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Arkansas Baptist Fires President Joseph Jones

Trustees claim a lack of transparency about finances, enrollment as school faces serious questions following a leadership transition. In a statement, trustees said that enrollment issues may have placed Arkansas Baptist College in significant financial jeopardy, and that Dr. Jones had not been clear with the board about the severity of the challenges. The dismissal

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Dear Stakeholder: Season’s Greetings.

Dear Stakeholder:   Season’s Greetings.  As we approach the end of the 2017 calendar year, we wish to extend our gratitude for all your support, valuable time, and monetary contributions. Please know that we appreciate your philanthropic generosity. HBCU Forever is making a special request for your tax deductible contribution during this season of giving

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Negative Findings on Performance-Based Funding

Two newly released academic research papers identify negative consequences linked to states’ performance-based funding formulas. So far 35 states tie some funding for public colleges to metrics like graduation rates or degree production. And the Higher Education Act rewrite the GOP is advancing in the U.S. House of Representatives also includes aspects of performance funding by requiring that

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Analysis: 28 Colleges Would Fail Grad Rate Requirement in House Bill

A new analysis from the Center for American Progress found more than two dozen minority-serving institutions would fail a graduation rate requirement for funding in the proposed House update to the Higher Education Act. The bill, which went through a markup in the House education committee Tuesday, would require that institutions seeking dedicated funds for

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Wiley College names 17th President and CEO

Dr. Herman Felton MARSHALL, Tx.- Press release – Wiley College names Dr. Herman J. Felton Jr. as its 17th President and Chief Executive Officer. On Tuesday Atty. Walter L. Sutton Jr., Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Wiley College, announced that Dr. Felton will succeed Dr. Haywood L. Strickland, who will retire in June

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Grad Rate Benchmark Exempts HBCUs

A graduation rate requirement for access to special funds for minority-serving institutions in a proposed House Republican rewrite of the Higher Education Act would exempt historically black colleges and universities. The new metric would require that minority-serving institutions have a 25 percent graduation or transfer rate to qualify for Title III and Title V grants. Should the provision be included

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