HBCU Week Returns to the White House for Annual Conference

On Tuesday, September 20th, the annual National Historically Black College (HBCU) Week Conference kicked off in Washington, DC.

This conference aims to address that barrier. HBCUs It also amplifies their contributions. His three-day conference this year will honor the important contributions HBCUs have made to this country and the important role his HBCUs have played in improving America’s international competitiveness.

HBCUs have produced 40% of all black engineers and 50% of all black lawyers in America. 70% of black doctor We attend HBCUs and 80% of black judges are graduates of these schools.

“HBCUs have a proud legacy of creating doors of opportunity that never existed before and providing students of color with an education grounded in affirmation, inclusion and excellence,” U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona said in a statement. there is.

Biden Harris Administration Continue to support bold investments in HBCUs to expand research capacity, prepare students for opportunities in today’s cutting-edge fields, and ensure campus community safety, equity, and excellence , continues to raise the bar for inclusiveness. added Cardona.

The HBCU Congress is organized by the White House initiative to promote educational equity, excellence, and economic opportunity through historically black colleges and universities. This initiative will work with the leaders, representatives, students and alumni of these institutions to work with the Office of the Chancellor on key governance efforts related to promoting educational equity and economic opportunity through HBCUs. I’m here.

During the conference, members of President Biden’s Cabinet, federal agency officials, private sector executives, and financial aid experts will meet with the HBCU community. We also hold career fairs.

This year’s event is the first in-person conference since 2019 and is expected to attract over 2,000 in-person attendees, including HBCU presidents and deans, and over 1,500 virtual attendees. More than 25 federal agencies will participate this year.

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