"Where I am at this moment, at this second, is where I am supposed to be as a leader" from the TALO Leadership Theory (2005)
Welcome to the 5-year higher education plan of INVR Standards / HHEW (2012 - 2017)
Creating 5 new colleges and universities
This is no noble pipe dream. As recently as 2007, many people said that electing an African-American as President of the United States was an impossible pipe dream. That was then. Today Barack Obama is POTUS, the TALO Leadership Theory is recognized throughout leadership circles and INVR / HHEW is an intricate part of the future of black colleges and universities. In the past thirty years, nearly 200 new colleges and universities -- non-profit and for-profit -- have launched worldwide. It is the goal and vision of INVR Standards / HHEW (and friends of) to create, maintain and elevate five new top-tier U.S. based colleges and universities that fit within the high academic standards identified by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and NAFEO. Higher education includes teaching, research, exacting applied work (e.g. law schools, journalism schools, medical schools and business schools), and social services activities of universities. As transdisciplinary and African-centered institutions of higher learning, these five institutions will be 100% committed to producing highly effective knowledge workers of all ethnicites, who understand the merits of world citizenry and fairness for all.
In advancing this vision, it is important from the outset to also honor and salute ten of the top predominantly African (black) colleges and universities already in the nation and world; Howard University (USA), University of the West Indies - Mona (Jamaica), University of Havana (Cuba), Hampton University (USA), University of Ibadan (Nigeria), Morehouse College (USA), Spelman College (USA), Walter Sisulu University (South Africa/Azania), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (Ghana), and Makerere University (Uganda). We also salute the legacy and memory of the legendary 12th century University of Timbuktu (Mali), considered by many to be the premier institution of higher learning of the day. Around the 12th century, the University of Timbuktu had an attendance of 25,000 students in a city which had a population of 100,000 people.
In addition to being inspired by the highly acclaimed Five Colleges, Inc. of Massachusetts and the Claremont Colleges of Southern California, USA (Dr. Keith Orlando Hilton, the president of INVR Standards / HHEW, has a PhD from Claremont Graduate University), the geographically diverse HHEW Colleges also draw heavily from the success stories and curricula of outstanding colleges and universities annually listed in the Journal of Unabridged Genius. Dr. Hilton is also both the proud father of a graduate of Howard University (an AKA) and brother of a graduate of Norfolk State University (a Delta).
* Photo of students courtesy of newsone.com
The proposed HHEW Colleges
Gale University (RU/H: Research Universities - very high research activity). Slated to be a west coast research university.
All-California College (Bac/Diverse: Baccalaureate Colleges--Diverse Fields). Slated to be based in California.
Carver-Addison University (Master's S: Master's Colleges and Universities (smaller programs). Roanoke, Virginia based in honor of Carver and Addison high schools.
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