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B-CU Signs Partnership Agreement to Bring About Change for Black Men and Boys


B-CU Signs First MOU with the Florida Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys

Bethune-Cookman University Office of Chaplaincy recently signed an MOU to partner with the Florida Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys as the first partnership to collaborate with the organization since its inception in 2006. With this contractual agreement, B-CU will assist the Council with the development of research to empower communities and inform the development of legislation to improve opportunities in the state of Florida. The 2006 Florida Legislature established the Florida Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys to study conditions negatively affecting black males in our state. The Council, housed in the Florida Office of the Attorney General, has 19 board members and is directed by Dr. Eddy Regnier of APS Healthcare, Sarasota, Florida.

The Council has concentrated its efforts on developing programs and services based on sound practices that will improve the lives of black males. It is the Council’s hope that bringing awareness to minority youth disparities and socioeconomic issues will encourage community partnerships throughout the state to help local communities and grassroots organizations model effective programs and best practices that will have a positive impact on the lives of Florida’s black males.

For more information, contact Reverend John Baldwin, Dean of the Chapel, or  (386) 481-2454.

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About Bethune Cookman University:

Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship, and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit

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