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2017 AABHE National Conference Registrations are now OPEN!

American Association of Blacks in Higher Education

2017 National Conference on Blacks in Higher Education

The Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown Hotel

Raleigh, NC

March 23-25, 2017

Conference Theme

Pathways to Success in Higher Education:

Transforming Lives Through Education, Equity, and Social Justice

*schedule is subject to change


Thursday – March 23, 2017

Registration: 8:00am – 6:00pm

Bus Tour

8:30 am - 12:30 pm



Pathways to Success include traveling on roadways through history! At the 2017 Conference, the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE)will offer a guided tour of several historic sites in North Carolina including institutions of higher education and industry venues that reflect years of progress, struggle and hope. These include but are not limited to: "Black Wall Street,” American Tobacco Company, Shaw University, Saint Augustine’s University, North Carolina Central University and Duke University. Space is limited. Reservations will open shortly. Keep checking the website for updates and instructions! The AABHE annual conference also introduces keynote presenters, research, roundtable discussions, seminar/workshops and many exciting opportunities led by experienced professionals with insight about important issues affecting the academy and its members. The American Association of Blacks in Higher Education embraces education as an amazing ongoing, innovative and transformative process. The cost for the tour is $50.


Graduate Student Case Study Competition

Overview Meeting -Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Graduate Student Case Study is a great opportunity for graduate students to put the theory they have learned in the classroom into practice. During the Case Study Meeting onThursday, March 23, all participants will receive the case and pairing graduate students from different institutions will form teams on-site, then pairs will select their time slot. Each team will have the opportunity to deliver their solution and will be asked questions following their presentations by a team of judges. The awards for the student case study will be announced during the Closing Luncheon on Saturday, March 25, 2017.



~LMI Pre-conference Session~

Open to Leadership and Mentoring Institute (LMI) Alumni only, the pre-conference session will reconnect alums with Higher Education Leaders and LMI Faculty who have successfully navigated the higher education maze. The session seeks to re-ignite your passion for higher education, re-connect with fellow LMI alums, and to re-examine your personal career path. The interactive session will build upon the guiding principles of the LMI experience.


Research & Writing Boot Camp (Writing for Publication):
8:30am - 5:00pm


Exhibits Open: Noon - 6:30pm

Opening Luncheon: 12:00 – 1:30pm
* Acknowledgement of Doctoral Students; Dr. Joseph Silver LMI Alumni Award


President's Forum - 1:30pm - 4:20pm

Concurrent Sessions - 1:30pm - 4:20pm


Presidents Panel: 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Dr. Dubroy, Dr. Woodson, Dr. Gatewood, Dr. Clark, Dr. Ward
Moderator: Dr. Jack Thomas

Opening Reception w/Exhibitors: 5:30pm - 7:00pm

  Cultural Event - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Wilmington on Fire Documentary; Q&A with director, Christopher Everett


AABHE Social 9:00pm – 10:00pm HOSPITALITY SUITE



Friday – March 24, 2017


Registration: 8:00am – 6:00pm


Exhibits Open: 8:00am - 6:00pm


Business Meeting: 8:30am - 9:20am
(Acknowledgement of First-timers and Board Installation)


Research & Writing Boot Camp (Framing and Maintaining a Research - Part II):
9:30am – 12:20pm


Concurrent Sessions - 9:30am - 12:20pm

President's Award Luncheon: 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Dr. James Anderson, Michael Bonner, Jr., Barry White Jr., and Venessa Harrison

Social Justice Panel - 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Moderator: Jeremy Collins
Panelist: Erin Dale Byrd, Minister Curtis Gatewood, Delaney Vandergrift, Dr. Larry Watson, and Representative Justin Bamberg

Concurrent Sessions - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Research & Writing Boot Camp (Framing and Maintaining a Research -Part III):
3:00pm – 5:00pm

AABHE Social 9:00pm – 10:00pm HOSPITALITY SUITE

Saturday – March 25, 2017


Registration: 8:00am – 12:00pm

Concurrent Sessions: 9:00am - 11:50am


Closing Luncheon: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Keynote Speaker - Dr. Fred A. Bonner II

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