TMCF STATEMENT ON NEW MEMBERS OF THE PRESIDENT’S BOARD OF ADVISORS ON HBCUs

WASHINGTON, DC – (September 21, 2018) – Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) applauds President Trump’s appointment of the following four TMCF member-school chancellors and presidents to serve as members of the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs):

· Aminta H. Breaux, president, Bowie State University
· James E. Clark, president, South Carolina State University
· Rodney A. Ellis, chancellor, Southern University Shreveport
· Harold L. Martin Sr., chancellor, North Carolina A&T State University

TMCF will continue to be strong advocates for the entire Black College Community and looks forward to continuing the productive working relationship with the Administration, White House Initiative on HBCUs and this newly appointed Board of Advisors chaired by TMCF’s former president & CEO, Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.

Note: TMCF President & CEO Dr. Harry L. Williams is available for further comment.

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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.

TMCF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organization. For more information about TMCF, visit:www.tmcf.org.