NACE's HBCU Summit: Bridging College to Unemployment

Enhancing talent acquisition
and employer relations
strategies and practices

Join us virtually on February 18, 2021

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

NACE’s HBCU Summit brings together leaders from HBCUs, talent acquisition, and partner organizations—NACE (About Us) and INROADS (About Us)—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.

For HBCUs and employers committed
to recruiting a high-quality, diverse workforce,
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

Check back often for agenda and speaker updates.

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


SPEAKERS
Shawn VanDerziel Executive Director, NACE
Forest Harper, Jr. CEO, INROADS, Inc.

HBCU presidents and industry leaders will share their insights into working together to support HBCU talent and a diverse workforce, establish and attain mutual goals, and develop sustainable relationships.  


SPEAKERS
Shawn VanDerziel Executive Director, NACE
Debra Langford Executive Director, JPMorgan Chase
Dr. David Wilson President, Morgan State University
Ed Smith-Lewis Executive Director, Institute for Capacity Building, UNCF
Other speakers to be announced.

Current students will share insights from their HBCU and early career lived experiences.  Panelists will highlight the substantive relationships and experiences that supported career development, transition from college to career, and early career engagement.   


SPEAKERS
Mariah Rhodes Political Science Major, Tennessee State University
Other speakers to be announced.

Career services directors from HBCUs will share what makes HBCUs unique as a source of diverse talent, including cultural touchpoints; their expectations of employers; what resonates with their students; and how employers can demonstrate their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion to establish pathways to productive, mutually beneficial partnerships.   


SPEAKERS
Tracey Jackson Director, Career Services, Xavier University of Louisiana
Harold Bell Director, Career Planning and Development, Spelman College
Davita Bonner Director, Career Development, Bethune-Cookman University
Cynthia Downing Executive Director of Career Services, North Carolina A&T State University

College relations and recruiting professionals engaged with HBCUs will share their success stories, talent acquisition strategies, and effective recruiting practices for engagement HBCU partners. 


SPEAKERS
Cara Adams Director, Diversity Recruitment, Alight Solutions
Ingrid Giordano Director, University Relations, Campus Diversity, and Campus Marketing, Citi
Frank DeVecchis Director, University & Diversity Relations, Merck & Co., Inc.
Maura Quinn Assistant Vice President, Campus Recruiting Programs, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company
Nicole Wormley Global Director, Branding & University Recruitment, Danaher Corporation
SPEAKERS
Shawn VanDerziel Executive Director, NACE
Forest Harper, Jr. CEO, INROADS, Inc.

*Subject to change.

Speakers

Cara Adams

Director, Diversity Recruitment, Alight Solutions

Cara Adams

Harold Bell

Director, Career Planning and Development, Spelman College

Harold Bell

Davita Bonner

Director, Career Development, Bethune-Cookman University

Davita Bonner

Frank DeVecchis

Director, University & Diversity Relations, Merck & Co., Inc.

Frank DeVecchis

Cynthia Downing

Executive Director of Career Services, North Carolina A&T State University

Cynthia Downing

Ingrid Giordano

Director, University Relations, Campus Diversity, and Campus Marketing, Citi

Ingrid Giordano

Forest Harper, Jr.

CEO, INROADS, Inc.

Forest Harper, Jr.

Tracey Jackson

Director, Career Services, Xavier University of Louisiana

Tracey Jackson

Debra Langford

Executive Director of Business Development, Advancing Black Pathways, JPMorgan Chase

Debra Langford

Kacheyta K. McClellan

Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, NACE

Kacheyta K. McClellan

Maura Quinn

Assistant Vice President, Campus Recruiting Programs, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

Maura Quinn

Mariah Rhodes

Political Science Major, Tennessee State University

Mariah Rhodes

Ed Smith-Lewis

Executive Director, Institute for Capacity Building, UNCF

Ed Smith-Lewis

Shawn VanDerziel

Executive Director, NACE

Shawn VanDerziel

David Wilson

President, Morgan State University

Dr. David Wilson

Nicole Wormley

Global Director, Branding & University Recruitment, Danaher Corporation

Nicole Wormley

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

$295

Register Now
Nonmembers

$395

Register Now
HBCU Schools

FREE

Contact Us

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 advance their students’ career development and entrance into the workforce.

Free to All HBCUs

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

Sponsored NACE Membership

Sponsorship will underwrite NACE membership for HBCUs, to support each institution’s efforts to prepare its students for competitive and fulfilling careers, engaged citizenship, and service to our nation.

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
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
Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary
Johnson C. Smith University
Kentucky State University
Knoxville College
Lane College
Langston University
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 – C.A. Fredd Campus
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
Tuskegee University
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
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

How can you get involved?

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. Your financial support will directly benefit HBCUs by providing free registration for this event and by underwriting NACE membership.

By sponsoring NACE’s HBCU Summit, you have the opportunity to support and connect with all HBCUs—not just a few. Your sponsorship extends far beyond the event to help you build meaningful, mutually beneficial relationships. We are proud to have 59 HBCU members associated with NACE. Through sponsorship, we hope to extend membership to all 101 HBCUs.

Become an event sponsor to:

  • Demonstrate your organization’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in campus recruiting.
  • Become part of a full-year program that connects HBCUs with employers.
  • Contribute to establishing equitable career opportunities for HBCU students.
  • Develop and strengthen relationships with HBCU Career Centers.

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!

Lead Sponsor

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 HBCU and employer organizations, the HBCU Summit facilitates connections between talent source and talent acquisition based on a mutual understanding of and appreciation for expectations, needs, and goals.

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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 115 NACE member volunteers and is led by: