The Trump Administration has revealed its 2019 fiscal year budget proposal, which asks for blends a 10 percent total department budget cut and shifted appropriations to comprise a $59.9 billion funding request for the US Department of Education, and more than $640 million going to institutional and aid programs which support historically black colleges and universities and their students.
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We talk with Gerard Robinson, executive director of the Center for Advancing Opportunity, Camille Lloyd, a senior consultant with Gallup Inc., and Dr. Howard Henderson, director of the new TSU Center for Justice Research and a professor in TSU’s Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs about the role of HBCU research in expanding American opportunity.
Outgoing Thurgood Marshall College Fund President and CEO Johnny Taylor writes about the corporate partnerships which prime HBCU students and graduates for executive level careers.
Students at historically black colleges and universities who are seeking funding for college will now have an exclusive portal to share their stories and raise money, thanks to a new partnership announced by crowdfunding company GoFundMe and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.
Thurgood Marshall College Fund President and CEO Johnny Taylor Jr. is taking aim at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, saying that the advocacy group’s longstanding opposition to charter school development is harmful to black communities, and HBCUs looking to grow in the alternative education enterprise.
Thurgood Marshall College Fund Vice President of Programs Andrea Horton joins us to talk about TMCF’s latest scholarship initiative, the anatomy of how nonprofits and corporations design scholarships, and best practices for students and parents on applying for scholarship aid.
We talk with Dawna Taylor-Thornton- Executive Director, Principal Investigator for the TMCF VBM STEM Initiative, and Amber Feight Rowe- Senior Director of Teacher Quality and Retention Program, about the connections between HBCUs and secondary education.
The controversy surrounding the White House National HBCU Conference is exposing differences among leadership ranks at black college campuses and HBCU advocates.
The Baton Rouge Advocate reports that leaders from Grambling State University and Southern University are taking different positions on attendance for the upcoming national White House HBCU conference.
TM2 Executive Search President Chris Braswell joins us to discuss the difficult truths, challenges, and opportunities in HBCU presidential search culture.
TMCF Vice-President of Revenue George Spencer discusses the work of attracting corporate partnerships in the HBCU community, and how institutions can better advance their narratives of excellence.
Seven years and hundreds of millions of dollars raised since arriving in Washington D.C. to head the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, and now Johnny Taylor will leave the HBCU advocacy nonprofit for a new gig; head of the Society for Human Resource Management.
As the president and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), I’m spending a good amount of time working to build strategic, government alliances that extend beyond our traditional Democratic support.
Executives from the nation’s historically black college advocacy organizations are hosting a conversation at the American Enterprise Institute on the future of HBCUs. The livestream is available below.