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Historically Black Colleges & Universities Exchange Pilot Program

Spring '23 Celebration of Black Excellence

The 3rd annual CSUSM-HBCU Exchange Program's student collaborative research presentation showcase was held on April 18 2023 between both faculty and students from CSUSM as well as Bowie State Univeristy.

Bowie State University Faculty Members:
Dr. Festus Cole, Assistant Professor in History
Dr. Uchenna Onuzulike, Assistant Professor in Communications

Bowie State University Student Participants:
Adetunji Adeyemo Oduduwa
Toni Aniugo

California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) Faculty Members
Dr. Elvis Nshom, Assistant Professor in Communication
Dr. Meshack Simati, Assistant Professor in Political Science

CSUSM Student Participants
Daniel Bennett
Lemuel Constable

Watch the event recording here!

For any question, please contact Gloria Pindi at

CSUSM-HBCU Exchange Program Goals

  1. To engage in undergraduate research, teaching and mentoring as a high-impact practice
  2. To foster retention and academic excellence amongst African American students
  3. To foster retention and professional development of Black faculty on the CSUSM campus
  4. To increase the presence of African American faculty on the CSUSM campus
  5. To establish a network of African American faculty (TT and Lecturer); and
  6. To develop a community of scholars with a focus on developing research on pedagogy for teaching social justice across-disciplines.


The CSUSM-HBCU Exchange Project will provide students an opportunity to work with faculty-mentors and practice both quantitative and qualitative research methods in a real-world environment, and in a cultural environment different than their own campus community. Activities will include mentoring by faculty and directed research by students of the cohort.  The directed research topic is related to Communication and Marketing. The Exchange cohort will give public presentations (for example: lectures, talks, performances) in their counterparts’ campus community. 
 Student Scholarship: $500