NACE's HBCU Summit

Join us for the 3rd annual
NACE's HBCU Summit on March 2, 2023

One of the year's most impactful events, NACE’s HBCU Summit brings together leaders from HBCUs, talent acquisition, and NACE for a one-day, virtual program. Together, these diversity trailblazers share employer relations and recruiting strategies plus from-the-field insights to help build sustainable partnerships between HBCUs and employers committed to diversity recruiting.

The third annual NACE’s HBCU Summit will unveil new research on HBCU early talent recruitment and engagement, developed after a yearlong collaboration with the Center for the Study of HBCUs at Virginia Union University. This unique exploration—which analyzed approaches to HBCU talent engagement for internship and early career opportunities—uncovered new insights for the future of HBCU talent engagement.

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New Internship Research Study


This year, NACE and the Center for the Study of HBCUs will reveal the results of our yearlong research about HBCU student interns and recruiting.


All attendees will receive a free copy of this research report.

Agenda

Welcome: Join us to learn why we are here, what to expect, and how participants can take part in and move the dialogue to advance recruiting initiatives forward. Featuring leadership from NACE.


FEATURING
Shawn VanDerziel Executive Director, NACE

Experts from the Center for the Study of HBCUs at Virginia Union University and NACE will detail results of their yearlong research study and the implications of those findings —all to provide a better understanding of the strategies that work and those that don’t during the HBCU student engagement and recruitment process.


FEATURING
Kacheyta McClellan Director of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging, NACE
Josh Kahn, Ph.D. Associate Director of Research and Public Policy, NACE
Dr. Terrell Strayhorn Professor & Director, Illinois State University
Dr. Justin Bryant Assistant Professor of Education, Prairie View A&M University

HBCU presidents will discuss the HBCU Recruiting Practices Research findings, what they are experiencing and hearing as leaders, and what they suggest about the future of HBCU student engagement and recruiting.


FEATURING
Shawn VanDerziel Executive Director, NACE
Rochelle L. Ford, Ph.D., APR, President, Dillard University
Anthony L. Jenkins, Ph.D. President, Coppin State University

Current HBCU students will share their experiences and early career narratives accessing resources designed to connect them with employers. Panelists will talk about the effectiveness of implemented strategies uncovered by the HBCU Recruiting Practices Research study and will highlight recruiting and career development efforts that are impactful. The students will focus on gaps and possible solutions that should be addressed in the recruiting and engagement process.


FEATURING
Jordan Moody Student, Norfolk State University
William Murphy Student, Morehouse College
Imani Oliver Student, Bethune-Cookman University
Jordan Reeves Student, Benedict College
Jaymee Yelton Student, Huston-Tillotson University

Professionals that specialize in HBCU student/talent development and recruitment will discuss the HBCU Recruiting Practices Research findings. They will provide additional insights and strategies as they compare the findings with their proven approaches in the college-to-career recruitment process and transition.


FEATURING
Taliah Givens Senior Director of Student Professional Development Programs, United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
Tracey Jackson Director, Career Services, Xavier University of Louisiana
Yeneneh Ketema, Sr. Principal University Relations Diversity Program Lead, Northrop Grumman
Amber Lennon Executive Director of Career and Professional Development and Quality Enhancement Plan, Career Development Center, Elizabeth City State University

During this interactive session, HBCU career center representatives will offer brief introductions about their schools and students, and then respond to employer attendee questions. Together, participants will identify potential partnership and collaboration opportunities.


FEATURING
Harold Bell (Moderator) Director, Career Planning and Development, Spelman College
Catrina DosReis (Moderator) Director of Recruiting, McKinney
Tamara Taylor (Moderator) Interim Director of Career Education & Senior Assistant Director for Career Coaching & Student Belonging, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Terry Bankston Director, Office of Career Services, Delaware State University
Tracey Jackson Director, Career Services, Xavier University of Louisiana
Dr. Melissa McCoy Director of Career Readiness and Innovative Leadership-Quality Enhancement Plan/Faculty Development, Tougaloo College
Karen Francis Director, Quality Enhancement & Career Services, Southern University at New Orleans
Amber Lennon Executive Director of Career and Professional Development and Quality Enhancement Plan, Career Development Center, Elizabeth City State University
Kierra Smith Career Readiness Coordinator, Florida Memorial University

*Subject to change.

Speakers

We're excited to continue to announce our event speakers in the coming weeks. Check back soon for updates!

Rochelle L. Ford, Ph.D., APR

President, Dillard University

Rochelle L. Ford, Ph.D., APR

Anthony L. Jenkins, Ph.D.

President, Coppin State University

Anthony L. Jenkins, Ph.D.

Terry Bankston

Director, Office of Career Services, Delaware State University

Terry Bankston

Harold Bell

Director, Career Planning and Development, Spelman College

Harold Bell

Dr. Justin Bryant

Assistant Professor of Education, Prairie View A&M University

Dr. Justin Bryant

Catrina DosReis

Director of Recruiting, McKinney

Catrina DosReis

Karen Francis

Director, Quality Enhancement & Career Services, Southern University at New Orleans

Karen Francis

Tracey Jackson

Director, Career Services, Xavier University of Louisiana

Tracey Jackson

Josh Kahn, Ph.D.

Associate Director of Research and Public Policy, NACE

Josh Kahn, Ph.D.

Amber Lennon

Executive Director of Career and Professional Development and Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), Elizabeth City State University | Career Development Center

Amber Lennon

Kacheyta K. McClellan

Director of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, NACE

Kacheyta K. McClellan

Dr. Melissa McCoy

Director of Career Readiness and Innovative Leadership-Quality Enhancement Plan/Faculty Development, Tougaloo College-Tougaloo Mississippi

Dr. Melissa McCoy

Jordan Moody

Student, Norfolk State University

Jordan Moody

William Murphy

Student, Morehouse College

William Murphy

Imani Oliver

Student, Bethune-Cookman University

Imani Oliver

Jordan Reeves

Student, Benedict College

Jordan Reeves

Kierra Smith

Career Readiness Coordinator, Florida Memorial University

Kierra Smith

Dr. Terrell Strayhorn

Professor & Director, Illinois State University

Dr. Terrell Strayhorn

Tamara Taylor

Interim Director of Career Education & Senior Assistant Director for Career Coaching & Student Belonging, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Tamara Taylor

Shawn VanDerziel

Executive Director, NACE

Shawn VanDerziel

Jaymee Yelton

Student, Huston-Tillotson University

Jaymee Yelton

Register Now for this Virtual Event

NACE’s HBCU Summit is free to all HBCUs. We encourage all on-campus staff to attend. Need assistance? Contact NACE Education & Events at events@naceweb.org, 610.625.1026 today.

★ Did you know? Sponsors receive complimentary registrations. ★

Find out how you can support HBCUs and send your team to this event for free.

NACE Members

$275

per attendee
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Nonmembers

$395

per attendee
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HBCU Schools

FREE

per attendee
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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

Become a Sponsor

Has your organization made a commitment to support workforce diversity? Consider a sponsorship to support HBCUs in their efforts in preparing students for competitive and fulfilling careers, through the underwriting of:


  • Complimentary NACE membership to support HBCU Career Services Centers.
  • Expenses for a team of HBCUs to attend the NACE23 Conference in Lake Buena Vista, FL.
  • Other professional development opportunities (webinars and virtual conferences) made available for all HBCU Staff.

As a special thank you, sponsors will be invited to participate in:


  • A series of VIP HBCU Roundtable Experiences that will take place in 2023.
  • An exclusive in-person education and networking event during the NACE23 Conference in Lake Buena Vista, FL.

Questions?

Contact Ashley Kuback, Business Development and Outreach Manager, NACE, at businessdevelopment@naceweb.org, 610.625.1020.



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Event Sponsors

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

Strategic Sponsors I

Strategic Sponsors III



Initiative Sponsors I



Initiative Sponsors II

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

TAMARA TAYLOR

TAMARA TAYLOR

University of North Carolina

Catrina DosReis

CATRINA DOSREIS

McKinney