Why I am Optimistic about the Future of HBCUs
When I retired from full-time university leadership a decade ago, I knew that my soul needed the intellectual stimulation, nourishment and affirmation that comes from being engaged in meaningful work, rather than simply staying busy to fill the day. Little did I know at the time that I would do some of my most impactful work as a retiree, without the stress associated with balancing budgets and navigating the turbulent waves of disruption created by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Originally published: June 23, 2022
Author: Charlie Nelms
Position: Chancellor Emeritus
Institution: North Carolina Central University
Published by: Diverse Issues in Higher Education