Minority Serving Institutions – Community of Partners Council (MSI-COPC)

Maximizing government-wide collaborative efforts directed towards Minority Serving Institutions.

2024 Creating a Presence MSI Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Conference in Dallas, Texas, October 27-29, 2024

MSI 2024 Conference Registration Form

THC Detox Guide


* Excelencia in Education has released a series of documents regarding HSIs – including a list of HSIs (click on link below):


* 2024 National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week Conference (HBCU):

The 2024 HBCU Week Conference will be held September 19-20, 2024, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.

To register, please visit

Department of Education 2024 HBCU Conference Registration Webpage

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact .

  • To learn more about the Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) Community of Partners, please see our “About Us” page.
  •  Learn more about the MSI-COPC’s mission and purpose
  •  The organization is based on executive orders that mandate the MSI program.
  •  We host and partner on several events throughout the year.
  •  Additional resources associated with the MSI-COPC are available.   


The next meeting will be held on October 13, 2024.

Agency Host:  Department of Commerce

Contact:   Senora Coggs (202) 482-8190


  • Department of Commerce Headquarters
  • Room 1414
  • 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW
  • Washington, DC, 20240

Time:   10:00am to noon (EST)

Agenda Items:  MSI Program Coordinators Roles and Responsibilities

Metro Stop

The closest Metro stop is Federal Triangle on the Blue and Orange Lines.

We look forward to seeing you!

Information on upcoming meetings (subject to change)

Wednesday, October 12, 2024

  • Managing MSI Programs – Institute for Higher Education Policy
  • Department of Commerce Room 4830
  • 10:00-12:00

Tuesday, November 8, 2024

  • Preparing Reports/Plans for White House Initiatives (HBCUs, TCUs, and APPIs)
  • Department of Commerce Room 6029
  • 10:00-12:00

Tuesday, December 13, 2024

  • Contracts/Grants/Acquisition Management-Research/Resources
  • LaJuene Desmukes, Director Office of Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization
  • Department of Commerce Room 1412
  • 10:00-12:00

2024 MSI Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Conference