We are pleased to welcome Professor Kofi Lomotey - former Chancellor of Southern University, Baton Rouge, former President of Fort Valley State University and currently the Bardo Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership at West Carolina University - as Honorary Co-Chair of the Inaugural HBCU Africa Homecoming Ghana 2019.
Professor Lomotey is well respected and influential in the higher education fraternity in the United States, the African Diaspora and Africa. On his own initiative and time, Professor Lomotey has facilitated Africa immersion experiences for United States citizens in each of the last 35 years; he is a strong believer in making an African immersion experience an essential part of the education of people of African descent in the Americas and vice versa - at least in the cohort of emerging leaders.
According to Kwabena Boateng - Founder and President of African Diaspora Nation and Chair of the landmark HBCU Africa Homecoming Ghana 2019 Organizing Committee, "Kofi Lomotey's involvement in this landmark initiative enriches our platform for the critical discussion that needs to be had on HBCU Sustainability". Unfortunately, the current discussion on HBCU Sustainability has been national in focus lacking the critical global dimension that appropriately captures the unique value proposition HBCUs - particularly the private ones - offer to Africa, the African Diaspora and beyond. A quick read of the Accenture Report - Top Strategic Issues Facing HBCUs Now and Into the Future - commissioned by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges reveals this fact. See details here.
The inaugural HBCU Africa Homecoming Ghana 2019 -happening 400 years after the first enslaved Africans arrived in english America - is billed as "a technology and media enabled bridging experience that stands out - as the most deliberate effort ever -
to network HBCU leaders, students, alumni entrepreneurs/businesses, African students, governments, corporations, the African Union and foundations in an atmosphere of oneness, access, celebration, storytelling, envisioning, technology and cultural exchange, sportsmanship, stock taking and problem solving". The event includes a Welcome Reception, HBCU Global Impact Awards/Fundraising Gala, Recruiting Fair for High School and College Students, HBCU Africa Business Roundtable, Street Party and Entertainment showcasing HBCU Culture, musicians and entertainers. The climax will be the launch of an HBCU Africa Business Desk.
The three day event will also be part of a 7 day and 10 day travel package (inclusive of transportation/gas, lodging, entry fees to World Heritage sites, food, and registration to attend the Homecoming) offered through experienced travel and events partners in Ghana..
More on the HBCU Africa Homecoming at www.hbcuafricahomecoming.com
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Recent News on Professor Kofi Lomotey
Kofi Lomotey, the Bardo Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina, has received a “Hidden Figures” award for 2018 by the University Council for Educational Administration. The award is given to annually to educators who are foundational scholars and trailblazers who have broken barriers, disrupted the status quo, and opened doors on educational leadership and policy. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Oberlin College in Ohio, a master of education in curriculum and instruction from Cleveland State University, and a master’s degree and Ph.D. both in education administration and policy analysis from Stanford University. More here https://news-prod.wcu.edu/2018/11/lomotey-receives-hidden-figures-award-for-educational-leadership-development/