Lincoln University to host HBCU Leadership Conference and Competition - Feb. 27

February 25, 2010


(Jefferson City, MO) -  Campus kings from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) from around the country will gather at Lincoln University this week for the 6th Annual Mr. HBCU Kings’ Leadership Conference and Competition. 
Young men from ten schools will compete for the title of Mr. HBCU on Saturday, February 27 starting at 8 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium.  The competition is free and open to the public. 
Kings from Bowie State University, Central State University, Delaware State University, Harris- Stowe University, Lincoln University (PA), North Carolina A&T State University, Talladega College, Tennessee State University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Winston-Salem State University have registered for the competition. 
A three-day conference will be held prior to Saturday’s competition.  Kings will arrive Wednesday, February 24 and will attend leadership and personal growth sessions. 
The session speakers include Mr. Fonzworth Bentley, best known as the personal assistant to rapper and actor Sean “Diddy” Combs, and Dale Williams, the founder of Leadership for Queens, a leadership conference for HBCU Queens.  Bentley’s session is open to the public on Thursday, February 25, at 11 a.m. in Scruggs University Center Ballroom.    
The Mr. HBCU Leadership Conference and Competition was founded in 2005 by Benecia Spencer Williams, Vice President for University Advancement at Lincoln University.  The conference is held annually during Black History Month to celebrate the African American male in our HBCUs and across the globe.  The 6th Annual Mr. HBCU Leadership Conference and Competition continues the tradition of celebrating the importance and power of African American males joining together for positive causes.