Wednesday, November 6 Session Location
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Registration Hotel Sorella (Second Floor Lobby)
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Welcome Event Hotel Sorella (Milano Bar)
Thursday, November 7 Session Location
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast Hotel Sorella (Mona Lisa)
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Departure to Prairie View A&M University Dress Comfortably and Wear your Institution’s Apparel Hotel Sorella
10:00 – 10:20 a.m. PV Pause and Refreshments School of Architecture
(Second Floor Foyer)
10:25 – 10:30 a.m. Welcome from the Office of the President School of Architecture
(Metters Auditorium)
10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Workshop 1: From the Office of the Chief Financial Officer
The Business of Building Bridges with the Academic EnterpriseSpeaker(s):

Corey Bradford
Prairie View A&M University, Chief Financial Officer

Ken Huewitt
Texas Southern University, Chief Financial Officer

James Palmer
Prairie View A&M University, Interim Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Lucian Yates
Kentucky State University, Interim Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs


Johanna Thomas-Smith
Prairie View A&M University, Provost Emerita

School of Architecture
(Metters Auditorium)
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Prairie View A&M University Fabrication Center Tour School of Architecture
1:45 – 3:00 p.m. Workshop 2: SURGE to Success Prairie View A&M University Welcome Center
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Bus departs Prairie View A&M University
6:30 – 9:00 p.m. Casino Night and Dinner Hotel Sorella
(La Scala Room)
9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Relax and Rewind Panther Hospitality Suite
Hotel Sorella
(Suite 1110)
Friday, November 8 Session Location
7:30 – 8:45 a.m. Networking Breakfast Hotel Sorella
La Scala
9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Workshop 3: The Athletic Blueprint for Academic Success

Keynote Speaker:

Charles McClelland
Southwestern Athletic Conference, Commissioner

Hotel Sorella
10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Workshop 4: The Athletics Huddle


Fred Washington
Prairie View A&M University, Vice President and Director of Athletics

Kevin Granger
Texas Southern University, Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics

Robert Pompey
North Carolina A&T, Vice President for Business and Finance

Calvin Jamison
University of Texas-Dallas, Vice President for Facilities and Economic Development

Steve Monaici
Houston Baptist University, Director of Athletics


Timothy Sams
Prairie View A&M University, Vice President for Student Affairs

Hotel Sorella
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Workshop 5: The Financial Divide in Higher Education

Working Lunch

Keynote Speaker(s):

Dennis Gephardt
Moody’s, Higher Education and Non-Profits Team

Kendra Smith
Moody’s, Managing Director

Hotel Sorella
1:45 – 3:00 p.m. Workshop 6: Closing the Gap in the Endowment Bridge


David P. Bennet
Howard University, Vice President, Development and Alumni Relations

Jessie Brooks
Spelman College, Vice President Institutional Advancement

Carme Williams
Prairie View A&M University, Vice President of Development

Hotel Sorella
Saturday, November 9 Session Location
PVAMU Football Game