U.S. Department of Education to Host Meeting of the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Archived Information

U.S. Department of Education to Host Meeting of the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Education and the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities will host a meeting of the President’s Board of Advisors (PBA) on HBCUs on Thursday, June 13, 2019.

The event will begin with opening remarks from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on HBCUs Johnathan Holifield, and Chairman of the Board of Advisors Johnny Taylor. Following opening remarks, board members will review the function and mission of the PBA and receive updates from Administration officials on actions taken in support of HBCUs and how changes to higher education policies impact HBCUs. After several policy-focused updates, the board will discuss how its members can best advise the Administration on policy matters impacting HBCUs and their students, as well as how best to improve the identity, visibility, distinctive capabilities, and overall competitiveness of HBCUs.

Who :

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos
Johnathan M. Holifield, executive director, White House Initiative on HBCUs
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., chairman, President’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs

What :

Meeting of the President’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs

When :

Thursday, June 13, 2019, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. EDT
(open press)

Where :

U.S. Department of Education
Lyndon B. Johnson Building, Barnard Auditorium
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20202

NOTE: Credentialed media interested in attending the event must RSVP to press@ed.gov by 8 a.m. EDT, on Thursday, June 13, 2019. A valid media credential and photo ID will be required for access to the event.

All press must arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the event to ensure entry.