UNCF Congratulates Taylor on Appointment as Chair of President’s Board of Advisors of HBCUs

UNCF President and CEO Dr. Michael Lomax  issued the following media statement on the appointment of Johnny Taylor as chair of the President’s Board of Advisors of HBCUs:

“I congratulate Johnny Taylor on his appointment as chair of the President’s Board of Advisors of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). I know that he will be a strong and effective advocate for HBCUs within the Trump White House and throughout the Trump administration. Johnny knows from his experience as former president and CEO of Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) that the White House Initiative on HBCUs has historically not lived up to its promise to support and invest in our nation’s HBCUs. I hope he can bring a new energy to the White House Initiative and produce results that will ensure that the Trump administration lives up to the President’s commitment to “make HBCUs an absolute priority” as he stated in the early days of his administration. I look forward to working with Johnny Taylor in this new and important role.”



About UNCF
UNCF (United Negro College Fund) is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization.  To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports students’ education and development through scholarships and other programs, strengthens its 37 member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education and college readiness.  UNCF institutions and other historically black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding 20 percent of African American baccalaureate degrees.  UNCF annually awards $100 million in scholarships and administers more than 400 programs, including scholarships, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs.  Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at more than 1,100 colleges and universities across the country.  Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized trademark, “A mind is terrible thing to waste.”®  Learn more at UNCF.org, or for continuous news and updates, follow UNCF on Twitter @UNCF.