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Greetings, CAU Nation!


Clark Atlanta University is on the move. The month of March was action-packed with a number of programs and meetings, both locally and nationally. 

On the National Scene:  The first part of the month, I travelled to Washington, D.C. to attend the United Methodist Higher Education & Ministry Council of Presidents meeting, the UNCF Annual Meeting of Member Presidents, a visit to Capitol Hill, and UNCF’s 75th Anniversary Gala. 

During my visit, I had the opportunity to meet Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, civil rights activist and business executive, Vernon Jordan, and several prominent legislators and business leaders.  I also had a wonderful meeting with the CAUAA Washington, D.C. metro chapter. All of these exchanges provided me with an opportunity to tell the CAU story, reconnect with alumni, enhance old relationships, and to build new connections, all to benefit Clark Atlanta University.

On the Local Scene:   I was pleasantly surprised and honored to be recognized as one of 25 outstanding female leaders at Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan’s Inaugural Women’s History Month Recognition Event at the Georgia State Capitol on March 18th.

We were delighted to host and show our appreciation to the United Methodist Church during the Black Methodists for Church Renewal reception held in our Art Museum. The United Methodist Church and its affiliates have been CAU’s largest contributor for three of the last five years, with an average annual contribution of $1.2 million over the past two academic years.

We hosted our third LIFT Dinner with select students formally dining with CAU administrators, staff and alumni. During the dinner, we shared the University’s four priorities and also used the occasion as a teachable moment to provide business etiquette tips to our students.

Founder’s Week:  Our Founders’ Week activities provided a context for all of us to not only celebrate the 30-year history of Clark Atlanta University, but also to remind us of the ancestral legacy of CAU’s parent institutions, Atlanta University (founded in 1865) and Clark College (founded in 1869).  Clark Atlanta University’s story is so rich and it reflects our prominent role in the history of higher education for African Americans in this country.

During Convocation, we had a wonderful panel discussion with three CAU alums—Ms. Stacey N. Lee (CAU, ’00, ‘08, the Honorable Meca Walker, J.D.  (CAU,’93) and Attorney Antavius Weems (CAU ’95, ’98).  Each spoke candidly about their experiences at CAU, their connections for student success, and about their professional successes and disappointments in their respective fields.


The 11th Annual Spirit of Greatness Gala was held during Founders’ Week. This is our signature fundraising event and this year we have raised, to date, in gross, $144,650.             

Additionally, we launched two fundraising initiatives in March. The Campus Improvement Campaign offers a range of sponsorship opportunities to have your name placed on furniture, in classrooms, or in meeting spaces.

The CAU Faith Community Campaign, a three-month initiative that will be held in churches throughout the metro Atlanta area, began March 31st with CAU Sunday at Central United Methodist Church and Elizabeth Baptist Church.

As you can see, CAU continues to build relationships and make connections. Let’s continue to tell our story. 


Until the next time...

Lucille H. Maugé
Interim President

Clark Atlanta University



Congratulations to Hali E. Smith, CAU '2022, who was selected as a Frederick Douglass Global Fellow! 




Jazz Under the Stars featuring Regina Carter 
Harkness Quadrangle | May 4, 2019  

Join the Clark Atlanta University (CAU) Guild for its 26th Annual Jazz Under the Stars Scholarship Benefit Concert Saturday, May 4, at 7 p.m. as jazz violinist Regina Carter takes to the open-air stage!
Proceeds from the concert benefit CAU performing arts students. 


Financial Literacy Tech & Innovation Conference
AUC Woodruff Library, Atlanta, Georgia | April 2, 2019

Thank you to John Hope Bryant, founder chairman and CEO of Operation Hope, and our guests from FICO, InComm, FinTech Atlanta, and CapWay for sharing tips for financial success.



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