Administration

The Deans’ Panel: A Moment for Reflection and Forging Ahead

In February of 2022, Tuskegee University hosted a plethora of events during Black History Month. Black History Month serves as a means of highlighting events of the past, events that have paved the way for the present. However, Black History Month also serves to remind us that the actions we currently take will pave the way for the future. Tuskegee University wrapped up Black History Month with a panel including the deans from each college on campus. This panel was an opportunity for each dean to showcase their respective colleges as well as the work being done for the years […]

TU-USAID Agreement: Fostering New Collaborations in International Development

On January 31st, 2022 Tuskegee University was visited by Samantha Power, Administrator for The U.S Agency for International Development (USAID),  for the signing of a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) titled “Memorandum of Understanding for collaborative leadership, partnership, and recruitment activities between The United States Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Resilience and Food Security and Tuskegee University.”  This MOU will foster new collaborations between the two parties over the next four years, promoting international development and assistance while advancing diversity and inclusion, by providing access to learning and employment opportunities for TU students and faculty. This new collaboration will […]

Making Tuskegee the #1 HBCU: Introducing Provost S. Keith Hargrove

On Friday January 28th, we had the privilege of sitting down for an elaborate interview with our new Provost & Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs (Provost), Dr. S. Keith Hargrove. Provost Hargrove was remarkably warm and generous in the interview, giving us the opportunity to ask all our questions. He emphasized the top of his agenda is to implement Tuskegee University’s five-year strategic plan under the leadership of President Morris and to make us the number-one ranked HBCU by the end of this period. He also emphasized his commitment to engaging both the faculty and student body and promised […]

USAID’s Agreement with Tuskegee University: A Showcase of Our University’s Potential

Tuskegee University has partnered with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide our students with opportunities in water, nutrition, resilience, and agriculture programming work in the USAID. Furthermore, this will create external opportunities such as internships, fellowships, research programs, and additional career opportunities. This partnership will also aid in furthering diversity within the USAID, underlining the Biden-Harris Administration’s aim to increase Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access (DEIA). On November 11, 2021, representatives of USAID’s Bureau for Resilience and Food Security (RFS) visited Tuskegee University’s campus to celebrate the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The RFS […]

Dean Prakash: An Advocate for Arts and Sciences

Tuskegee University’s College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is the largest college across the university. It houses a diverse range of departments. It covers some of the most foundational fields of science/knowledge, encapsulated in its name Arts and Sciences. To get a better grasp of what is going on in CAS, we sat down with Dr. Prakash, Dean of the College, for an interview about the state of CAS. Thinking about the job description of a college dean, many may imagine someone sitting at a fancy, dark brown desk, making decisions concerning the educational well-being of the college. However, after […]

HBCU Vs. PWI Homecomings: The Importance of Black Culture

Recently the university administration announced that in order to ensure the safety of students and alumni, the 2021-2022 homecoming would be a virtual event for alumni and student events would be held at limited capacity. In addition to all events being virtual, only current students will be allowed into the homecoming game. While this situation is not ideal, it is a major improvement from the previous year of no homecoming at all. In the months leading up to homecoming, I had the opportunity to attend the homecoming of a large midwestern PWI, and from this new experience I was able […]

Not a Cultural Deficit: Why Student Participation Has Dropped So Heavily at TU

Aside from the massive academic benefits and sense of history, culture is one of the main draws for most students when coming to the illustrious Tuskegee University: The chants, keying people, homecoming, and a plethora of other traditions that make Tuskegee what it is. But this school year, there seems to be an astounding lack of participation and appreciation for culture and tradition, especially from the underclassmen. Whether it be not knowing the chants, not coming to Student Government Association (SGA) events, not filling the shed, not dressing for Fried Chicken Wednesday, or just a general sense of unenthusiasm, there […]