Ericke Cage named West Virginia State President

He will transition into the role less than one year after being hired as vice president and chief of staff, and appointed as interim president in the same month.

Several HBCUs placed on federal financial sanctions last fall, but context is key

The department has been uneven in recent years at data keeping for default rates, which has been scrutinized for lacking context on the raw numbers associated with graduation or attrition rates.

West Virginia State to Receive $2.9M in State Agriculture Funding, First Full Federal Match in School History

Lawmakers in West Virginia will appropriate nearly $3 million in funding for West Virginia State University’s agricultural and cooperative extension programming, marking the first time in school history that the […]

Digest After Dark – Have Ya'll Heard About This HBCU Lawsuit in Maryland?

We discuss the latest phase of the landmark federal lawsuit involving Maryland’s four HBCUs, changes in West Virginia’s higher ed oversight structure, and preview upcoming accreditation decisions.

Could Changes to West Virginia Higher Ed Jeopardize West Va. State, Bluefield State?

Officials in West Virginia are debating the future of its public system of higher education, and it’s not clear which side of the debate best positions West Virginia State University […]

Make it Better and They Will Give: Enrollment Gains Parallel Record-Breaking HBCU Giving

Xavier University of Louisiana recently announced a $1 million gift from the Gayle and Tom Benson Charitable Foundation to support the upkeep of the school’s chapel and merit and need-based […]

Are HBCU Boards Reversing Course on Presidential Firings?

Kentucky State University President M. Christopher Brown II received a four-year contract extension this afternoon, with officials citing growth and increased awareness of the institution just over a year after […]