October 28, 2020



For the very first time, the Wednesday Word is just that.  It is a single word…


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Our 2021 AABHE Virtual Annual Conference will be held March 15-16th.  We will be delivering as much of our regular annual conference content as we can possibly deliver in an engaging virtual format.  Nikki Giovanni is confirmed as our keynote speaker.  Additionally, great speakers, panels, sessions, awards, and even social events are all being planned.  “See you” next March…


Our Online Education and Engagement Webinar Series continued, last Friday, October 23, with "It’s a Different World for Faculty and Students: Pivoting, Salvaging, and Surviving the Semester During COVID-19 " presented by a distinguished panel featuring several of our AABHE members who have current faculty appointments. Great job, Drs. Jennifer Ellis, Evelyn Fields, Shewanee Howard-Baptiste, Imani Scott, and Pete Silver.  Please be sure to join us again, Wednesday, Nov. 13th 12:00 p.m. (CST) / 1:00pm (EST),for Part VI of our series: “Career Management: When and How to Transition Jobs During a Pandemic” You can register online at


AABHE extends our deepest concern, thoughts, and/or prayers for our members who are being (or have been) affected by the wildfires on the West Coast, early cold and snow in the Midwest, and the extreme hurricane season that just won’t quit in the South.  Please be safe.

“It’s all about the students”,

Dereck J. Rovaris, Sr
Dr. Dereck J. Rovaris, Sr.
President, AABHE