Virginia Union University to Host SCHEV, Virginia Private College and University Leaders

May 15, 2023

[RICHMOND, VA – May 15, 2023] -- Virginia Union University (VUU) will host the State Council of Higher Education (SCHEV) for its joint council meetings today, May 15 and tomorrow, May 16, 2023. The council meetings will take place this afternoon on the university’s campus in the Claude G. Perkins Living and Learning Center. 

“As Virginia’s oldest HBCU, we are proud to host the council on our campus,” said Dr. Hakim J. Lucas, VUU’s President and CEO. “Out of VUU, a private institution, Norfolk State University, a publicly funded institution, was founded. I look forward to progressive discussions with the council and university leaders on how we can continually create a higher education system that serves all.” 

Dr. Lucas will present remarks during the council meeting. 

The two-day council will meet to discuss a variety of items, including an update on the higher education budget from the 2023 General Assembly, a review of proposals for the Pell Initiative and the 2023 Six-Year Plan process. 

For more information on the council meeting schedule and links to view sessions, visit the SCHEV website.  

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About SCHEV  

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia is the state’s coordinating agency for higher education. With Pathways to Opportunity: The Virginia Plan for Higher Education, SCHEV is dedicated to making Virginia the best state for education by 2030. For more on this statewide strategic plan, visit schev.edu/TheVirginiaPlan

About Virginia Union University  

Virginia Union University is a premier liberal arts institution and publicly serving HBCU with recognition as a private institution through the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. Founded in 1865, Virginia Union University was originally established to give newly emancipated slaves an opportunity for education and advancement. Today, the University is a center for excellence focusing on preparing and developing today’s students to become advanced leaders of tomorrow. Virginia Union University’s programs offer a broad range of both undergraduate and graduate educational opportunities in high-demand fields that advance liberal arts education, teaching, research, science, technology, civic engagement, and international experiences. Visit www.vuu.edu for more information.