Can Coaching Bring Students Back to HBCUs?
Sara Weissman, Inside Higher Ed
At Southern University at New Orleans, a public historically Black institution, university administrators hope personal calls to former students who left without completing their studies will motivate them to come back.
Southern University is not the only HBCU doing such outreach. The United Negro College Fund, an organization representing 37 private historically Black colleges and universities, recently launched a new initiative to bring 4,000 students back to HBCUs across the country and guide them to graduation with one-on-one coaching.