Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Coalition

If you would like to learn more about this group or have a question related to this topic, contact the chairperson listed below. Please search by last name in the Membership Directory to locate an email address or contact them through the online member forum ACHA Connect [login required].

The purpose of the ACHA HBCU Coalition is:

  • To provide a dedicated focus on key issues regarding health services at HBCUs and the health outcomes of students who attend these institutions. 
  • To improve channels of communication among faculty and staff at HBCUs including members who support the mission of these institutions. 
  • To expand association membership, recruitment, and participation among HBCUs. 
  • To develop original publications with a focus on the specific needs of students who attend HBCUs.  
  • To advocate for HBCUs within ACHA on a regional and national level. 
  • To evaluate research from a Minority Health lens and advise ACHA leadership to ensure that its research activities support the needs of these institutions.

Please note: Any ACHA individual member (Regular, Student, Associate, or Emeritus) may join a coalition; however, only Regular Individual and Student Members may vote or hold office in a coalition.

2019-2020 Co-Chairs
Micah Griffin, PhD, MS, MHA
CUNY Kingsborough Community College

PaDonda Webb, DNP
NC A&T State University

2020-2021 Secretary
Yolanda Nicholson, FNP-C
North Carolina A&T State University

Board Liaison
Stephanie Hanenberg, MSN, FNP-C, FACHA
University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Staff Liaison
Carolyn Lesesane

Coalitions provide a multi-disciplinary, topic-oriented organizational mechanism with broad geographic representation for continuing education; advocacy; knowledge; standards; and professional development. They enhance channels of communication among members with different professional backgrounds to address common issues in college health and expand membership participation opportunities in the association. Coalitions serve as an information and consultative resource for ACHA members and other communities of interest, and help create informational and educational resources, guidelines, and/or best practices. They are available to advise the Board of Directors on relevant policy issues and plan, solicit, or facilitate programming at ACHA and affiliate annual meetings.

How to Join this Coalition

Getting involved in a coalition is a great way to:


  • Join forces with other college health professionals to work on the issues most meaningful to you.
  • Stay abreast of the latest news on specific issues.
  • Assist ACHA in promoting healthy campus communities and advancing the health of college students.
  • Maximize your membership investment.

To join a coalition:
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Coalitions provide a multi-disciplinary, topic-oriented organizational mechanism with broad geographic representation for continuing education; advocacy; knowledge; standards; and professional development. They enhance channels of communication among members with different professional backgrounds to address common issues in college health and expand membership participation opportunities in the association. Coalitions serve as an information and consultative resource for ACHA members and other communities of interest, and help create informational and educational resources, guidelines, and/or best practices. They are available to advise the Board of Directors on relevant policy issues and plan, solicit, or facilitate programming at ACHA and affiliate annual meetings.