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HBCU ELI At Clark Atlanta University Names Keisha Lance Bottoms As Its First Honorary Fellow

Clark Atlanta University has just announced its first honorary fellow and it’s only right that the person has ties to the Atlanta area. The HBCU Executive Leadership Institute’s (HBCU ELI) first honorary fellow is none other than current Atlanta Mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms. This first-of-its-kind program includes a roster that is made up of 58 percent women which in turn makes it the nation’s most diverse cohort of future HBCU leaders. The program is funded largely by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) and aims to serve as the incubator for developing and recruiting the next generation of leaders for over 100 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). PR Newswire reports that CZI’s $1 million donation is the largest gift to the HBCU ELI organization to date. A product of an HBCU — Florida A&M University to be exact — Bottoms is the only mayor in the history of Atlanta to have served in all three branches of government. Upon being sworn in as the leader of the metro...

Jul 27, 2021