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Black Men and College (Non)Completion Conference Conference

About the Conference

May 6, 2011

The Graduate Center
Room 9204
New York, NY 10016
Free and open to the public

Only 37 percent of Black men who begin college seeking a bachelor's degree have completed their degree six years later. That completion rate is far below that for White males (63%) and considerably below that for Black women in college (51%). College is a key route of upward mobility for all Americans, but far too many Black men are failing to complete that journey. This one-day convening of national academics, activists, policymakers, funders, and other stakeholders will explore this issue – highlighting successes and identifying areas for future engagement.

Conference Participants and Organizers

Conference Schedule

9:00 - 10:00
Registration & Networking
10:00 - 10:15
Welcome, Shaping & Framing, William P. Kelly, President, The Graduate Center
10:15 - 11:30
National Perspectives I, James Earl Davis & Shaun Harper, Moderator: Martin Ruck
11:30 - 11:45
11:45 - 1:00
The CUNY Experience , Paul Attewell, Mary Lu Bilek & Jodie Roure, Moderator: Anthony Browne
1:00 - 2:00
Lunch - provided free for all conference attendees
2:00 - 3:15
National Perspectives II, T. Elon Dancy & Terrell L. Strayhorn, Moderator: R L'Heureux Lewis
3:15 - 3:30
3:30 - 4:45
Bridging the Gap Between Academics & Activists, Kaleefa Munroe & Elliott Dawes, Moderator: Bert Flugman
4:45 - 5:00
Closing comments & pointing the way forward, Juan Battle


Funded in Part by: 
Co Sponsored by Social/Personality Psychology Program and the Public Science Project 
The Graduate Center