How We Collaborate

Partnering with HBCUs helps more students achieve better outcomes for themselves, their families, and their communities.


To build the Strada HBCU Initiative, we met with leaders from more than two dozen historically Black colleges and universities and asked: How could this work recognize HBCUs as a significant driver of degree attainment and economic mobility — and not only support that success, but extend it?

From those conversations emerged the new Strada HBCU Initiative, a $25 million investment — Strada’s largest since its inception — to amplify and support the existing work of these anchor institutions in the Black community. The initiative builds on Strada’s long-standing practice of collaborating with HBCUs to help more students achieve better outcomes.

 

HBCU Advisory Council


The core components of the HBCU Initiative were shaped and defined under the guidance of the HBCU Advisory Council of current and former HBCU presidents and chancellors.

Aminta Breaux

(co-chair)
Strada Board of Trustees, President
Bowie State University

Marshall Grigsby

(co-chair)
Strada Board of Trustees and former HBCU president

Clarence D. “Clay” Armbrister

President
Johnson C. Smith University

Roslyn Clark Artis

President
Benedict College

Leonard Haynes

Former U.S. Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education
Former Acting President
Grambling State University

Adena Williams Loston

President
St. Philip’s College

Quinton T. Ross Jr

President
Alabama State University

Our Partner Institutions


The Strada HBCU Initiative’s first offering, Strada Scholars, is available to all HBCUs and is launching with more than two dozen inaugural institutions during the 2021-22 academic year.

How We Collaborate

Partnering with HBCUs helps more students achieve better outcomes for themselves, their families, and their communities.

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Supporting Students

Strada Scholars are changemakers who aim to make significant contributions on campus, within the community, and in their future careers.

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Engage With Us

Do you represent an HBCU institution? Join us and extend your HBCU’s success as a driver of degree attainment and economic mobility.

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