November 28, 2016 – The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) joins the entire black college community, in mourning the loss of esteemed North Carolina Central University (NCCU) Chancellor, Dr. Debra Saunders-White. As NCCU’s first permanent female chancellor, she never allowed her battle with cancer to derail her mission of helping the students, faculty, and staff of NCCU. Whether it was walking the halls of the United States Congress with TMCF, advocating for NCCU and all Historically Black Colleges and Universities, or working behind the scenes to make strategic improvements on and off campus, Dr. Saunders-White was a fighter, a leader and a champion we will never forget, and always admire. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her immediate family, friends and the entire NCCU community that loved and appreciated her so very much. Johnny C. Taylor Jr., TMCF President & CEO.
NOTE: Johnny C. Taylor Jr. is available for further comment.
About Thurgood Marshall College Fund
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), established in 1987 is named for the U.S. Supreme Court’s first African-American Justice. TMCF represents all Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and its member-schools include the 47 publicly-supported HBCUs. With TMCF member-schools educating 80% of all students attending HBCUs, TMCF helps students with a clear intention to succeed acquire a high-quality college education at an affordable cost. TMCF also efficiently connects high performing, world-ready students with top tier employment opportunities—access that students or employers might not have on their own. Through its scholarships and programs, TMCF plays a key role in preparing the leaders of tomorrow.
TMCF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organization. For more information about TMCF and its initiatives, visit: www.tmcf.org.