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Aligning HBCU Student Success Initiatives with Federal Funding w/ Jackson State University

September 30, 2021
11:30 AM EST
Partner Stories

In partnership with Jackson State University, we invite you to RSVP for our upcoming virtual partner story on Thursday, September 30th because it may be helpful to your work. There is no cost to attend, and a post-event recording will be sent out to all those who register.

From short-term COVID relief to grant programs dating back nearly 60 years, colleges across the nation have access to federal dollars they can use to purchase game-changing technology. Historically Black Colleges & Universities, as well as schools with larger-than-average disadvantaged student populations may be eligible for a series of grant programs designed to strengthen these institutions for the short and long term. At Jackson State University, Dr. Loria Gordon and her team took advantage of Title III funds to create The Honors Experience--a pilot program within the JSU Honors College. The Honors Experience will combine all of the Honors College's various outside-the-classroom activities into one system, streamlining data collection and helping Dr. Gordon and her team make smarter, more informed programming decisions. Get an in-depth look at how Title III was chosen from a long list of grant programs available to HBCUs, and see if your school may be eligible as well.

This event will provide:

  • Background on Jackson State and The Honors Experience.
  • How and why JSU transitioned to Suitable's modern student engagement platform.
  • The government funding options Dr. Gordon considered for purchasing Suitable.
  • How Dr. Gordon eventually secured the necessary government funds for Suitable.


Thursday, September 30 11:30AM-11:35AM

Opening Remarks

By John Steele

Thursday, September 30 11:35AM-12:10PM

How HBCUs Can Fund Student Success Initiatives with Federal Grants

By Dr. Loria Gordon

Thursday, September 30 12:10PM-12:30PM

Live Q&A

Get all your questions answered in a live Q&A with Dr. Gordon!


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Loria Gordon, PhD

Assistant Dean, Jackson State University

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John Steele

Vice President, Marketing

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