Clark Atlanta University’s Executive Leadership Institute Announces Its 2024 Distinguished Community of Fellows

Innovative Program Addresses Critical Need to Nurture Next Generation of HBCU Leaders    ATLANTA (January 12, 2024) – The HBCU Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) at Clark Atlanta University proudly introduces its 2024 cohort of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) fellows, a remarkable assembly of individuals poised to emerge as the next generation of HBCU leaders....
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Clark Atlanta University Hosts UNCF Today as Organization Announces Receipt of $100 Million Grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to Support Capital Campaign

UNCF’s bold $1 billion campaign will enhance endowments at HBCUs During a press conference held today on the campus of Clark Atlanta University, UNCF (United Negro College Fund) announced that Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded a $100 million unrestricted grant to support UNCF’s capital campaign. UNCF is undertaking a bold $1 billion capital campaign that includes five...
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Clark Atlanta University Names BJ Arnett as New Chair of the Art and Fashion Department

Clark Atlanta University has appointed BJ Arnett the Art and Fashion Department Chair under the School of Arts and Sciences. In this role, she will serve as the chief academic officer of Art and Fashion and be instrumental in generating ideas and initiatives for the department. Arnett is an associate professor in the department and...
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Happy Holidays from George T. French Jr., Ph.D., Ba-Shen Bacon French, Ph. D., and the Clark Atlanta University Family

Wishing you a joyful holiday season filled with warmth, laughter, and cherished moments. Happy holidays from Clark Atlanta University!
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Clark Atlanta University Launches SMPTE Student Chapter, the First at a Historically Black College and University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Paula Owens, Communications Manager Clark Atlanta University (CAU) has become the first Historically Black College and University (HBCU) to launch a Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) Student Chapter. Through its new SMPTE Student Chapter, CAU will give students the opportunity to learn about the latest technologies and trends,...
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WCLK: Jazz 91.9 Partners with PBS Member Station Georgia Public Broadcasting to Broadcast the Inaugural Jazz Music Awards in January 2024

Clark Atlanta University’s WCLK: Jazz 91.9 (an NPR member station) is excited to announce its partnership with Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) to broadcast and stream the first Jazz Music Awards: Celebrating the Spirt of Jazz. The music awards will be available for streaming on demand on PBS Passport on Monday, January 1, 2024. The Georgia...
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Atlanta City Council President Doug Shipman to Honor Clark Atlanta University’s 35th Anniversary with Proclamation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPaula Owens, Communications WHO: Council President Doug Shipman  WHAT: Proclamation presentation and celebration of Clark Atlanta University’s 35th Anniversary  WHEN: Monday, November 6, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.  WHERE: Atlanta City Hall, 55 Trinity Avenue SW  BACKGROUND: Council President Doug Shipman will present a proclamation to Clark Atlanta University during Monday’s Council meeting at...
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Clark Atlanta University to Construct Three New Buildings to Enhance Student Experience

The Board of Trustees of Clark Atlanta University (CAU) has made the historic decision to construct three new campus facilities simultaneously in order to enhance the student experience.  After an iterative, extensive, and inclusive process of student engagement, the Administration proposed construction of a new freshman residence hall; a second dining hall, and an innovatively programmed student...
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IHG Hotels and Resorts Renews Clark Atlanta University Partnership to Help Build Early Career Talent Pipeline

Clark Atlanta University (CAU), the first Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in the southern United States, and IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, hosted an event earlier this month highlighting the importance of corporate HBCU partnerships to support student success. Together with CAU students and leaders, IHG announced it would again...
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CAU’s Jazz Station’s Program Director to be Inducted into 2023 Black Radio Hall of Fame

David Linton, Program Director of WCLK 91.9, Clark Atlanta University’s jazz station, is a 2023 National Black Radio Hall of Fame (NBRHOF) inductee. Linton is set to receive the Broadcaster’s Chairman Leadership Award, the NBRHOF’s highest honor. His 40-year broadcasting career spans multiple leadership roles, including General Manager of WSHA, Shaw University’s FM Radio station,...
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