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Dear Esteemed members of the dissertation committee, distinguished guests, and fellow scholars - 


Please accept my warm and heartfelt welcome to the defense of my doctoral dissertation, entitled "Perceptions of Communication Strategies on the Tenures of Historically Black College and University Presidents."


It is an honor to be here today to share the culmination of years of research, analysis, and dedication to exploring a topic of critical importance in the realm of higher education leadership and communication.


This research delves into the multifaceted world of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and their leadership. The aim is to explore the intricate relationship between communication strategies and how this nuanced work can provide valuable insight into HBCU success. I look forward to the opportunity to present my findings and engage in a thoughtful discourse on this significant subject. I am deeply grateful for your presence and support throughout this academic journey.


Thank you for joining me in this pivotal moment, and I am excited to embark on this intellectual voyage with you all.


Rahman Johnson, 

Doctoral Candidate 

Jackson State University

College of Education and Human Development 

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