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Cathy Fore: Building partnerships with HBCUs

Cathy Fore’s 25 years of leadership in collaborating with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) made her a valuable panelist at the 2018 National HBCU Week Conference in Washington, D.C.

HBCU senior leadership, plus leaders of government agencies and industry, were among the 1,200 attendees at the conference, a White House initiative.

“The White House Initiative on HBCUs continues to be a strong platform for recognizing HBCUs as competitive and strategic business partners,” said Fore, ORAU senior university partnerships specialist.

As a panelist, Fore shared her knowledge on the topic “Sustainable Partnerships: Advancing the HBCU Research Portfolio.” Attendees commented on ORAU’s rich history in engaging HBCUs in research and education opportunities. Previously, Fore received an award by the White House Initiative on HBCUs “for her outstanding contributions to the HBCU community.”

“Throughout my many years of working to establish value-added partnerships with HBCUs, I have found that success is driven by four key objectives: maximize the research enterprise, promote sustainable collaborations, enhance institutional capacity and advance a ‘community of learning’ that integrates education, research and innovation,” she said.

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"I have found that success is driven by four key objectives: maximize the research enterprise, promote sustainable collaborations, enhance institutional capacity and advance a ‘community of learning’ that integrates education, research and innovation."

-Cathy Fore, senior university partnerships specialist

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