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December 06, 2018

Clark Atlanta University President Among AUC Consortium Inc., Leaders Make Case for Investing in HBCUs to Meet Workforce Demands

Clark Atlanta University President Ronald A. Johnson provides compelling insights on how a strong American workforce needs the creativity and brain trust developed by historically Black colleges and universities   ATLANTA, GA...

December 06, 2018

Clark Atlanta University Joins FICO Community Partners to Host Free Consumer Financial Education and Empowerment Event in Atlanta

FICO Partnering with Operation HOPE, Urban League of Greater Atlanta, 100 Black Men of America (Atlanta), Clark Atlanta University, and National Consumers League for "Score A Better Future" ATLANTA, GA -- December 6,...

December 05, 2018

Clark Atlanta University Receives $250,000 Grant from Clare Boothe Luce Program to Advance STEM

ATLANTA, GA – December 5, 2018 – Clark Atlanta University is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant of $243,648 in support of four Clare Boothe Luce Undergraduate Scholarships in Cyber-Physical Systems and...

December 04, 2018

Clark Atlanta University Faculty to Receive 2019 BEYA STEM Innovator Awards

ATLANTA, GA – December 4, 2018 – Clark Atlanta University is pleased to announce that two faculty members have received national recognition for scientific research and development: Dr. Dina Tandabany, Associate Professor of...

November 21, 2018

Clark Atlanta University Celebrates the Heart of the Holidays at Harkness

ATLANTA, GA – November 21, 2018 – Clark Atlanta University (CAU) will celebrate the Heart of the Holidays with a special Christmas Tree Lighting at its historic Harkness Hall, Wednesday November 28th at 8:00 PM EST. The...

November 21, 2018

Clark Atlanta University Choirs Host A Holiday Festival of Lessons, Carols and Spiritual Songs

ATLANTA, GA – November 21, 2018 -- As a musical gift to the greater Atlanta community, the Clark Atlanta University Choirs will present “A Festival of Lessons, Carols, and Spiritual Songs” on Tuesday, November 27,...

November 16, 2018

CAU Board of Trustees Begins Search for Next President

ATLANTA, GA-- November 16, 2018-- The Clark Atlanta University Board of Trustees has begun the process to identify the firm that will lead the search for the institution's fifth president.The University has identified through...

November 14, 2018

Clark Atlanta University Culminates American Education Week with Digital Storytelling Festival and Community Service

The National Education Association's 97th annual American Education Week—November 12-16, 2018—presents all Americans with an opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in...

November 13, 2018

Clark Atlanta University Hosts 8th Annual Colloquium during American Education Week

Clark Atlanta University Hosts 8th Annual Colloquium during American Education Week   ATLANTA, GA-- November 13, 2018 -- Clark Atlanta University (CAU) and the CAU School of Education will host the 8th Annual Dr. Pearlie C. Dove...

October 25, 2018

CAU Secures $7 MM in Research Awards in Q1 2018

ATLANTA, GA – October 25, 2018 – Clark Atlanta University is proud to announce that it has secured over $7 million multi-year awards for education, research and development in the first quarter of fiscal year 2018. The Clark...

October 23, 2018

CAU Gets Tuned In With NBCs Stay Tuned

ATLANTA, GA -- October 23, 2018 – This week, Clark Atlanta University welcomed hit Snap Chat news show “Stay Tuned” to campus. The NBC news outlet landed at CAU during their 5 campuses college tour, excited...

October 19, 2018

Clark Atlanta University President Ronald Johnson Steps Down

ATLANTA (Oct. 19, 2018) – The Board of Trustees of Clark Atlanta University (CAU) today accepted the resignation of President Ronald A. Johnson, effective December 7, 2018. A national search for the fifth president of CAU will begin...

October 18, 2018

Clark Atlanta University Receives $200,000 in Gifts from NPHC Organizations

ATLANTA, GA -- October 18, 2018 –  Clark Atlanta University is pleased to announce that it has received two monetary donations from local chapters of National Pan Hellenic Council organizations, Omega Psi Phi, Inc. and Delta...

October 17, 2018

CAU Hosts Official Pinning Ceremony for Chief of Public Safety

  ATLANTA, GA – October 17, 2018 -- Today Clark Atlanta University held a brief Pinning Ceremony at the Henderson Student Center to officially install Chief Debra Williams, as the...

October 15, 2018

Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development Hosts 7th Annual Harvest for Health Wellness Fair

ATLANTA – October 15, 2018 – Clark Atlanta University’s Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development (CCRTD) is hosting its seventh annual “Harvest for Health” Wellness Fair to raise...

October 15, 2018

CAU Ranks High Among Top 100 Colleges and Universities Where Student Applications are on the Rise in the US

ATLANTA, GA – October 15, 2018 -- Clark Atlanta University currently ranks 11th among the Top 100 Colleges and Universities where student applications are on the rise, according to a report released by USA Today. The report was published...

September 25, 2018

Coach Epps To Be Inducted Into The National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame

ATLANTA, GA --  On Friday, September 28, 2018, Coach Leonidas S. Epps, Jr. will be inducted into the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame.  He will posthumously receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. Previous members of...

September 24, 2018

12th Annual Prostate Cancer Symposium Convenes

September 24, 2018 –ATLANTA, GA- Located on the campus of Clark Atlanta University, The Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development (CCRTD) hosted the 12th National Symposium on Prostate Cancer on September...

September 24, 2018

Clark Atlanta University’s 2018 Opening Convocation Focuses on Innovation

ATLANTA, GA —  Opening Convocation formally marks the beginning of the academic year. It reminds us of our long legacy spanning back more than 150 years, beginning with our parent institutions, Atlanta University founded in 1865...

September 24, 2018

CAU Kicks off National Tour: Martha's Vineyard

ATLANTA, GA — Clark Atlanta University is excited to kick off its 30th Anniversary CAU Nation National City Tour. This tour begins a yearlong celebration of innovative history and a promising future for Clark Atlanta...

September 23, 2018

New State-of-the-art Scoreboard Installed at CAU Panther Stadium

ATLANTA, GA -- A new, state-of-the-art video board will be erected at Clark Atlanta University’s Panthers Stadium.  The LED video screen is 27 x 42 feet with a versatile display that can be configured as a scoreboard or as a...

September 04, 2018

Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED Hosts HBCU Students for ‘Pay It Forward’ Internship Week

Atlanta – Atlanta Coca-Cola Bottling Company recently hosted seven students representing four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) for a week-long internship program at four major facilities in the Atlanta Metro...

August 17, 2018

Kevin Hart’s Help From The Hart Charity Launches a New $600,000 Scholarship Program with UNCF and KIPP

WASHINGTON, DC —Following on his generous $100,000 scholarship gift made in 2015 through UNCF (the United Negro College Fund) to four deserving college students, actor and comedian Kevin Hart has joined forces with UNCF and KIPP...

August 03, 2018

Clark Atlanta Receives $20,000 Grant from the UPS Foundation

Contact:Sam Burston404-880-8883sburston@cau.edu   ATLANTA (August 3, 2018) – Clark Atlanta University (CAU) received a $20,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs...

July 23, 2018

CAU Bookstore Operations transition from Barnes and Noble

Clark Atlanta University (CAU) is proud to announce its newest vendor partnership with Follett Higher Education Group.  After reviewing other national chain proposals, the university selected Follett as its retail partner based on the...

July 13, 2018

HBCU Regional Institute on Digital Learning Convenes at Clark Atlanta University

Clark Atlanta University (CAU) hosts the first HBCU Regional Institute on Digital Learning on July 15–18. This major regional convening of chief academic officers, faculty, and career pathway initiatives directors from more than 30 HBCUs...

July 03, 2018

Clark Atlanta University Turns the Big 30 in July

By Vickie G. Hampton (ATLANTA) July 3, 2018 – Clark Atlanta University turns 30 this July—but this relatively young institution has an old spirit.  In July 1988, the institution was formed with the consolidation of...

July 03, 2018

CAU Receives More Than $4.5 Million in Grants for Upward Bound, HBCU C.A.R.E.S.

Contact:Sam Burston404-880-8883sburston@cau.edu   (ATLANTA) June 29, 2018 -- Clark Atlanta University recently received two grants totaling more than $4.5 million. The first grant lays the groundwork for a new legacy within the...

July 02, 2018

CAU to Host The Department of the NAVY’s Opportunity Awareness Workshop for HBCUs and MIs

ATLANTA (JUNE 28, 2018) – Clark Atlanta University (CAU) President Ronald A. Johnson announced the University’s partnership with The Department of the Navy's (DoN) Historically Black Colleges and Universities/Minority...

June 28, 2018

Clark Atlanta University Welcomes the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellows

Clark Atlanta University (CAU) officially welcomed the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders with annual Welcome and Reception Dinner The Mandela Washington Fellowship, the flagship program of the Young African Leaders...

June 22, 2018

CAU President Ronald Johnson Named One of Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 100 Most Influential Atlantans

(ATLANTA) June 22, 2018 – CAU President Ronald A. Johnson is among Atlanta’s 100 most influential people in 2018 as selected by editors of the Atlanta Business Chronicle.Educators were well represented in this year’s...

June 21, 2018

President Ronald Johnson to BIZ Viewers: CAU Is ‘Moving to Leading Edge of Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship’

(ATLANTA) June 20, 2018 -- CAU President Ronald A. Johnson’s appearance on Atlanta Business Chronicle’s BIZ on Sunday, June 17, provided viewers a glimpse into his vision for the future of the university, as well as a look into...

June 15, 2018

President Ronald Johnson to Appear on Atlanta Business Chronicle’s BIZ

As Clark Atlanta University begins a yearlong celebration of its 30th anniversary, President Ronald Johnson shares his vision of the University as an economic powerhouse that uses “technology, innovation and entrepreneurship”...

May 31, 2018

Clark Atlanta University to Host 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Sam Burston(404) 880-6316sburston@cau.edu   ATLANTA (May 31, 2018)--Clark Atlanta University (CAU) President Ronald A. Johnson today announced that the University has for the fifth consecutive year been...

May 30, 2018

Silvanus J. Udoka, Ph.D., Named Dean of Clark Atlanta University’s School of Business Administration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Sam Burston(404) 880-6316sburston@cau.edu ATLANTA (May 30, 2018) – Clark Atlanta University (CAU) President Ronald A. Johnson today announced the selection of Silvanus J. Udoka, Ph.D., as dean of the...

May 30, 2018

Silvanus J. Udoka, Ph.D., Named Dean of Clark Atlanta University’s School of Business Administration

Contact:Sam Burston404-880-8883cevans@cau.edu ATLANTA (May 30, 2018) – Clark Atlanta University (CAU) President Ronald A. Johnson today announced the selection of Silvanus J. Udoka, Ph.D., as dean of the University’s School of...

May 21, 2018

CNN Anchor Don Lemon to Class of 2018: ‘You are the new black power movement’

By VICKIE G. HAMPTON (ATLANTA) May 21, 2018 -- For the more than 800 graduates poised to leave the hallowed halls of Clark Atlanta University to put their education to the test in the real world, there was first the matter of a cautionary tale to...

May 19, 2018

CAU Valedictorian Alexis Carey Makes it to Finish Line She Set as a Freshman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Sam Burston(404) 880-6316sburston@cau.edu   By VICKIE G. HAMPTON ATLANTA (May 19, 2018) – Growing up, Alexis Carey always wanted to know why. Her inquisitiveness, coupled with a keen sense of...

May 19, 2018

Salutatorian Akeema Duff Finds Her Voice and a Home at Clark Atlanta University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Sam Burston(404) 880-6316sburston@cau.edu   By VICKIE G. HAMPTON   Throughout her Staten Island, New York high school, Akeema Duff had been searching for her voice. She studied drama and theater...

May 18, 2018

“Black-ish” Creator Kenya Barris and Wife Donate $1 Million to Alma Mater

UPDATED FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Getchel L. Caldwell, II(404) 880-6040gcaldwell@cau.edu   ATLANTA (May 17, 2018) -- TV producer and writer Kenya Barris, and his wife, Dr. Rainbow Barris, have given a gift of $1 million to Clark...

May 17, 2018

Atlanta Businessman Charles Ackerman’s Support for Clark Atlanta University Continues with $2 Million Memorial Scholarship, Gift of Rare Books

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Getchel L. Caldwell, II(404) 880-6040gcaldwell@cau.edu   ATLANTA (May 17, 2018) – Atlanta businessman Charles S. Ackerman supported Clark Atlanta University (CAU) for 32 years as a member of its...

May 16, 2018

Billye Suber Aaron to Receive Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from CAU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Sam Burston(404) 880-6316sburston@cau.edu ATLANTA (May 15, 2018) -- Billye Suber Aaron, a former UNCF executive, educator and television personality, will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters during the...

May 11, 2018

Gerald Albright Headlines 25th Anniversary Jazz Under the Stars Concert at CAU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Sam Burston(404) 880-6316sburston@cau.edu   ATLANTA (May. 11, 2018) — The Clark Atlanta University (CAU) Guild hosted its 25th Anniversary Jazz Under the Stars Scholarship Benefit Concert...

May 10, 2018

CNN’s Don Lemon to Deliver CAU Commencement Address

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Sam Burston(404) 880-6316sburston@cau.edu ATLANTA (May. 10, 2018)— CNN anchor and correspondent Don Lemon will deliver the 2018 Commencement Convocation at Clark Atlanta University (CAU). The ceremony will...

April 30, 2018

12-Year NBA Veteran George Lynch Named Clark Atlanta University Men’s Basketball Head Coach

For Media Inquiries Add Seymour Jr.(404) 510-6619Add.seymour@gmail.com   ATLANTA (April 30, 2018) -- George Lynch, a 12-year NBA veteran, coach, former Division I college assistant, and former University of North Carolina star,...

April 20, 2018

Clark Atlanta’s president wants university to be economic engine for Westside

Reprinted from the Atlanta Business Chronicle By Maria Saporta  – Contributing Writer, Atlanta Business Chronicle Apr 20, 2018, 4:15am   For Clark Atlanta University President Ronald...

April 12, 2018

Lanze J. Thompson Named University’s Senior Vice President for Financial Services

ATLANTA (April 12, 2018) – Clark Atlanta University (CAU) President Ronald A. Johnson today announced the selection of Dr. Lanze J. Thompson as senior vice president for Financial Services, effective April 16, 2018. He will report to the...

April 09, 2018

CAU Selected for World’s Largest Payments Technology Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Sam Burston(404) 880-6316sburston@cau.edu   ATLANTA (April 9, 2018) -- The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) today announced that the FinTech Initiative of the Clark Atlanta University...

April 04, 2018

Dr. Ronald A. Johnson's Statement on the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Death

"Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve. " --Martin Luther King Jr. These words of Martin Luther King Jr. live on at Clark Atlanta University, where one of our enduring mottos is "Culture for Service." The CAU family joins the world...

March 16, 2018

CAU to Host NASA Technology Infusion Road Tour, Small Business Summit for HBCUs, MSIs, and Local Entrepreneurs

ATLANTA (MARCH 16, 2018) – Clark Atlanta University (CAU) President Ronald A. Johnson today announced the University’s partnership with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to host the NASA’s...

March 16, 2018

Alumni, Dignitaries and Celebrities Gather to Raise Thousands in Scholarships for CAU Students

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Tenisha Taylor Bell(678) 429-4254tbell@cau.edu Hundreds of Clark Atlanta University (CAU) alumni, students and dignitaries will celebrate the 10th Annual Spirit of Greatness Gala, Saturday, March 24, 6:30 p.m. at the...

February 19, 2018

Clark Atlanta University to Host 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

Contact:Donna Brock404-880-8337dbrock@cau.edu ATLANTA (Feb. 19, 2018)--Clark Atlanta University (CAU) President Ronald A. Johnson today announced that the University has for the fifth consecutive year been selected as an Institute Partner for the...

January 19, 2018

Clark Atlanta University Fashions Holocaust Remembrance

Contacts: Donna Brock 404-880-8337 dbrock@cau.edu ATLANTA (Jan. 19, 2018)—Clark Atlanta University President Ronald A. Johnson Saturday, Jan. 27, from 3-5 p.m., will welcome to the University’s Thomas W. Cole Exhibition...

January 10, 2018

CAU Business Alumna Anddria Clack-Rogers Varnado Leads Landmark Acquisition

Atlanta (Jan. 9, 2017)--As Vice President and Head of Strategy and Business Development for Williams-Sonoma Inc., Anddria Clack-Rogers Varnado oversees mergers and acquisitions, new business development, competitor research and industry...

January 02, 2018

In Memoriam: Amanda Marie Davis

As metro-Atlantans and citizens from across the nation prepare to bid farewell to longtime journalist, news anchor and community servant Amanda Davis, we at Clark Atlanta University (CAU), her Alma Mater, prepare now to celebrate her tremendous...