President’s Board of Advisors (PBA) on HBCUs

The Board issues an Annual Federal Plan for Assistance to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to the President on participation by HBCUs in federally-sponsored programs; provides advice to the Secretary of Education and makes recommendations in reports to the President on how to increase the private sector role in strengthening HBCUs, with particular emphasis on enhancing institutional infrastructure and facilitating planning, development, and the use of new technologies to ensure the goal of long-term viability and enhancement of these institutions. Members are appointed by the President and include representatives of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, other institutions of higher education, business and financial institutions, private foundations, and secondary education.

Board Documents

Executive Order 13532

PBAHBCU Charter

Board Resources

Annual Reports to the President

Results of Participation of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Federal Programs:

Studies on HBCUs

Department Releases Economic Impact Study: The National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) defined the economic impact of the nation’s historically black colleges and universities.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities, 1976 to 2001: In September 2004, NCES released the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, 1976 to 2001, a report that presents a quarter-century of Historically Black Colleges and Universities trends.

Previous Meetings

Board Members
William R. Harvey (Chair), President, Hampton University

Lawrence S. Bacow, President Emeritus, Tufts University

Evelynn M. Hammonds, Barbara Gutmann Rosenkrantz Professor of the History of Science and of African and African American Studies, Harvard University

Demetria Henderson, alumna, Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU)

Beverly Wade Hogan, President, Tougaloo College

Milton Irvin, Chair of the Advisory Board, Castle Oak Securities

Edward Lewis, Co-Founder, Essence Magazine

Ronald Mason, Jr., President, Southern University System

Renée Mauborgne, Co-Director, INSEAD Blue Ocean Strategy Institute and Affiliate Professor of Strategy, INSEAD

Helen T. McAlpine, President, J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College

Valerie Mosley, Chairwoman, Valmo Ventures

Willie Pearson, Jr., Professor of Sociology, Georgia Institute of Technology

John Rice, Chief Executive Officer, Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT)

Earl W. Stafford, Chief Executive Officer, The Wentworth Group

Dianne Boardley Suber, Former President, Saint Augustine’s University

Beverly Daniel Tatum, President, Spelman College

Kenneth Tolson, Chief Executive Officer, Melvin B. Tolson Foundation

George B. Walker, Jr.,  Manager, Diversity and Inclusion, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centers

David Wilson, President, Morgan State University