving twenty-nine (29) phenomenal “Sister Presidents”: the twenty-six (26) remarkable female historically black college and university (HBCU) presidents and three (3) amazing female predominantly black institution (PBI) presidents. During this watershed year, “Sister Presidents” have not yet attained parity with their male counterparts in terms of service at the helm of an HBCU or PBI, but their numbers have increased in recent years.

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THE MINORITY MEN'S HEALTH INITIATIVE PILOT PROJECT
GRANT MECHANISM IS INTENDED TO ENCOURAGE
EXPLORATORY AND DEVELOPMENTAL RESEARCH AT HBCUS

The Hampton University Regional Transdiciplinary Collaborative Center: Minority Men's Health Initiative (HU-TCC:MMHI) Pilot Project Program plays a pivotal role in expanding the pool of Historically Black Colleges & Universities' (HBCU) faculty members actively participating in research, training, education, and outreach in minority men's health disparities research areas of prostate cancer, melanoma in Hispanics, cardiovascular disease, violence prevention, diabetes and obesity. Click here for more information



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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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.