Good morning and thank you so much for coming today.
As you know, this is the first of a series of public conversations our department is holding here in DC on reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
I am thrilled to be here today at WAHE conference and to address a group of women who share my priorities.
First I would like to start with the story of how I got my present job at the US Department of Education.
Thank you for inviting me here today.
Thank you very much, John. John Wilson is a forceful and thoughtful advocate for HBCUsand he already has begun to reinvigorate the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.