EBONY was invited to participate in the 2018 Annual HBCU Leadership Conference that took place in New Orleans from July 26 through July 29, 2018.
For the past seventeen years, the conference has been organized by its founders, Dale Williams (former Queen from Tennessee State University) and Anthony Jones. The conference is geared toward newly elected Kings and Queens as they prepare for their upcoming reigns. Kings and Queens are brought together to learn from one another as well as listen to trained professionals talk about articulation, stage presence, etiquette, confidence, and professionalism.
During the conference, Kings and Queens are prepped on their roles/goals/responsibilities/assignments of the EBONY Campus Kings & Queens program; establish personal relationships with the students; get feedback/input/ideas from students that can be incorporated into the upcoming program
Dale Williams is the founder of Leadership for Queens, a leadership conference for Historically Black University and College (HBCU) Queens. She has independently organized and conducted the conference annually for HBCU queens and kings for more than ten years in four different cities. She has more than 20 years of experience in higher education. Read more at HBCUKingsAndQueens.com
Anthony M. Jones, Jr. is the founder and organizer for the Kings’ Konnection Leadership Conference. Currently he is the Vice President of Student Affairs at his alma mater Talladega College. He also serves as the advisor for Mr. and Miss Talladega and has recently celebrated over 20 years of planning their annual Coronation. Read more at HBCUKingsAndQueens.com