Nowadays the final bankruptcy of U.S. colleges and universities is usually proceeded by loss of accreditation because students cannot obtain federal grants and loans if they attend colleges and universities that are not accredited by federally recognized accreditation bodies. Accordingly, the location of the vast majority of HBCUs in the nation's southern states makes the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges the ultimate arbiter of the survival of the HBCU community.
The complex agenda for the White House Initiative for HBCUs (WHI-HBCUs) during President Obama's first term (2009-1013) can be found HERE. Its mantra was "Advancing Creative Interventions and Disruptive Innovations."
Late last night a friend sent me a link to a story in the Palm Beach Post that began with the following headline: