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 


Dante Pelzer, PhD, President 

Assistant Professor & Assistant Director for Student Diversity

Medical University of South Carolina


Sonya Cromwell, MBA, Vice President 

Student Life Director 

Trident Technical College


Colonel Robert Pickering, Treasurer 

Chief Inclusive Excellence Officer 

The Citadel Military College of South Carolina


Rev. Timothy N. Grant, M.T.S., Mdiv

Assistant Dean of Students & Chief Diversity Officer

Charleston Southern University


Courtney A. Howard, Ph.D

Chief Diversity Officer

Vice President, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion 

College of Charleston