HBCUgrow Conference ’15 Focuses on Increasing Enrollment



April 1, 2015 – Raleigh, NC  –HBCUgrow and Fort Valley State University have teamed up to present HBCUgrow Conference ’15 on April 8, 2015 in Fort Valley, Georgia. This one-day event will focus on solutions to enrollment challenges faced by historically black colleges and universities.

“Many HBCUs are facing a challenge for survival,”says Jeanne Frazer, president of vitalink and a founding partner of HBCUgrow.“After working with a number of HBCUs, vitalink and our partners started HBCUgrow with the goal of addressing some of the issues related to enrollment management, alumni giving, marketing, and web technology. HBCUgrow Conference ’15is the next best step, allowing universities to come to an event where they can learn from each other and experts, and take home tools to help turn the tide and make a difference for their schools. We appreciate Fort Valley State University’s sponsorship of the conference, making it affordable for attendees at just $35 for the day.”

Pamela Berry-Johnson, FVSU director of Marketing and Communications, called the conference an awesome opportunity for Fort Valley State University as well.

“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase the magnificence of Fort Valley State while providing our campus enrollment management team with vital information and strategies for boosting enrollment,”Berry-Johnson said. “We also recognize that HBCUs have shared issues as it relates to enrollment challenges and we’re stepping forward to assist in providing solutions not only for ourselves, but for our peers at institutions of higher learning across the country.”

HBCUgrow Conference ’15will take place on April 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley, Georgia. Sessions include Identity Crisis to Record Enrollment Success story of the fastest growing HBCU(Andrea Ferguson, Jeanne Frazer, David W. Hoard); Digging Out of the Deep, Dark Drop in Enrollment (Calandra Wright, Director of Admissions, Fort Valley State); a session on the latest digital tools; and Firing Line, a panel of industry experts, including Jarrett L. Carter, Sr., Founding Editor of HBCUDigest.com and writer for The Huffington Post. The $35 admission fee includes lunch. Anyone interested in attending may learn more at www.hbcugrow.com/hbcugrow-conference-15. Those unable to attend are welcome to join the HBCUgrow LinkedIn group and follow the event on Twitter at #HBCUgrow15.

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