The UNCF is a college scholarship organization, that is currently “serving as the nation’s leading advocate for the importance of minority education and community engagement.” They stand by their mission statement that “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”
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“It is fitting for Howard University to lead this year’s sterling panel of nominees,” says HBCU Digest Founding Editor Jarrett Carter. “They had an extraordinary academic year highlighted with several individual and collective accomplishments that represented the best of America’s flagship historically black institution, and the spirit of the HBCU mission at large. The Howard community and the District of Columbia should take great pride in HU’s work this year.”
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Named in 2009 by Time Magazine as one of “The 10 Best College Presidents,” Dr. Freeman Hrabowski leads the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).
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