Paul Quinn College president Michael Sorrell made a surprising announcement at a recent event to celebrate the college’s 150th anniversary: Leaders of the private Dallas institution are considering creating a satellite campus in California, with hopes to add more campuses in the future.
The campus would be the first four-year historically Black college or university in California for undergraduates. Meanwhile, other HBCU leaders are now considering similar moves to expand their reach and serve more Black students.
Tensions between state lawmakers and the University of South Carolina‘s Board of Trustees have reached a boiling point with the introduction in the legislature of a bill designed to dismiss every board member and cut its membership nearly in half.
The flagship campus, in Columbia, has been mired in negative publicity over the past few years. And lawmakers put much of the blame on trustees.
Last month, New Mexico became the most recent state to make college tuition free for its residents.
While the New Mexico program is a comprehensive, ambitious effort that will improve affordability and access to higher education, efforts to enhance college affordability that focus solely on tuition—rather than the full cost of attendance—are inherently limited, contend many student advocates.