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Greetings, CAU Nation!


It seems like the month of July just flew past, yet CAU remained extremely busy from hosting summer camps and the Young African Leaders (YALI) program, to serving as the venue for the filming of several upcoming movies.  I enjoyed having a lively and thought-provoking conversation with the YALI students as they debated gender leadership.  Additionally, I was inspired by the young people who were part of our summer camps.  The presentations they made on the projects in which they are engaged were phenomenal.  It makes me proud to be a part of “One Exceptional University” that is molding our future leaders.


Dr. Dorothy Buckhanan Wilson, former International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., was on campus and met with me and a group of CAU faculty and staff who are members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.  Dr. Wilson was in town as a part of her summer tour to promote her new book, “You Can Lead.” During the gathering, Dr. Wilson discussed how no matter where you are in your life – community, family, or career—that you can lead.


Externally, I, along with Dr. Shafiq Khan, Dr. Roy George, and Ms. Lativia Ray-Alston, had a very productive meeting with the president of Augusta University, Dr. Brooks Keel and his team.  We discussed collaborative research and community partnerships between AU and CAU’s Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development (CCRTD) and CAU’s Department of Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS).    We anticipate an MOU to be solidified for CCRTD in the next few weeks and an MOU for CPS by the fall semester.


We also hosted a visit with State Representative Terry England, who was on campus for an informational and educational tour to learn about the Center for Cancer Research and Therapeutic Development (CCRTD). The goal of the visit was to ensure that an understanding exists at the state level about CCRTD and the contributions made in the state of Georgia reaching and educating more people throughout the state about prostate cancer.  CCRTD will be applying for a state grant that will allow expansion of the work currently being done in the area of awareness, education and information about prostate cancer to be available throughout Georgia, with an emphasis on rural areas.


Congratulations to CCRTD on receiving a $10.6 million renewal grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD).  The award will enable CCRTD to expand and enhance current research and educational activities at the Center.


Our board-approved 2018-2023 Strategic Plan is now available online.  This is our roadmap toward meeting our goals and objectives for the next five years.  To initiate this, we launched three “Way Forward” sessions to inform and engage CAU staff about our new mission and vision statements, our core values, and our six (6) strategic goals and accompanying objectives.  A special “Way Forward” faculty session will be held on August 7th during the Opening Institute and another session will be held during the fall semester for CAU’s student leaders.  It’s important for every member of the CAU community to apprise themselves of the University’s Strategic Plan.  Remember, we cannot get to our destination unless we know where we started. And right now, I am proud to say CAU is Strong, Stable and Set for the Future. 

Until the next time...

Lucille H. Maugé
Interim President

Clark Atlanta University



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Kudos to Akhea Mitchell '20, who served as one of
our global ambassadors in the 2019 China Summer Tours!




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Atlanta, GA | July 15, 2019  

Clark Atlanta University Public Safety led by Chief Debra Williams hosted the 2019 HBCU Law Enforcement Executives and Administrators Conference for a campus tour and led disussions on community engagement.


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