The 2017 HBCU Mayors’ List

The inaugural list of HBCU mayors across the country mark an emphasis on bringing focus to the local level where decisions impact citizens lives on a day to day basis and are felt far more immediate than at the state or federal level. All of these mayors oversee cities that have a minimum of 30,000 population and are part of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. This year’s list includes 15 HBCUs present with Howard University’s four mayors leading the way for the most by one HBCU.

Albany State University:  

dorothy-hubbard Dorothy Hubbard (Albany, GA)

Chayney University of Pennsylvania:

thaddeaus-kirkland  Thanddeaus Kirkland (Chester, PA)

Florida A&M University:

andrew-gillum-headshot    Andrew Gillum (Tallahassee, FL)

gilbert-headshot-2013-rsz  Oliver G. Gilbert III (Miami Garden, FL)

smith Smith Joseph (North Miami, FL)

Grambling State University:

olliestyler  Ollie S. Tyler (Shreveport, LA)

Howard University:

220px-kasim_reed_2011 Kasim Reed (Altanta, GA)

errickdsimmons  Errick D.Simmons (Greenville, MS)

williambell  William V. Bell (Durham, NC)

mckinleyprice  McKinley L. Price (Newport, VA)

Jackson State University:

tonytyarber Tony T. Yarber (Jackson, MS)

johnny-l-dupreeJohnny L. DuPree Ph.D. (Hattiesburg, MS)

errickdsimmons Errick D. Simmons (Greenville, MS)

Meharry Medical College:

mayorwaterman Deirdre Waterman (Pantiac, MI)

Morgan State University:

catherine-elizabeth-pughCatherine Elizabeth Pugh (Baltimore, MD)

Southern University @ Shreveport:

olliestyler Ollie S. Tyler (Shreveport, LA)

Southern University Law Center:

jannquell-peters  Jannquell Peters (East Point, GA)

mayorjacquesroy Jacques Roy (Alexandria, LA)


paula-hicks-hudson  Paula Hicks-Hudson (Toleda, OH)

Tougaloo College:

karen_weaver  Dr. Karen Weaver (Flint, MI)

darryl-v-grennell  Darryl V. Grennell (Natchez, MS)

University of Arkansas @ Pine Bluff:

shirly-washingtonShirley Washington (Pine Bluff, AR)

carson-ross Carson Ross (Blue Springs, MO)

Virginia Union University:

sherman-p-lea-sr  Sherman P. Lea Sr. (Roanoke, VA)

Xavier University of Louisiana:

percy-bland  Percy Bland (Meridian, MS)


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