PBCOHE ANNUAL CONFERENCE
In 1970, the Honorable K. Leroy Irvis founded the Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education to examine the impact of state and federal educational policies on persons of color in Pennsylvania and advocate for greater access for minority students, faculty and staff. The 2019 theme, “Pipelines, Pathways and Institutional Leadership in a Changing Climate”, looked specifically at the professionals that work within Pennsylvania's institutes of higher learning and developed strategies to help navigate the pathways to success, given higher education's changing political, cultural and economic climate. PBCOHE is seeking to learn from faculty, staff and graduate students whose work examines what forces currently shape the landscape within higher education. These may include changes we anticipate in the coming years, and how minority students might benefit from or be hampered by recent changes and innovations involving recruitment and retention efforts, advancements in technology and online learning, and national or local educational policies, among other areas.