Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Letter to the Editor.Gray's Way: A Recommended Path

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

Letter to the Editor.Gray's Way: A Recommended Path

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Gray's Way: A Recommended Path Dear Editor:

Black Issues is to be commended for the excellent interview and article regarding the exceptional accomplishments of the United Negro College Fund's chief executive officer, Bill Gray that appeared in your Sept. 30, 1999, edition.

Gray's accomplishments as a fundraiser, public policy advocate and coalition builder for minorities in higher education is unequaled. Notwithstanding the views of his detractors, his record of accomplishment speaks for itself. I do, however, want to correct two misstatements in the article.

First, Bill Gray's work in implementing several federal initiatives - e.g. U.S. Department of Defense Infrastructure, the Tertiary Education Linkages Project with the South African Historically Disadvantaged Institutions, the Institute for International Public Policy, etc. - all underscore his willingness and ability to work with others in the higher education community. UNCF and the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education's legitimate disagreement with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities with regards to the modifications HACU sought to make in the Title III was both misunderstood and overblown. …

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