Why HELF

Emerging and aspiring leaders within Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) should apply to the Higher Education Leadership Foundation (HELF) because we offer a transformative platform dedicated to their success. Through dynamic programs, mentorship initiatives, and immersive experiences, HELF nurtures and empowers leaders, equipping them with the skills, integrity, and vision needed to navigate the complexities of higher education. By joining HELF, aspiring leaders not only receive invaluable guidance but also become part of a community committed to fostering excellence and shaping the future of academia. Apply to HELF and embark on a journey of personal and professional growth, where every step taken propels you towards leadership excellence in the HBCU space and beyond.

Our mission is resolute: to cultivate a cadre of visionary leaders poised to navigate the complexities of higher education with unwavering resolve and unyielding integrity. We stand as sentinels of excellence, dedicated to honing the skills, fortifying the character, and igniting the passion of HBCU leaders, propelling them towards unparalleled success.

Through an array of dynamic programs, mentorship initiatives, and immersive experiences, we forge a crucible of leadership excellence, where ambition meets guidance and potential finds its purpose. Our commitment extends beyond mere education; it is a covenant to inspire, to uplift, and to embolden leaders who will shape the future of academia and beyond.

Join us in our noble pursuit, as we elevate, empower, and celebrate the indomitable spirit of HBCU leadership. Together, let us embark on a journey of transformation, where every step taken is a testament to the enduring legacy of excellence in higher education.

Aspiring to shape the future leaders of our community, the Higher Education Leadership Foundation (HELF) stands as a beacon of empowerment, innovation, and opportunity within the illustrious legacy of Wiley University. Rooted in the rich soil of Marshall, Texas, and nurtured by the visionary leadership of President Herman J. Felton, HELF represents a transformative force in higher education, dedicated to fostering the next generation of African American leaders.