Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement:
"I am a strong supporter of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the critical role they play in communities and in our higher education system.
"I am happy to see the president reaffirmed this Administration’s support for HBCUs. I will continue to be an advocate for them and for programs that make higher education more accessible to all students.
"I look forward to visiting with the students, faculty and administration of Bethune-Cookman University this week and delivering the 2017 commencement address, my first as Secretary."