UNCF Hosting Major Panel Discussion on HBCU Transformation and Recent Supreme Court Ruling on Affirmative Action at NABJ National Convention, Aug. 4


UNCF President and CEO Dr. Michael L. Lomax will be joined by Thurgood Marshall College Fund President Dr. Harry L. Williams and Blue Meridian Partners President and Chief Investment and Impact Officer Jim Shelton

Washington, DC, Aug. 02, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Now that the Supreme Court has nixed affirmative action, learn about what’s next for Black higher education and all higher education. Major implications for historically Black colleges and universities and their students. In addition, UNCF, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and Blue Meridian Partners have embarked on an unprecedented partnership to transform Black higher education in a way all higher education is transformed. The panel discussion will be held at the National Association Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) 2023 National Convention and Career Fair in Birmingham, AL. It will focus on the anticipated impact of the court’s decision on affirmative action on HBCUs, Black and other minority students and the future of higher education in America.

WHEN & WHERE: August 4, 2023, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.The Westin Birmingham – (Ballroom-Westin), Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex, 2221 Richard Arrington, Jr., BLVD N, Birmingham, AL



About UNCF
UNCF (United Negro College Fund) is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports students’ education and development through scholarships and other programs, supports and strengthens its 37 member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education and college readiness. While totaling only 3% of all colleges and universities, UNCF institutions and other historically Black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding 15% of bachelor’s degrees, 5% of master’s degrees, 10% of doctoral degrees and 19% of all STEM degrees earned by Black students in higher education. UNCF administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at over 1,100 colleges and universities across the country. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized trademark, A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”® Learn more at UNCF.org or for continuous updates and news, follow UNCF on Twitter at @UNCF.

CONTACT: Roy Betts United Negro College Fund, Inc. (UNCF) 240.703.3384 [email protected] 

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