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2020 HBCU Summit

2020 HBCU Summit

On February 14, I’ll be hosting my second annual HBCU Summit at Miles College in Fairfield, Alabama.  This summit is a celebration of Alabama’s 14 HBCUs and the value they bring to higher education across our state and country. I’m proud to announce this year’s summit will include panels featuring HBCU leaders and students, as well as a career fair with major employers from across the state. 

This is a free event and I encourage HBCU students, alumni and staff from across Alabama to attend. You can RSVP in advance here. I look forward to seeing you there!


WHO:             Senator Doug Jones, HBCU students, educators and administrators
WHERE:         Miles College, Fairfield, Alabama
WHAT:            Second Annual HBCU Summit
WHEN:            Friday, February 14 (approx. 9 a.m. -- 4 p.m. CST)
REGISTER:     Attendees should register in advance here.


  • HBCU Student Career Fair with major employers from across Alabama
  • Panel: "Women in the Lead: How Six Alabama HBCU Presidents Are Raising the Bar" featuring:    

             Dr. Patricia Sims, President, Drake State Community College    
             Dr. Cynthia Warrick, President, Stillman College
             Dr. Martha Lavender, President, Gadsden State Community College
             Ms. Bobbie Knight, President, Miles College        
             Ms. Anita Archie, President, Trenholm State Community College
             Dr. Shirley Friar, Chief of Staff, Tuskegee University
             Moderator: Senator Doug Jones

  • Panel: "Student Voices: How Alabama HBCU Student-Leaders Are Lifting Up Thier Campuses" featuring student representatives             
           Miss Keila Michelle Lawrence, Miles College
           Mr. Jacobi Gray, Alabama A&M University
           Miss Arin Massey, Shelton State Community College                    
           Mr. Amani Myers, Talladega College    
           Mr. Dakus Sankey, Jr., Trenholm State Community College
           Moderator: Senator Doug Jones