Penn GSE Professor to Speak at White House-Sponsored Conference During National HBCU Week

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820September 1, 2010

PHILADELPHIA — Marybeth Gasman, an associate professor in the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, will speak at the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities conference in Washington, D.C., during National HBCU Week, which runs Sept. 12-15.

Gasman and Nelson Bowman III, director of development at Prairie View A&M University of Texas, will speak about “Fundraising at HBCUs: An All-Campus Approach” on Monday, Sept. 13, at 2 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

Recently awarded the 2010 Ozell Sutton Medallion of Justice by the president of Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Ark., for her research on historically black colleges and universities, Gasman is an expert in African-American philanthropy and educational leadership. 

She’s the author of “Envisioning Black Colleges: A History of the United Negro College Fund” and “Understanding Minority-Serving Institutions.”

 

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