Tennessee HBCUs visit the White House
A nice moment, even if bumbled by Betsy DeVos. From The Jacksonsun.com.
Leaders from three of Tennessee's historically black colleges and universities traveled to Washington D.C. this week for a series of meetings in which President Donald Trump and other federal officials pledged to support the institutions.
TSU President Glenda Glover, interim Fisk President Frank Sims and LeMoyne-Owen College President Andrea Lewis Miller were among more than 60 HBCU leaders to converge in the nation’s capital on Monday and Tuesday for the meetings. Sims described them in an email as “quite productive,” even though they were somewhat overshadowed by controversial remarks by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
“Our goal as a group was to share our collective concerns with President Trump and his executive leadership directly responsible for educational funding and policies that impact our institutions,” Glover said in a statement. “We hope the executive order represents a real commitment to historically black colleges and universities which makes HBCUs a significant line item in the President's budget. What HBCUs need is funding, and this is precisely why we made the trip to Washington.”