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Universities of Louisiana Black Male Summit

June 17
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Student Union
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The inaugural Universities of Louisiana Black Male Summit will celebrate and provide opportunities to exchange innovative strategies concerning Black males in higher education. This community-building experience will focus on cradle-to-career success for Black male faculty, staff and students, with an emphasis on enhancing access and increasing opportunities. The Black Male Summit aims to create networks in education, business and beyond.


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9 a.m. Check in - Entry near Ballroom
10 a.m. Keynote - Ballroom
11:15 a.m. Panel: The Black Male Higher Ed Experience - Ballroom
12 p.m. Lunch and Scholars Presentation/Awards - Ballroom
1:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions - Second Floor Meeting Rooms
3 p.m. Closing with Dr. Jim Henderson - Ballroom

Keynote - Anthony Jack

Anthony Jack will discuss his book "The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students" and how his findings can impact the Universities of Louisiana.

Jack is currently a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, an Assistant Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and the Shutzer Assistant Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.


A block of rooms has been secured for Black Male Summit attendees.
Hilton Garden Inn Lafayette/Cajundome
2350 West Congress Street
Lafayette, LA 70506
Call 337-291-1977 and reference “Black Male Summit” for the $96 block rate or click here.

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In 2018, the UL System established the Reginald F. Lewis (R. F. Lewis) Educational Equity Initiative to house its strategic interventions to recruit, retain, and graduate students prepared for life and career success at unprecedented scale. The R.F. Lewis Scholars Program is designed to enhance the collegiate experience of black males at the Universities of Louisiana. Specifically, the R.F. Lewis Scholars Program will recruit black male students and provide educational programs, mentoring opportunities, and co-curricular experiences to enhance their collegiate experience.


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