Historically Black college plans to reopen in Detroit under a new name and mission

By: | October 29, 2021

The historically Black college Lewis College of Business plans to reopen in Detroit under a new name and mission.

The college will be located in the College for Creative Studies’ A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education until its permanent home in Detroit is selected and developed, according to a press release.

Now called the PENSOLE Lewis College of Business and Design, the school will offer programs in design, sustainability, business and STEM in collaboration with the College for Creative Studies. There will also be a special focus on shoe design.

“The diversity of thought is what creates innovation. I really do hope what we’re doing with (The College for Creative Studies) inspires other colleges in states with HBCUs to do the same,” D’Wayne Edwards said, who is the founder of PENSOLE Design Academy, a shoe design school in Portland, Oregon.

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