We are committed to ensuring the education and well-being of students

The Council of Historically Black Graduate Schools (CHBGS) was founded in 1970 to support and promote graduate education at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUS).

CHBGS offers benefits for member institutions as well for the graduate students served by the membership. Through CHBGS, members are able to: increase doctoral and master’s degree production among .African-American students; make a difference in the lives and futures of poor students and first generation students; and, to educate underserved populations because of the importance of an enlightened citizenry in a democracy.

Executive Committee Members

2023 – 2025

We are proud of our committed and diverse staff driven by our common goal to create lasting wellbeing for community

Dr. Clay Gloster, Jr.
  • President | Vice Provost for Graduate Research and Dean | The Graduate College
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • 1600 E. Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27411
  • (336) 285-2366
Dr. John E. Smith, Jr.
  • Vice President | Associate Dean of Graduate Education | Director of Graduate Programs
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • 223 James P. Brawley Drive SW, Atlanta, GA 30314
  • 470-501-1410
Dr. Caterina Bristol
  • Secretary | Assistant Provost and Dean | Graduate School
  • Alabama State University
    The Harold Loyd Murphy Graduate School
  • 915 South Jackson St.
    201 Councill Hall
    Montgomery, AL 36104
  • (334) 604-8471
Dr. Mark Garrison
  • Treasurer | Dean | Graduate School
  • Morgan State University
    School of Graduate Studies
  • 1700 East Cold Spring Lane Baltimore, MD 21253
  • (443) 885-3185
Dr. Mary Owens Southall
  • Immediate Past President | Retired Dean | Graduate