Dr. M. Evelyn Fields elected to the Board of Directors for the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education
March 29, 2011 · Print This Article
Orangeburg, S.C. - Dr. M. Evelyn Fields, an associate professor and president of the Faculty Senate at SC State University, was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE).
The AABHE pursues the educational and professional needs of Blacks in higher education with a focus on leadership, access and vital issues impacting students, faculty, staff and administrators. AABHE also facilitates and provides opportunities for collaborating and networking among individuals, institutions, groups and agencies in higher education in the United States and internationally.
“I am particularly honored to have been chosen by my colleagues from around the nation. As a board member, I will support the chairperson in carrying out the vision of the organization and support initiatives that are aligned with our mission,” says Fields.
The AABHE is an outgrowth of the Black Caucus, which was a component of the former American Association of Higher Education (AAHE). As such, AABHE has a rich history of representing blacks in higher education on a national level.