John S. Wilson, executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, will address the Smith Institute for Applied Research Symposium Friday at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte. His topic: "Discovering HBCUs: A Perspective on the Research Scene at Historically Black Colleges and Universities."
The objective of the invitational symposium is to examine what HBCUs can do to achieve the leading edge in applied research for their students, faculty, and surrounding communities. Smith Institute will also celebrate the launch of its new applied research periodical and the opening of its state-of-the-art Multidisciplinary Applied Computational Modeling and Simulations lab.
As executive director, Wilson oversees the initiative's mission of strengthening the capacity of America's 105 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). His team strives to ensure that HBCUs are a significant force in helping the nation reach the goal set by President Obama of having the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by the year 2020.
John S. Wilson, executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Address to the Smith Institute for Applied Research Professional Development Workshop
10:55 a.m. Friday, Oct. 22, 2010
Johnson C. Smith University, Technology Center, room TC 103, 100 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, N.C.