HBCU Tragedy – – – The Demise of Saint Paul’s College

The Decline and Extinction of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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I just read about the imminent closure of Saint Paul’s College in Lawrenceville, Virginia, an Historically Black College with a 125-year history.   Apparently, the institution has ultimately succumbed to long term fiscal, institutional and accreditation difficulties without finding adequate resources to resolve those difficulties. Although one innovative attempt for resolution came at the proposal of a sister institution – St. Augustine’s Universitty of Raleigh, North Carolina to acquire the property and facilities and merge St. Paul’s as a satellite campus of St. Augustine’s.  According to a post in Diverse Issues in Higher Education, although that proposal had been withdrawn, St. Augustine’s has agreed to an appeal on May 31. Continue reading