2012-2017 HBCU


Strengthening Historically Black Colleges & Universities 


The Title III Part B, Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities Program was established by the U.S. Department of Education to strengthen and improve academic quality.  Funds are used to make improvements in academic quality, student services and outcomes, institutional management, and fiscal stability, the four focus areas of Title III.


Activity Director – Peggy Hanley

Activity I – To Strength the Landscape of Information Technology by Expanding the Innovation of Enterprise Applications

Activity Director – Dr. Rory Bedford

Activity II – Extending Learning Opportunities through Outreach, Experiential Learning, Lifelong and Service-Learning
Activity Director – Dr. Coleen Speed
Activity III – Strengthening the Student Counseling & Wellness Resource Center
Activity Director – Latotsha Britt
Activity IV– Continuing the Enhancement of Students Services, Success and Retention through the Grambling Achievement Program (GAP)
Activity Director – Kimberley Proctor
Activity V– Sustaining Grambling State University through Institutional Administrative Management (IAM)
Activity Director – Herbert Simmons & Valencia Williams
Activity VI – Facilitating the University’s Strategic Plan through Faculty Professional Development Center
Activity Director – Dr. Coleen Speed
Activity VII – Strengthening the Student Counseling & Wellness Resource Center
Activity Director – Patricia Hutcherson
Activity VIII – Improving Services to Students through Enrollment Management Initiatives
Activity Director – Ulrica Edwards
Activity IX– Improving Institutional Effectiveness through Performance, Accountability and Reporting
Activity Director – Vel’Keitra Malone
Activity X – Strengthening the Advancement Office
Activity Director – Dr. Sandra Lee
Activity XI – Strengthening the Academic Infrastructure in Mass Communication
Activity Director – Beverly Hill Hercules
Activity XII – Project Administration
Activity Director – Larry Green
Activity XIII–  Developing Leaders and Increasing Successful Matriculation in Higher Education through Peer Mentoring, Enriching Classroom Experiences and Civic Engagement through the Student Leadership Initiative (SLI)

Legislature Allowable Activities (LAA)
  1. Purchase, rental, or lease of scientific or laboratory equipment for educational purposes, including instructional and research purposes.
  2. Construction, maintenance, renovation, and improvement in classroom, library, laboratory, and other instructional facilities, including purchase or rental of telecommunications technology equipment or services.
  3. Support of faculty exchanges, and faculty development and faculty fellowships to assist in attaining advanced degrees in their field of instruction.
  4. Academic instruction in disciplines in which Black Americans are underrepresented.Purchase of library books, periodicals, microfilm, and other educational materials, including telecommunications program materials.
  5. Purchase of library books, periodicals, microfilm, and other educational materials, including telecommunications program materials.
  6. Tutoring, counseling, and student service programs designed to improve academic success.
  7. Funds and administrative management, and acquisition of equipment for use in strengthening funds management.
  8. Joint use of facilities, such as laboratories and libraries.
  9. Establishing or improving a development office to strengthen or improve contributions from alumni and the private sector.
  10. Establishing or enhancing a program of teacher education designed to qualify students to teach in a public elementary or secondary school in the State that shall include, as part of such program, preparation for teacher certification.
  11. Establishing community outreach programs which will encourage elementary and secondary students to develop the academic skills and the interest to pursue post-secondary education
  12. Acquisition of real property in connection with the construction, renovation, or addition to or improvement of campus facilities.
  13. Education or financial information designed to improve the financial literacy and economic literacy of students or the students’ families, especially with regard to student indebtedness and student assistance programs under sub-chapter IV of this chapter and part C of sub-chapter I of chapter 34 of title 42.
  14. Services necessary for the implementation of projects or activities that are described in the grant application and that are approved, in advance, by the Secretary, except that not more than two percent of the grant amount may be used for this purpose.
  15. Other activities proposed in the application submitted pursuant to section 1063a of this title that
      • contribute to carrying out the purposes of this part; and
      • are approved by the Secretary as part of the review and acceptance of such application.