to be part of the summit, titled “All About HIM: Healing and
Inspiring Men of Color.” No registration is necessary.
The event’s keynote speaker will be Ralph F. Murphy II,
executive director of HELIN Institute leadership development
programs. The institute focuses on issues specific to the social
and economic rights of underserved populations in urban centers.
Murphy has 15 years of experience leading student success
initiatives. He has helped grow graduation rates for a diverse
demographic of learners at schools such The Ohio State
University, Blue Mountain Community College, Illinois Central
College and Tri-C.
National statistics consistently show African American and
Hispanic males with lower graduation and retention rates than
other groups. Enrollment drops created by the COVID-19
pandemic have exacerbated the problem.
for more information on the event, sponsored by Tri-C’s Black
American Council and Hispanic Council.