Lead. Inspire. Lift.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) represent a grand history and legacy of educational excellence and are a valuable segment of American higher education. In recent years, these national treasures have collectively experienced considerable threats to their existence. As a result, it is critical that the next generation of senior administrators receive the necessary training and support to become strong, visionary and transformational leaders. Without question, HBCUs would benefit from more stable leadership prepared to meet the needs, challenges and opportunities facing all institutions of higher education. Developing a cadre of well-prepared leaders must be intentional, strategic and thoughtful.
The Higher Education Leadership Foundation (H.E.L.F.) was established in March 2015 to provide bold, engaging and innovative learning and mentoring opportunities for current and aspiring leaders. At H.E.L.F., we intend to play a vital role in this mission by encouraging leaders to “lift as they climb” in order to ensure that HBCUs survive and thrive as national models of achievement.