Honoring the legacy of Dr. Harold A. Black

Harold Black

As the first African-American to enroll at the Terry College of Business, Harold A. Black is a true Terry Trailblazer. Now a Professor Emeritus at the University of Tennessee, Dr. Black has received numerous awards for his teaching and research, as well as honors from the Department of Treasury, National Credit Union, and the National Urban League. For the indelible mark he has made in higher education and the study of financial institutions and the monetary system, the Terry College is delighted to establish the Dr. Harold A. Black Professorship at the Terry College of Business.

Gifts in support of the Dr. Harold A. Black Professorship will:

  • Aid all aspects of our faculty’s efforts in their research, teaching, and service
  • Assist with instructional resources, research data, and equipment

Dr. Black enrolled at UGA in 1962, the fourth black student to attend the university. He earned a BBA in economics in 1966, then went on to the Ohio State University to gain his master’s and PhD degrees. Through the years, he served on the faculties of American University, Howard University, the University of North Carolina, and the University of Florida. His government service includes being deputy director, Department of Economic Research and Analysis, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and board member, National Credit Union Administration. He continues to lecture, consult, and publish extensively.

Please help us celebrate the life and impact of Dr. Harold A. Black while reinforcing Terry’s future. The Terry College will provide a $125,000 match for every $375,000 of donor-funded support for this effort.

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