Wilberforce University, the nation's first, private HBCU, is
faculty member Kimberly
Hardy Porter to its adult academic degree ranks.
Kimberly Hardy-Porter, PhD,
is the new director of the CLIMB (Credentials for Leadership
in Management and Business) Program at Wilberforce
University, located in Wilberforce (Greene County), Ohio.
The Wilberforce alum earned
a bachelor of arts degree in mass media/communications
and advanced degrees in
education from Northcentral University.
experience in both communications and education, Dr. Porter
made the career change from communications and public
relations to education,
teaching as a licensed
English/Language Arts teacher for grades four-12 and as an
ESL teacher at Columbus
State Community College.
Her main goal, she says, is
to make the CLIMB program the premier, accelerated degree
plan of action for adult learners. “I am honored to return
home to ‘The Force’ to serve my alma mater,” said
Hardy-Porter. “I am
excited about this opportunity, the future of CLIMB, and the
future of Wilberforce.”
A CLIMB applicant must be an
older working adult with a minimum of 45 semester hours with
a maximum of 72 semester hours of transferable credit with a
2.0 GPA or better from an accredited college or university.
To apply: 844-849-2405, or
Wilberforce University was
founded in 1856 and is the nation's oldest, private,
historically black college (HBCU). Located in Greene County,
Ohio near Dayton, the four -ear, accredited university is a
member of the United
Negro College Fund, the Ohio LINK Library Consortium and the
Conference. According to HBCU.com, Wilberforce is one of the
top five HBCUs in the