Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

WASHINGTON UPDATE; HBCU Board Commends Bush for Commitment, Leadership

Magazine article Black Issues in Higher Education

WASHINGTON UPDATE; HBCU Board Commends Bush for Commitment, Leadership

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The board of advisers of the nation's historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) presented President Bush with a resolution commending him for his visionary leadership, and his commitment and contributions to strengthening the nation's 105 HBCUs. The board also noted that the president's commitment enhances HBCUs' ability to continue to produce high-quality graduates to serve the nation and ensures equal opportunity in higher education.

"HBCUs wouldn't be where they are today, academically or financially, without the continued support of President Bush," Secretary of Education Rod Paige said. "Not only has he kept his promise of increasing the budget for HBCUs, he has also appointed 20 committed advisory board members to oversee the development and the continued success of HBCUs nationwide."

The 20 leaders met briefly with President Bush on the occasion of the HBCU board of advisers meeting last month in Washington, where they presented him with their annual report and resolution. Dr. Louis Sullivan, chairman of the HBCU advisory board, expressed his gratitude to President Bush for his support and shared ideas with him on ways to further improve HBCUs this coming year. …

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