Saturday, February, 11


Please plan to park in the McMichael East lot (see map).


To prepare for the summit, the Office of Inclusive Excellence has provided information to be reviewed prior to the event.  You can access these documents by following this link:


McKinnon Hall, Moseley Center
Continental Breakfast will be Served.

9:00 — 9:05 a.m.
Welcome & Introduction 
Akilah Weaver ’00, EBAN President

9:05 — 9:10 a.m.
Opening Remarks  
Connie L. Book, Elon University President

9:10 — 9:35 a.m.
Black Alumni Scholarship Update │Elon LEADS   
Priscilla Awkard ’95, Co-Chair of the Elon LEADS Campaign
James B. Piatt Jr., Vice President for University Advancement

9:35 — 9:40 a.m.
Elon Day Champions  
Lauren Forbis ’15, Director of Annual Giving

9:40 — 10:00 a.m.
Admissions │ Black Student Enrollment  
Kimberly Romero, Associate Director of Admissions for Diversity and Access
Evan Sprinkle, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions

10:00 — 10:20 a.m.
The Black Lumen Project  
Dr. Buffie Longmire-Avital, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Black Lumen Project

10:20 — 10:45 a.m.
Black Student Experience 
Simone Royal ’17, Assistant Director of the CREDE

10:45 — 11:05 a.m.
EBAN 2023-24  
EBAN Leadership Team

11:05 —11:15 a.m.

Summit Workshops

11:15 — 11:45 a.m.
Mentoring at Elon │ Building Equitable Mentor Relationships  
Dr. Buffie Longmire-Avital, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Black Lumen Project

11:45 — 12:15 p.m.
Spiritual Self-Care │ Black Life at Elon 
The Rev. Kirstin Boswell, University Chaplain and
Co-Chair of the Black Spiritual Life Advisory Committee

12:15— 12:20 p.m.
Closing Remarks 
Akilah Weaver ’00, EBAN President

12:20 — 1:45 p.m.
Optional Lunch/Networking  
Grab-and-Go lunch provided if unable to stay for the in-person meal.

2:00 p.m.
Elon Basketball Social  
Schar Center
Elon vs William & Mary