Resiliency Through The Hard Reset

Keynote address | Monday, July 24 | 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

After three years of diligent restructuring, Morris Brown College secured “Accredited Status” with the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS) on April 26, 2022. The institution came into compliance with the standards and criteria to be deemed a quality institution. The school was evaluated by an on-site peer review team which determined that the institution provides sound instruction and appropriate student services. Moreover, Morris Brown College has been officially reinstated as an institution to participate in the Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities program under Title III. Dr. James made history by leading the institution to become the first HBCU to regain accredited status after a nearly twenty-year hiatus. He drew from his 22-year career as a higher education administrator, professor, executive business leader, and motivational speaker to fulfill his role as the Chief Executive Officer of the college.

Dr. Kevin James serves as the 19th President of Morris Brown College, a historically Black college founded in 1881 in Atlanta, Georgia solely by African American patronage. Dr. James made history by leading the institution to become the first HBCU to regain accredited status after a nearly twenty-year hiatus. Most recently, he was awarded the Perseverance Award by the Juneteenth Foundation in Washington, D.C. for the complete transformation and revitalization of Morris Brown College.