About Us

Tuskegee University is an independent and state-related institution of higher education.  Its programs serve a student body that is coeducational as well as racially, ethnically and religiously diverse.


Dr. Mary Starke Harper

Dr. Mary Starke Harper's ('41) career in nursing spanned more than 30 years. Her professional contributions and achievements have won her listing in 10 Who's Who (s). A registered nurse, sociologist, clinical psychologist, secondary school educator, and program administrator, Dr. Harper holds degrees from St. Louis University, the University of Minnesota, and Tuskegee. She has provided consultations throughout the United States and Africa, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North and South America. She was for a number of years coordinator of Long Term Care Programs, National Institute of Mental Health, U. S. Department of Health and Human Services.