• WVSU Board of Governors names new leader.

After a national search to find its next leader, the West Virginia State University Board of Governors selected seasoned higher-education leader Dr. Anthony Jenkins as the school’s 11th president.

The Board chairman says the university is “eager to start a new chapter of opportunity” under Jenkins’ leadership. Jenkins is a United States Army veteran, and also a graduate of historically black Fayetteville State University.

  • Central State agrees to go online.

The expenses of the only public historically black university in the state of Ohio will soon be available to search online. Central State University, and other schools in the state of Ohio, have committed to put their expenses online at ohiocheckbook.com.

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Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel says taxpayers in Ohio “have a right to know how money is being spent on university campuses.”

Central State is among the first Ohio universities to go online.

  • Dillard leader Walter Kimbrough honored.

Dillard University President Walter Kimbrough has become the first leader of a historically black college or university (HBCU) to receive the 2016 Advocate for Higher Education Award by the Counselors to Higher Education section of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA CHE), which honors individuals who has done the most to advocate on behalf of the country’s higher education system. The event was sponsored by Merit.

Amy Mengel, Merit’s vice president of marketing a member of the PRSA CHE national executive committee that selected Kimbrough for the award, pointed out Kimbrough’s popularity on social media and says his Twitter account “makes him a relatable figure that helps audiences connect with him in a personal way.”

  • “You are the hope and the dream of a slave.”

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