Marc A. Newman
VP for Advancement, Grambling State University and now Albion College
Vice President, Enrollment Management, West Virginia State University
Director of Digital Media, Jackson State University
Development Officer, NC Central university
Dean Student Affairs, Carolina College of Health Sciences (previously with Shaw University)
Kim Cliett Long
C.E.O., Organizational Concepts/Military Learners Now
VP for College Advancement, York Technical College
CEO, Third Degree Solutions + HBCUgrow
CEO Na’Asiaha Simon & Associates & Director of Public Relations and Marketing and Advisor for the National Pan-Hellenic Council
Dr. Wandra Arrington
Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Alcorn State University
Richard Jones, VP development, vitalink
Manager HBCUgrow: Corliss Pauling, Director of Marketing and Digital Media
Advisor: Jeanne Frazer
President, vitalink + Founding Partner of HBCUgrow
Recent past members
Venita Clisby King
AVP of Enrollment Management & Director of Admissions, Alabama A&M University
Interim Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Bennett College
Robotics & Automation Engineer at GE Global Research, CEO at Illuminate STEM
Executive Vice President & Chaplain, Lane College
David W. Hoard
President, DHT and Associates
Director of Strategic Marketing – Metropolitan College, Johnson C. Smith University
Executive Director Alumnae Relations, Bennett College
President, Paul Quinn College
Executive Assistant to the President and Director of Public Relations, Livingstone College
Kathy Horn, Project Manager/Consultant
Troy Thomas, Videographer/Photographer
Robin Sessoms, Administration
What does the HBCUgrow Advisory Board do?
The main goal of the Advisory Board is to help provide input and direction for our conferences and (potentially) other training events. While our HBCUgrow conferences have been successful, we know including people from the higher-ed side will help us provide a better experience.
Here are our expectations for Board members:
- Meet virtually for 30-45 minute conference planning calls and a post-conference “warm down” (estimated 8 calls/year)
- Attend the annual LEAD conference
- Advice on sessions, content, and direction of the conference
- Recommend and/or make introductions to potential speakers
- Secure or connect our team with potential event sponsors
- Recommend and/or make introductions for a host location (if needed)
- Support the conference by promoting it to your colleagues/networks and help build attendance
- Send a substitute to attend the call on your behalf if you are unavailable
- One year term commitment
If you are interested in being on the HBCUgrow Advisory Board, please fill out the form below. We are very excited about making our conferences bigger and better than ever!
The HBCUgrow Team
We’ve seen the challenges, lived them & developed campaigns that helped the largest & fastest growing HBCUs in the country.
HBCUgrow was born out of a partnership of three companies that have worked well together for years.
HBCUgrow now offers services where there is a good fit to help grow enrollment & alumni giving.