What to expect

Tracks for students, alumni, faculty & staff, and advocates

Join us at the University of the District of Columbia for workshops, panel discussions, an awards ceremony, fireside chats, and keynotes covering topics such as The State of HBCUs, AI and the Future of Work, Fundraising for Universities, Successful Entrepreneurship, Getting Rid of Student Loan Debt, Funding for College, Obtaining Research Grants, Homeownership, Successful Faculty Career Strategies, Careers in Social Justice, Franchising the Future, Financial Fitness, and Career Readiness.

Location (for in-person attendees)

Student Center, University of the District of Columbia (Building 56)

Heritage Hall (Ground floor)
4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

UDC Parking Garage (Entrance at Building 44):
3305-3365 Van Ness St NW, Washington, DC 20008

Nearest Metro station: Van Ness-UDC

Travis Mitchell

Senior Vice President
Chief Content Officer,
Maryland Public Television

Morgan State University &
Shaw University alum

Dr. Maurice D. Edington

President of the University of the District of Columbia
Fisk University alum & former Executive Vice President and COO at Florida A&M University (FAMU)

Kimberly A. Bassett

Secretary of State of the District of Columbia
North Carolina Central University and North Carolina A&T State
University alum

Dr. Jon Gant

Director of the Office of Minority Broadband Initiatives
US Department of Commerce
Former Dean, North Carolina Central University

Andrew Moss

Director for Minority Outreach, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)
North Carolina Central University alum

Rolando Boyce

Actor, “The Chi” on Showtime
Texas Southern University alum

Henry Ahn

Program Director, National Science Foundation
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)/ Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs Phase I (SBIR/STTR Phase I)

Joy Jamerson

Program Manager-Outreach, Healthcare Career Advancement (H-CAP)
Southern University at New Orleans alum

Maisha Closson

Showrunner, Producer, Writer
Credits include: How To Get Away With Murder, Claws, Training Day, Chicago P.D., That’s So Raven, and Truth Be Told
Howard University alum

Sharnell Delmohammed

DEI Lead, HBCU Student Development Advancing Black Pathways
JPMorgan Chase & Co

J. David Shanks

Writer/Producer , “The Chi”
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University alum

Barrington D. Scott

Trustee, University of the District of Columbia
University of the District of Columbia alum

Angelica Willis

Software Engineer and AI
Researcher, Google
North Carolina A&T State
University alum

Warren Alan Young

Production Designer, “Fargo” on FX

Courtney Nichole

Actress, Tyler Perry’s “Assisted Living”
Alabama A&M University alum

Dylan Gunn

President, North Carolina A&T Alumni Association, Baltimore
North Carolina A&T State University alum

Tentative Schedule







Featured Speakers (continued)

Alston Clark

Founder and CEO, ZionRoar
Pitch:HBCU 2022 winner
Howard University alum

B. Marion Grayson, Jr.

National President, The University of the District of Columbia National Alumni Society (UDCNAS)
UDC alum

Tony Harrison

NSU National Alumni Association President
Norfolk State University alum

Shelli Boone

Actor, All American: Homecoming
Hampton University alum

Dr. Jessye Talley

Associate Professor in Industrial Engineering Morgan State University
North Carolina A&T University alum (x3)

Joshua Johnson

Director of Center for Apprenticeship, Jobs for the Future
Innovation Hub for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in Registered Apprenticeship

Keith Singletary, Sr.

Owner, DC Area Chick-fil-A franchises
Cheyney University alum

Kelly Jenrette

Emmy Nominated Actress, “Handmaid’s Tale” & “All American:Homecoming”
Xavier University in New Orleans alum

Brian Howard

President, Alabama State University
Washington, D.C. Metro Alumni Chapter
Director of Risk Management and Assurance,
United States Secret Service

Joel Gamble

Vice President, Community Manager
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Shaneqa Harper

Early Careers Sr. Associate
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Angela Jones

Founder, The HBCU Advocate
North Carolina A&T State University alum

Francine Toliver Edwards

PhD Deputy Chief Administrative Officer Co-Chair, Diversity Equity, and Inclusion Council
Delaware State University

Pamela Gresham Mosley

JD Executive Director for Labor Relations Chair, Diversity Equity, and Inclusion Council
Delaware State University

David James

Cloud Security Program Manager

Norfolk State University alum