Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) applauds President Trump’s decision to name a new executive director for the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Johnathan M. Holifield has more than 20 years of multidisciplinary business and government experience, which will help lead the critical work of developing a robust policy and budgetary agenda to positively impact HBCUs, including our 47 publicly-supported member-schools.
Earlier this year, President Trump signed the 2017 HBCU Executive Order, moving the Initiative on HBCUs from the Department of Education to the White House – a decision TMCF has long encouraged. TMCF looks forward to continuing our productive working relationship with the White House.
TMCF looks forward to the president’s announcement of the HBCU Board of Advisors, who along with Holifield and the HBCU community, will be instrumental in helping plan the annual National HBCU Week Conference.
Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., President & CEO, Thurgood Marshall College Fund
ABOUT THE THURGOOD MARSHALL COLLEGE FUND (TMCF)
Established in 1987, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community. TMCF member-schools include the publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Predominantly Black Institutions, enrolling nearly 80% of all students attending black colleges and universities. Through scholarships, capacity building and research initiatives, innovative programs and strategic partnerships, TMCF is a vital resource in the PK-12 and higher education space. The organization is also the source of top employers seeking top talent for competitive internships and good jobs.
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