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A Special Message From Our President:

If you missed the 2013 Conference, you missed a wonderful opportunity to fellowship with sisters, make new friends and expand your knowledge! Planning a conference takes a tremendous amount of work and time! Thank you to the New York Chapter for their work in planning and hosting this conference. Marist College was warm and welcoming. Poughkeepsie and the campus are picturesque and provided a wonderful backdrop for our conference workshops. Check back here for a conference report which will include abstracts of the presented workshops. Also, check back for information about our 2014 international conference and our 2015 conference which will be held in Chicago, IL.

A Luta Continua,

Valerie Dorsey Allen, President

Our Mission

ABWHE has been an advocate for and celebrant of the accomplishments of Black women in higher education for more than two decades.

Please join us in supporting and empowering sister scholars, staff, and students to secure our presence and prosperity for generations to come. Black women in the higher education community need a variety of resources and networks to foster their professional development and advocated for their presence and prosperity in the academy.To help meet that need, in 1978, thirteen visionary women meeting in Albany, New York founded the Association of Black Women in Higher Education, Inc.(ABWHE).

Today, ABWHE has six chapters nation wide. Since its inception,ABWHE has served as a forum for developing strategies to improve the quality of education of Black people, with particular emphasis on encouraging Black youth to take full advantage of available educational opportunities. ABWHE is committed to aiding Black women in the academy in fulfilling their own aspirations as well as encouraging Black youth to pursue their education.





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