Merging of Black Colleges in Mississippi?

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Dr. Marybeth Gasman
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education
University of Pennsylvania


• Dr. Gasman is an expert on historically black colleges and universities, diversity and higher education and African-American educational leadership.
• As a historian of higher education, Dr. Gasman’s research explores philanthropy and historically black colleges, fundraising issues at black colleges and African-American giving.
• She authored “Envisioning Black Colleges: A History of the United Negro College Fund” and can discuss whether HBCUs are still necessary today.