Rutgers GSE CMSI

Bringing Local Governments and HBCUs Together

The event took place on August 16, 2022, from 1 PM - 2:15 PM ET

Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) are exemplars in terms of community engagement to foster student success; however, few partnerships are established with state and local governments. This webinar, co-sponsored with the African American Mayors Association (AAMA), highlighted a particular Historically Black College & University (HBCU) success story, shared best strategies for establishing partnerships with city governments, and encouraged policymakers within the state and local governments to improve and create relationships with MSIs.

Moderated by Marybeth Gasman, Samuel DeWitt Proctor Endowed Chair in Education and Distinguished Professor, Rutgers University 

Panelists included: 

  • Mayor Frank Scott Jr., Mayor of Little Rock, AR & President, AAMA
  • Roslyn Clark Artis, President, Benedict College
  • Virgil Parker, U.S. Fulbright Student, Community Advocate & HBCU Graduate
  • Kevin James, President, Morris Brown College


Missed the event? You can watch the entire webinar here.