Annual MABHE Convention Comes to Maryville


Congressman William “Lacy” Clay and Michael V. Roberts, J.D., chairman and CEO of The Roberts Companies, will be among those appearing at the 17th annual conference of the Missouri Association for Blacks in Higher Education, to be held April 12-14 at Maryville University. This is the first year that Maryville has hosted the conference, which attracts African-American administrators, faculty and students from colleges and universities across the state.

“We are excited and honored to host such a prestigious conference,” said Danielle Carter, director of multicultural programs at Maryville University, who also serves as second vice president of MABHE. “We look forward to three days of informative sessions that will lead to long-term partnerships and collaboration.”

Congressman Clay, Missouri State Sen. Rita Heard Days and Ken Durgans, president of the John D. O’Bryant National Think Tank for Black Professionals in Higher Education on Predominantly White Campuses, will participate in a panel discussion on the state of affairs for African Americans in higher education. This event will be held from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., on April 12, in Maryville’s President’s Conference Center.

Others scheduled to speak during the conference are Victor Hogstrom, CEO of Kansas City Public Television; and Malaika Horne, director of the Executive Leadership Institute at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Another highlight of the conference will be the O. C. Bobby Daniels Leadership Scholarship Dinner. Two Maryville University students, Alexandria Dwight and Jessica Manney, are among those nominated for the Daniels scholarship.

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