2019 TMCF Presidents and Chancellors Meeting Recap & Reference Materials
TMCF convened over two dozen of its member-school Presidents and Chancellors from our nation’s publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs) on February 6-7, 2019 in Washington DC.
On day one of the Fly-In, the Presidents and Chancellors began the day attending the Bipartisan Congressional HBCU Caucus Breakfast where Caucus Co-Chair, Congresswoman Alma Adams rolled out the HBCU Caucus agenda and fielded questions from the Presidents and Chancellors on how we can work together to achieve these legislative priorities. The breakfast was also attended by various other Members of Congress, such as Senator Tim Scott and Congressmen Steve Cohen, French Hill and Eric Swalwell. TMCF President & CEO, Dr. Harry L. Williams also hosted a Q & A session with Congresswoman Adams and Congressman Hill focused on how we achieve the legislative priorities that have been set. Following the HBCU Caucus Breakfast, TMCF led a discussion on the ongoing effort to further engage HBCUs in Department of Defense contracting opportunities.
In the afternoon, our Presidents and Chancellors attended Senator Tim Scott and Congressman Mark Walker’s Third Annual HBCU President and Chancellors Fly-In. Senator Scott and Congressman Walker’s programming included presentations from various members of Congress from both the House and Senate and a historic panel of six sitting and former African-American Senators, moderated by Senate Chaplain Barry Black.
Following the Congressional Programming, TMCF hosted a lively and engaging panel discussion on the forthcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act with the respective education committee staff members who are charged with drafting the legislation and a briefing on the ASPIRE Act conducted by the Office of Senator Chris Coons.
The day ended with a reception hosted by TMCF in the US Capitol which was attended by U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos; Senate Minority-Leader Chuck Schumer; Senator Doug Jones, Senator Elizabeth Warren; Chair of the House Education and Labor Committee, Congressman Bobby Scott; Chair of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson; Chair of the House Labor-HHS Appropriations Sub-Committee, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro; Congressman Mark Walker; Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and various federal agency staff persons.
On day two of the Fly-In, TMCF began its day of programming with a Congressional “Fireside Chat” with Howard University Alumna, Senator Kamala Harris. Programming also included a “State of TMCF Address” by President and CEO Dr. Harry Williams, a presentation on discrimination in higher education bond markets, by Dr. Bill Mayew of the Duke University, Fuqua School of Business, an overview of the 116th Congress, by Dr. James Wallner of American University and a presentation on HBCU engagement by Honeywell International, Inc..
Media Round Up
Member-School President & Chancellor Quotes
Dr. Karrie G. Dixon
John K. Pierre
Zaldwaynaka (“Z”) Scott