President Mason joins MPT HBCU Week Program – View Program Here

President Mason joins MPT HBCU Week Program – View Program Here

President Mason joins MPT HBCU Week Program

Jeff Salkin and WEAA-FM’s Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Whitehead co-host a one-hour special that takes an in-depth look at the current state of HBCUs in the nation and in our region. Interviews with the region’s six HBCU presidents reveal their plans for the future and feature their innovative new programs. Senior Correspondent Charles Robinson discusses the national implication of Maryland’s $577 M settlement with its four HBCUs because of its history of discriminatory funding practices.

Interviews include:

  • Dr. Harry Williams, President, Thurgood Marshall College Fund
  • Dr. Aminta Breaux, President, Bowie State University
  • Dr. Anthony Jenkins, President, Coppin State University
  • Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick, President, Howard University
  • Dr. David Wilson, President, Morgan State University
  • Ronald Mason, Jr., J.D., President, The University of the District of Columbia
  • Dr. Heidi M. Anderson, President, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

The one-hour special concludes with a focus on the arrival of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Basketball Tournament in Baltimore. The CIAA, featuring mostly HBCUs including member school Bowie State University, is one of the oldest athletic conferences in the country. Several of the Maryland area HBCUs (Morgan, Howard, UMES and Delaware State) were founding members of the Conference, although they are no longer members. Its legendary postseason basketball tournament is one of the most financially successful of all, producing upwards of 150,000 visitors and $50 million impact annually for host cities. Last year’s tournament was cancelled due to COVID but the tournament will remain in Baltimore through 2023.