HBCU CONNECT was founded in 1999 by Hampton University graduate William Roger Moss III, who connected
with fellow HBCU grad and entrepreneur E. Shawn Starks to create the first African American targeted social network
launched as "hbcu-central.com". We simply thought it would be a great idea to provide a useful social network for
HBCU graduates with the capability to upload photos!
Back then there were no social networks around with member profiles for college students or graduates
so we set out on our mission to serve this audience!
We focus on serving the needs of our audience by providing a platform for networking, professional opportunities,
educational opportunities and connections with the savvy organizations that are looking to hire from or brand themselves
with this tight knit community. We are the best at what we do for several reasons but mostly because we really CARE about those we serve
and the future of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
William Roger Moss III CEO Hampton University (1995)
Reginald Culpepper President, Online Operations & Fulfillment Clark Atlanta University (1998)
Elynor R. Moss Lead, Diversity Recruiter North Carolina Central University (2004)