President Joe Biden is making some major strides to help assist with the advancement of Historically Black Colleges and Universities by appointing over a dozen educational leaders, celebrities and athlete to his board of advisors!
Amongst the Biden administration’s list of HBCU appointees are actress Taraji P. Henson and NBA all star Chris Paul to his board of advisers.
According to CNN Chris was a longtime head of the National Basketball Players Association up into sometime last year.
Sources confirm that the president of HBCU’s such as Alabama State University, Virginia State University, Norfolk State University in Virginia, Dillard University, Prairie View A&M University have also been appointed to the board.
As we previously reported the Biden administration issued over $2 billion dollars in funding to HBCUs throughout the country within their American Rescue Plan.
The newly appointed group is a blend of “qualified and diverse leaders” the decision to appoint this specific group has allowed, “the administration to build on that financial commitment with continued institutional support,” said the White House in a released statement.
President Tony Allen of Delaware State University says there “will be an eclectic mix of the talent and commitment that defines Historically Black College and Universities (HBCUs) and those who recognize our tremendous value in higher education and in a smaller, more connected global community.”