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Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell Discusses How We can Create a New Business Model for HBCUs on Aspen Institute Panel

October 2020

President Mary Schmidt CampbellDuring the Aspen Institute's online panel series on the future of HBCUs in the COVID era, Spelman College President Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D., highlights how HBCUs have an opportunity amid COVID to reinvent a business model of ongoing tuition increases that disproportionately impacts the minority students -- and launch initiatives that mitigate their dependence on tuition.

Dr. Campbell discussed this imperative in the second of a three-part series (The Future of HBCUs in the COVID Era) with Dr. Michael Sorrell, President of Paul Quinn College; Frederick J. Riley, Executive Director, Weave: The Social Fabric Project and Morris Brown College alum; and Virgil Parker, a Howard University student and 2020-21 HBCU Competitiveness Scholar. T

The series explores the historic lack of investment in HBCUs, the unique challenges they face in the pandemic, and how we can create a more equitable future for our young people.


Video Excerpt from The Aspen Institute's YouTube Channel


Watch the full panel discussion and series

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