Wiley President to Speak at Symposium at Harvard University

Two-day event at the school’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research will focus on ‘The Future of Black Institutions – Interrogating legacies that have transformed a nation’

Wiley College President Herman J. Felton Jr. will be a speaker on a featured panel during an upcoming symposium at Harvard University on “The Future of Black Institutions – Interrogating legacies that have transformed a nation.”  Presented by the University’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, the two-day event will take place at Longfellow Hall and Tsai Auditorium.

Dr. Felton’s panel discussion will take place on Thursday, March 28 at 4 p.m. at Tsai Auditorium. His fellow panelists will be the Rev. Leslie Callahan, Pastor of St. Paul’s Baptist Church of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Mr. Matthew Knowles, President of Music World Entertainment.

Additional presenters of the symposium are the Harvard Graduate School of Education, the Harvard Divinity School, the Harvard Business School, and the University’s Weatherford Center for International Affairs.

Dr. Felton is the 17th president and CEO of Wiley College. In addition to his work at Wiley, he is co-founder of the Higher Education Leadership Foundation, an organization ensuring that a pipeline of transformational, highly skilled and principled leaders are identified and cultivated to meet the needs, challenges and opportunities facing the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Wiley College, founded in 1873 in Marshall, Texas, is a historically black, primarily liberal arts, residential, co-educational, baccalaureate degree-granting institution affiliated with The United Methodist Church and UNCF.