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The 2023 Wilder Symposium panelists (clockwise from top left) are L. Douglas Wilder; Howard University president Wayne A.I. Frederick, M.D.; VCU’s Nakeina E. Douglas-Glenn, Ph.D.; the Honorable Judge Roger L. Gregory; Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares; and moderator Bob Holsworth, Ph.D.

Howard president, federal judge, Virginia AG to join Sept. 28 VCU panel on HBCU support

The 2023 Wilder Symposium, featuring the namesake former governor and Wilder School colleague, is free and open to the public.

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State officials, professors and leaders of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) will convene at Virginia Commonwealth University for a panel discussion of “HBCUs and the Absence of Support” at this year’s Wilder Symposium at 5 p.m. on Sept. 28. The event, sponsored by the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at VCU, is free and open to the public.

The panelists and moderator will discuss the historic, current and future strategies needed to address the support gap for HBCUs. Panelists include:

  • Wayne A.I. Frederick, M.D., 17th president of Howard University;
  • Nakeina E. Douglas-Glenn, Ph.D., director of the Research Institute for Social Equity and associate professor in the Wilder School;
  • the Honorable Judge Roger L. Gregory, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit;
  • the Honorable Jason Miyares, attorney general of Virginia; and
  • the Honorable L. Douglas Wilder, a distinguished professor in the Wilder School who served as the 66th governor of Virginia.

The event will be moderated by political analyst Bob Holsworth, Ph.D., a managing partner of the Richmond-based consulting firm DecideSmart.

Registration is encouraged for the event, which will be held at the W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts (922 Park Ave., Richmond, Virginia). A reception with light refreshments will begin at 4:30 p.m.

The event will also be live-streamed and recorded. More information is available at wilder.vcu.edu/news-and-events/wilder-symposium