Statement from U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Visiting Howard University During Its 150th Anniversary

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Statement from U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Visiting Howard University During Its 150th Anniversary

February 9, 2017

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos traveled to Howard University to meet with Howard University President Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., MBA, followed by a meeting with student leaders.

The following is a statement from Secretary DeVos:

“It was a pleasure to meet with Howard University President Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick and several student leaders this morning. We had a robust discussion around the many challenges facing higher education and the important role of HBCUs. Howard University plays a unique and valuable role in the fabric of our higher education system, and I am honored to help celebrate its 150th anniversary. I look forward to visiting many schools across our great country and continuing the discussion on how we can increase access to affordable, quality higher education.”

Secretary DeVos, right, and Howard University President Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick.

Secretary DeVos meets with Howard University officials and students. She was joined by White House official Omarosa O. Manigault, left.

Secretary DeVos greets a Howard University student.

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