Black History Month Luncheon
Atlantic Institute (TN) cordially invites you to the Black History Month Luncheon, on Wednesday, February 19, 2014. The luncheon will be held between 12:30PM to 1:30PM. Lunch will be served.
The luncheon will feature keynote speaker, Dr. Portia Shields, former president of Tennessee State University.
Who is Dr. Portia Shields?
Appointed January 2, 2011, Dr. Portia Shields served as interim president of Tennessee State University-the first female to assume a presidency in the history of the institution. She was contracted for two years to achieve re-affirmation of TSU's accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). While there, Shields raised the highest funding in the University's history, orchestrated the 100 year celebration of the institution's founding, improved the campus infrastructure and led the development of a campus friendly university community. Before her appointment at TSU, Shields served as first female chief executive officer and chief academic officer at Concordia College in Selma, Alabama, from November 2007 to December 2009. At Concordia, she improved academic programs and institutional effectiveness, raised campus academic standards, enhanced the college's financial operations and led the effort to address accreditation concerns from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Dr.Shields was also selected as the first female president of Albany State University, where she served for ten years
Dr. Shields is now consulting, serving on advisory boards and spending precious time with her five grandchildren
Venue is Atlantic Institute (TN) office inside the Wells Fargo building at downtown Nashville, TN.
THIS EVENT IS FREE, BUT RSVP IS REQUIRED! PLEASE RSVP THROUGH THE REGISTER BUTTON ABOVE!