NACE's HBCU Summit

Join us virtually on February 23, 2022

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are a source of accomplishment and pride for the Black community and higher education. They are also a key source of high-quality, diverse talent for employer organizations.

NACE’s HBCU Summit brings together leaders from HBCUs, talent engagement, and partner organizations—NACE and INROADS—to share employer relations and recruiting strategies and insights that will lead to robust, sustainable, and scalable partnerships among HBCUs and employer organizations committed to diversity.

NACE’s HBCU Summit provides the opportunity to:

A group of students on campus at Tougaloo College.

Establish new partnerships and strengthen existing relationships.

A group of students attend a sporting event at Morgan State University.

Enrich employer relations, recruiting, and hiring strategies and practices informed by data-driven research, analysis, and insights.

A gropu of stsudents from the Univeristy of the District of Columbia.

Collaborate to develop ongoing, scalable, and sustainable partnerships to provide HBCU talent with equitable access to fulfilling career opportunities and build a vibrant workforce.

Agenda

Welcome: Why we are here, what to expect, and how participants can take part in moving the dialogue to advance recruiting initiatives forward. Featuring leadership from NACE and INROADS.


SPEAKERS
David Ong Vice President, Talent Acquisition, Maximus; 2021-22 NACE President
Forest Harper, Jr. CEO, INROADS, Inc.
Shawn VanDerziel Executive Director, NACE

Dr. Tony Allen, President of Delaware State University and Dr. Harry Williams, President & CEO of Thurgood Marshall College Fund, are two leaders dedicated to the success of HBCU talent. During this session, they will share insights related to supporting HBCUs and their students on a national scale to bridge college to career and cultivate inclusive work environments. They will also identify actions that individuals and organizations can own to accomplish these goals. This conversation will be facilitated by Shawn VanDerziel, NACE Executive Director.


SPEAKERS
Dr. Tony Allen President, Delaware State University
Dr. Harry Williams President & CEO of Thurgood Marshall College Fund
Shawn VanDerziel Executive Director, NACE

Current HBCU students will share their early career experiences accessing resources designed to connect them with employers. Panelists will highlight internship experiences, recruiting efforts by employers, gaps that should be addressed, and what differentiates an employer of choice from competitors. Seldric Blocker, Executive Director of Asset & Wealth Management Campus Recruitment for JPMorgan Chase, who is an INROADS alumnus and NACE HBCU Affinity Group co-lead, will moderate this session.


FEATURING
Kiana Artis Mechanical Engineering Major, Tuskegee University
Alec Bailey Business Administration: Marketing Major, Alcorn State University
Nadege Barber Business Management Major; Communications Minor, University of the Virgin Islands
Jacqueline Buie Howard University
Jordan Jackson Business Administration Major, North Carolina Central University
Jordyn Jackson Xavier University Alum; Masters in Accountancy Candidate, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Destney Johnson Computer Information Major, Grambling State University
Seldric Blocker Executive Director of Asset & Wealth Management Campus Recruitment, JPMorgan Chase

The Carolina Cluster Career Pathways Initiative, supported by UNCF, is an innovative collaboration among Benedict College, Claflin University, and Voorhees College. Cathy Franklin, Executive Director of the Carolina Cluster Pathways Initiative, will be joined by representatives from this collaboration. They will share their successes and discuss ways employers can demonstrate their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through powerful partnerships.


FEATURING
Cathy Franklin Executive Director of the Carolina Cluster Pathways Initiative
Darryl Ann Lai Fang Director of Institutional Support, UNCF
Valeria Green Director of Experiential Learning – State Office, Carolina Cluster Pathways Initiative
Olawunmi Thomas-Quarcoo HR Program Manager for Early Talent, TD Bank
Stephanie Duncan State Director of Learning and Organizational Development, South Carolina Department of Administration

Leaders from a variety of organizations that support HBCU students financially as well as with connection to career opportunities will come together during this session. Together, they will share how their resources promote HBCU student matriculation, early talent placement, and how schools and employers can leverage them in ways are win-win. They will provide insight on resources that are relevant for the present and the future. Kacheyta McClellan, NACE Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, will facilitate the conversation.


FEATURING
Mark A. Brown Executive Director, Student Freedom Initiative
William Moss CEO, HBCU Connect, LLC
Dr. Talitha Washington Director of the Atlanta University Center Data Science Initiative
Kacheyta McClellan Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, NACE

During this interactive session, HBCU career center representatives will offer brief introductions about their role and their students, and then respond to employer attendee questions. Together, the presenters will identify partnership opportunities that benefit the students that are served and recruited from their schools.


FEATURING
Shed Dawson Jr. Director of Career Services & Leadership Development Center, Savanna State University
Akilih Haley Career and College Transfer Services Coordinator, Lawson State Community College
Ashley Hamilton Director of Work Program, Paul Quinn College
Dr. Trish Harleston Director of Professional Development, Saint Augustine’s University
Tracey Jackson Director of the Office of Career Services, Xavier University of Louisiana
Whitney Kerr Director of Career and Workforce Development, Lincoln University
Dr. Jennifer Miles Director of Center for Academic Innovation & Transformation, Huston-Tillotson University
Tina Reed Director, Quality Enhancement Plan Huston-Tillotson University (Austin, TX)
Harold Bell Director of Career Planning and Development, Spelman College; Co-lead for NACE HBCU Affinity Group
Tamara Taylor Senior Assistant Director for Career Coaching & Student Belonging, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill; Co-lead for NACE HBCU Affinity Group
Luis Amaro Head of University Partnerships & Veteran Initiatives, mthree; NACE HBCU Affinity Group Member

*Subject to change.

Speakers

Sr. Harry L. Williams

President & CEO of Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Dr. Harry L. Williams

Dr. Tony Allen

President, Delaware State University

Dr. Tony Allen

Shawn VanDerziel

Executive Director, NACE

Shawn VanDerziel

Forest Harper, Jr.

CEO, INROADS, Inc.

Forest Harper, Jr.

Luis Amaro

Head of University Partnerships & Veteran Initiatives, mthree

Luis Amaro

Kiana Artis

Mechanical Engineering Major, Tuskegee University

Kiana Artis

Alec Bailey

Business Administration: Marketing Major, Alcorn State University

Alec Bailey

Nadege Barber

Business Management Major; Communications Minor, University of the Virgin Islands

Nadege Barber

Harold Bell

Director, Career Planning and Development, Spelman College

Harold Bell

Seldric Blocker

Executive Director of Asset & Wealth Management Campus Recruitment, JPMorgan Chase

Seldric Blocker

Mark A Brown

Executive Director, Student Freedom Initiative

Mark A. Brown

Stephanie Duncan

State Director of Learning and Organizational Development, South Carolina Department of Administration

Stephanie Duncan

Cathy S. Franklin

Executive Director, Carolina Cluster Career Pathways Initiative (Benedict College, Claflin University, & Voorhees College)

Cathy S. Franklin

Valeria A. Green

Director of Experiential Learning - State Office, Carolina Cluster Career Pathways Initiative (Benedict College, Claflin University, & Voorhees College)

Valeria A. Green

Akilih Haley

Career Services & College Transfer Services Coordinator, Lawson State Community College

Akilih Haley

Ashley Hamilton

Director of Work Program, Paul Quinn College

Ashley Hamilton

Dr. Trish Harleston

Director of Professional Development and Career Services, Saint Augustine's University

Dr. Trish Harleston

Jordan Jackson

Business Administration Major, North Carolina Central University

Jordan Jackson

Jordyn Jackson

Master of Science in Accountancy Candidate (concentration: Data Analytics), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Jordyn Jackson

Tracey Jackson

Director of the Office of Career Services and Program Manager for the UNCF Career Pathway Initiative Program, Xavier University of Louisiana

Tracey Jackson

Destney Johnson

Computer Information Major, Georgia State University

Destney Johnson

Whitney A. Kerr

Director, Career and Workforce Development, Lincoln University of Pennsylvania

Whitney A. Kerr

Will Moss

CEO, HBCU CONNECT, LLC

Will Moss

Darryl Ann Lai Fang

Director, Institutional Support, United Negro College Fund, Institute for Capacity Building

Darryl Ann Lai Fang

Kacheyta K. McClellan

Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, NACE

Kacheyta K. McClellan

Jennifer Miles, Ed.D.

Director, Center for Academic Innovation & Transformation; Apple CEI/C2 Center Program Manager, Huston-Tillotson University

Jennifer Miles, Ed.D.

David Ong

Vice President, Talent Acquisition, Maximus; 2021-22 NACE President

David Ong

Tina Reed

Director, Quality Enhancement Plan Huston-Tillotson University (Austin, TX)

Tina Reed

Tamara Taylor

Assistant Director, University Career Services, University of North Carolina

Tamara Taylor

Olawunmi Thomas-Quarcoo

HR Program Manager, Early Talent, TD Bank

Olawunmi Thomas-Quarcoo

Dr. Talitha Washington

Inaugural Director, Atlanta University Center Consortium Data Science Initiative, Atlanta University

Dr. Talitha Washington

Register Now for this Virtual Event

NACE’s HBCU Summit is free to all HBCUs. We encourage all on-campus staff to attend. A link will be emailed directly to our contacts at these schools. Need assistance? Contact NACE Education & Events at events@naceweb.org, 610.625.1026 for your link today.

NACE Members

$275

per attendee
Register Now
Nonmembers

$395

per attendee
Register Now
HBCU Schools

FREE

per attendee
Register Now

Questions or General Inquiries?

Contact NACE Education & Events at events@naceweb.org, 610.625.1026.

SUPPORT FOR HBCUs

NACE’s HBCU Summit is designed to support all HBCUs in their efforts to support their students’ career development and entrance into the workforce.

Free to All HBCUs

NACE’s HBCU Summit is free to all HBCUs. HBCUs administrators and staff, including career services and employer relations professionals, are encouraged to take part.

Sponsored Resources

Sponsorship will support each institution’s efforts to prepare its students for competitive and fulfilling careers, engaged citizenship, and service to our nation by underwriting professional development, conference attendance and targeted research.

Lasting Connections

Additional opportunities for participants to continue to connect, engage, and learn from each other will be available through NACE Roundtables and other events, including, as possible, in-person events.

HBCU Schools

Alabama State University
Albany State University
Alcorn State University
Allen University
American Baptist College
Arkansas Baptist College
Barber-Scotia College
Benedict College
Bennett College
Bethune-Cookman University
Bishop State Community College
Bluefield State College
Bowie State University
Central State University
Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
Chicago State University
Claflin University
Clark Atlanta University
Clinton College
Coahoma Community College
Coppin State University
Delaware State University
Denmark Technical College
Dillard University
Edward Waters College
Elizabeth City State University
Fayetteville State University
Fisk University
Florida A&M University
Florida Memorial University
Fort Valley State University
Gadsden State Community College
Grambling State University
Hampton University
Harris-Stowe State University
Hinds Community College at Utica
Howard University
Huston-Tillotson University
Interdenominational Theological Center
Jackson State University
Jarvis Christian College
JF Drake State Community and Technical College
Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary
Johnson C. Smith University
Kentucky State University
Knoxville College
Lane College
Langston University
Lawson State Community College
LeMoyne-Owen College
Lincoln University
Meharry Medical College
Livingstone College
Miles College
Mississippi Valley State University
Morehouse College
Morehouse School of Medicine
Morgan State University
Morris Brown College
Morris College
Norfolk State University
North Carolina A&T State University
North Carolina Central University
Oakwood University
Paine College
Paul Quinn College
Philander Smith College
Prairie View A&M University
Rust College
Savannah State University
Selma University
Shaw University
Shelton State Community College
Shorter College
Simmons College of Kentucky
South Carolina State University
Southern University and A&M College
Southern University at New Orleans
Southern University at Shreveport
Southwestern Christian College
Spelman College
St. Augustine's University
St. Philip's College
Stillman College
Talladega College
Tennessee State University
Texas Southern University
Tougaloo College
H. Councill Trenholm State Community College
Tuskegee University
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
University of Tennessee
University of the District of Columbia
University of the Virgin Islands
Virginia State University
Virginia Union University
Virginia University of Lynchburg
Voorhees College
West Virginia State University
Wilberforce University
Wiley College
Winston-Salem State University
Xavier University of Louisiana

Get Involved Today

NACE and INROADS are looking for sponsors to help support this initiative.

Organizations committed to workforce diversity and to developing and supporting relationships with HBCUs are encouraged to consider sponsorship, which includes a variety of registration options. Sponsorship also provides opportunities to enhance your recruiting brand among NACE Member HBCUs through the following:

  • Demonstrate your organization’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in early talent engagement.
  • Participate in a series of three VIP HBCU Roundtable Experiences that will take place in 2022.
  • Create a Virtual Booth in the event platform for HBCUs to visit and learn about your organization. HBCUs will receive ongoing prompts to visit sponsors’ booths throughout the year.
  • Be recognized in NACE’s HBCU Connection newsletter.
  • Receive the NACE HBCU Graduate Diversity Report.

Questions?

Interested in supporting this initiative? Contact Ashley Kuback, Business Development and Outreach Manager, NACE, at akuback@naceweb.org, 610.625.1020.



SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES CONTACT ASHLEY

Event Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors for supporting this year-long HBCU initiative!

Strategic Sponsors



Initiative Support Sponsors

Partners with Purpose

The HBCU Summit is convened through a partnership between NACE and INROADS.

Core to our purpose: to support HBCU students’ career readiness and equitable access to career opportunities that prepare them for rich intellectual lives, competitive and fulfilling careers, engaged citizenship, and service to our nation. By bringing together HBCUs and employer organizations, NACE’s HBCU Summit facilitates connections between talent source and talent engagement based on a mutual understanding of and appreciation for expectations, needs, and goals.

NACE and INROADS logos

Contributions from NACE Members

Thank you to NACE’s HBCU Affinity Group for their contributions to event programming. NACE Affinity Groups provide NACE members with ways to build community, share resources, form leading practices, and build our knowledge in the profession.

NACE’s HBCU Affinity Group is comprised of 172 NACE member volunteers.

HAROLD BELL

HAROLD BELL

Spelman College

Seldric Blocker

SELDRIC BLOCKER

JPMorgan Chase

TAMARA TAYLOR

TAMARA TAYLOR

University of North Carolina