UNCF-Member Presidents Celebrate Capital Finance Changes with Members of Congress

On Nov. 14, UNCF President and CEO Dr. Michael Lomax, UNCF Federal Policy and Advocacy leaders and presidents of UNCF-member institutions met with members of Congress to thank them and recognize the passage of changes to the HBCU Capital Financing Program at an inaugural Congressional welcome reception. UNCF works with Congress to make sure HBCUs receive support needed for institutions and students. Members of Congress were recognized for creating flexibility in the HBCU Capital Financing Loan program to strengthen 13 HBCUs. UNCF is happy this effort was bipartisan and thrilled to have had their HBCU presidents in attendance to thank our honorees.

Congressional Honorees

  • Sen. John Boozman (R-AR)
  • Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL)
  • Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA)
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
  • Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC)
  • Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC)
  • Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA)
  • Rep. Alma Adams (D-NC)
  • Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA)
  • Rep. Ted Budd (R-NC)
  • Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC)
  • Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN)
  • Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX)
  • Rep. French Hill (R-AR)
  • Rep. Donald McEachin (D-VA)
  • Rep. David Price (D-NC)
  • Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA)
  • Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA)
  • Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL)
  • Rep. Michael Turner (R-OH)
  • Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL)

UNCF-Member Presidents

  • Phyllis Worthy Dawkins (Bennett College)
  • Jaffus Hardrick (Florida Memorial University)
  • Colette Pierce Burnette (Huston-Tillotson University)
  • Everett Ward (Saint Augustine’s University)
  • Paulette Dillard (Shaw University)
  • Elfred Anthony Pinkard (Wilberforce University)
  • W. Franklin Evans (Voorhees College)
  • Roslyn Clark Artis (Benedict College)
  • Roderick Smothers (Philander Smith University)
  • Clarence Armbrister (Johnson C. Smith University)
  • A. Zachary Faison (Edward Waters College)
  • Lily McNair (Tuskegee University)
  • RaSheda Workman (Stillman College)

Scenes from the reception:

More about UNCF and the Program:

UNCF Applauds Congressional Appropriations Outcome

UNCF Applauds Passage of the Empowering Students Through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act