HBCU Engagement With Donald Trump: A Student’s Perspective

The HBCU president must be many things to many people, but especially to students. At schools where 70, 80, and sometimes even 90 percent of the students are Pell Grant eligible, it’s no shock that presidents find themselves being parents to some, mentors to others, and sadly but thankfully, sometimes even a savior – providing the last bit of hope to those who’ve considered giving up and in.… Read More

Trump HBCU Executive Order Resembles Obama Guidance, But Moves Colleges Closer to Presidential Review

A leaked version of the Trump Administration’s executive order on historically black colleges and universities appears a close resemblance to an order issued by President Barack Obama in 2010, but contains major shifts in federal reporting and White House review over HBCU development.… Read More

Trump Administration Applauds HBCUs, Will Sign Executive Order Tomorrow

Declaring their admiration and support for the mission of historically black colleges and universities, US President Donald Trump and several White House staffers told dozens of HBCU presidents and chancellors that a new executive order would likely be revealed tomorrow afternoon during the second day of the ‘HBCU Fly-In,’ a rare advocacy convening between the campus executives and the White House, its staffers and Capitol Hill Republicans.… Read More