Press Release
AABHE is Launching an Online Education & Engagement Series

In supporting the achievement of African American/Black faculty, staff and students within higher education, the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE) is launching an Online Education and Engagement Series facilitated by Dr. Jennifer Ellis, Associate Professor/STEM Education Director and powered by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. This series will address several topics that impact our work/life balance. 

  • Lunch and Learn – Members and guests are invited to attend these lectures and/or panels with experts from a wide range of disciplines sharing their perspectives (April/May)

  • Research and Writing Accountability Groups – Summer Series (June, July, August)

  • Happy Hour – Network with members and guests within the academy 7:00-8:00 p.m. (Quarterly)

This series kicks off on Wednesday, April 15, at 12:00 p.m.(CST)/1:00pm (EST), with "The Impact of the Pandemic on Colleges and Universities Currently, and Down the Road." This 45 minute webinar explores the pressing issues related to crisis management as the current situation impacts HBCUs and PWIs. A 15-minute forum will immediately follow. The featured presenter is Dr. Joseph Silver, Jr. He is the President of Silver and Associates and former President and Provost  at several universities. Dr. Silver has more than 40 years of expertise with corporate and crisis communications on a global level.


For more information about the webinar and engagement series, please contact Dr. Jennifer Ellis at Questions about AABHE? Please contact Dr. Shantay Bolton, AABHE Vice President for Administration and membership at

A list of future presenters will be available as they are scheduled. Join us for this important and informative conversation.


The American Association of Blacks in Higher Education pursues the educational and professional needs of Blacks in higher education with a focus on leadership, access and vital issues impacting students, faculty, staff, and administrators.


CLICK HERE to learn more about our upcoming series and register.