Black History Intercollegiate Consortium


BHIC’S Mission

The mission of the Black History Intercollegiate Consortium is to provide a forum to enhance racial harmony between the Charleston region’s five institutions of higher education and the communities they serve. BHIC also strives to create opportunities for minorities and their allies to celebrate the achievements of African Americans throughout the year.


Member Institutions & Representatives 

Timothy Grant, M.T.S., Mdiv

BHIC President

Assistant Dean of Students & Chief Diversity Officer

Charleston Southern University

Dante Pelzer, PhD

BHIC Vice President

Assistant Professor & Assistant Director for Student Diversity

Medical University of South Carolina

Colonel Robert Pickering

BHIC Treasurer

Director of Multicultural & International Student Services

The Citadel Military College of South Carolina

Sonya Cromwell, MBA

BHIC Secretary

Student Activities Director

Trident Technical College

Kimberly Gailliard, MPA

Program Coordinator

College of Charleston

Ieesha Steele

Admissions Officer

College of Charleston