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Meet the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Meet the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

The White House on Friday announced the members of the President’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs. For nearly 30 years, the Board of Advisors has provided counsel to five U.S. presidents. The advisory board writes an annual federal plan for assistance to HBCUs, advises the Education Secretary, and makes recommendations to the president. The appointed members are Aminta Breaux, President, Bowie State University; James Clark, President, South Carolina State University; Phyllis Dawkins, President, Bennett College for Women; Rodney Ellis, Chancellor, Southern University at Shreveport; Marshall Grigsby, former President, Benedict College; Billy Hawkins, President, Talladega College; Jerry Hunter, former General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board; Nickolas Justice, retired U.S. Army Major General and Executive Director of PowerAmerica, the public-private power electronics manufacturing institute that will be located on Centennial Campus; Ronald Johnson, President, Clark Atlanta University; Harold Martin Sr., Chancellor, North Carolina A&T State University; Bernard Milano, President and a trustee of the KPMG Foundation, as well as President and trustee of the KPMG Disaster Relief Fund; Connie Rath, President of the Clifton Foundation; and Kevin Wilson Williams, former President and Managing Director of General Motors Canada, and member of the Tennessee State University Foundation Board. The Committee is chaired by former Thurgood Marshall College Fund President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor Jr. In February, Trump named former Cincinnati Bengals player Johnathan Holifield to serve as the Executive Director of the White House initiative on HBCUs. More here.

Carlos Curbelo Calls Out Jeff Sessions on Medical Marijuana

Carlos Curbelo Calls Out Jeff Sessions on Medical Marijuana

Pete Aguilar Announces House Democratic Leadership Run

Pete Aguilar Announces House Democratic Leadership Run