We need your support and the reason is simple. Where there is UNITY there is ALWAYS victory.

We, The Friends of Shaw are comprised of alumni, staff and faculty (former and current) students and friends.  We have decided that after a decade of simply trying to communicate with the board of trustees about various issues we cannot continue “business as usual”.

We strongly believe can positive change can only be accomplished beginning with the ouster of Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Joe Bell and former chairman, Willie Gary. During their tenure, there has been unprecedented mismanagement to the university’s fiscal affairs, and alleged intimidation and threats to faculty, staff, and students.

While most will argue that filing a lawsuit is the wrong thing to do – we feel that it was our last resort.  We love Shaw University and we want to do all we can to ensure that she will be here for another 150 years.

When Mr. Brown, (the university band director and Shaw alum) was unfairly suspended, nearly 600 Shaw alumni and friends came together on one accord to impact change. We did it before and we can do it again.

Simply put, alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.

Please sign up to be a “friend”. It doesn’t cost anything. Click HERE.



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