Kentucky Association of Blacks in Higher Education (KABHE)
The organization was founded in 1983 by the late Dr. William Parker, then Vice-Chancellor of Minority Affairs at the University of Kentucky, and other minority leaders in the Commonwealth. The purpose of KABHE is to promote the advancement of Blacks in higher education by articulating needs and concerns, promoting unity and cooperation, and enhancing the personal and professional growth of its membership. Annual conferences are held in different regions of the state. An earlier model of this type of organization was the now defunct Kentucky Negro Educational Association, which was dissolved during the era of desegregation.