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  • Icon Let us Work Together for Justice
    The death of Mr. George Floyd, the latest in a terrible series of events, deeply disturbs me. I am distressed that just blocks from Shaw University, the HBCU where I serve as president, our neighbors woke on Sunday morning to scenes of destruction and loss. The rioting that occurred in Raleigh, around our state, and all over America is a symptom of an illness that has gone untreated for far too long. Racism and injustice are the disease, and if we look only at the symptoms, nothing will ever change.
    Icon Support of the Emergency Student Assistance Fund

    I wish to express my sincerest appreciation for all you have done to support Shaw University’s ongoing efforts to overcome the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. The unwavering dedication shown by our alumni during this emergency truly has been gratifying. I am grateful to the National Alumni Association of Shaw University led by Dr. Kalvin Wall, the Raleigh-Wake Alumni chapter, as well as all individual chapters around the country for their commitment. Read More

    Icon Welcome Back from President Dillard
    Each New Year we are presented with the opportunity to be better than we were in the year before, therefore in 2019 and beyond Shaw University will strive to be "Simply the Best."  Excellence is said to be not so much about being the best as it is about doing our best.
    Icon Happy Holidays from President Dillard
    There is an air of Joy to the World and Peace on Earth.  It is in this spirit that we take the time to express our gratitude to all who have made our achievements possible.
    Icon Thanksgiving Message from President Dillard
    The Thanksgiving holiday is a special time to remember and embrace those who enrich our lives. In spite of the challenges we face, there is still much to be thankful for and counting our blessings daily serves to remind us.