THE NEED FOR AN IABHE
We are eager to bring together Black administrators, faculty, staff, and graduate students in the state of Indiana. Recent records about African American faculty and administrators in higher education across the U.S. show a hiring and retention disparity (U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2011). Indiana is not any different than the rest of the U.S.; Black administrators, faculty, staff, and graduate students are disproportionately represented within the state of Indiana.
The IABHE serves to create a counterspace for Black administrators, faculty, staff, and graduate students to professionally network, engage in personal fellowship, and show support of each other while working at institutions within Indiana.
MISSION / VISION
The IABHE purpose is to promote the advancement of Indiana Blacks in Higher Education. The organization will provide mentoring and professional growth; a safe place to bring current issues and concerns that are facing Black administrators, faculty and staff; and a pipeline for graduate students.
The Indiana Association of Blacks in Higher Education (IABHE) was established in 2012. The organization is open to any person in the Indiana region who is willing to abide by the organizations purpose.