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Mission Metamorphosis: Organizational Life Cycles and the Future of Historically Black Colleges and Universities - M. Christopher Brown II, President, Alcorn State University

Posted: 2/14/2014 2:15 PM

The missions, populations, and function of colleges and universities have transformed since the founding of Harvard College in 1636 to include an array of institutions. The exponential growth in institutions has led to the development of varied campus contexts, organizational structures, and academic offerings. At the core of each institution is a panoply of issues endemic to the definition and fulfillment of its mission. The topic of mission is further complicated when the focus shifts to more specialized institutions of higher education like historically black colleges and universities.

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