Wiley President Testifies Before Congress on National Benefits of HBCUs

Wiley University President Herman J. Felton Jr. testified before the House of Representatives panel, which funds all education programs, on Tuesday, April 9.

View his statements here.


Read the full testimony here.


Dr. Felton was one of only 24 public witnesses this entire year to appear before the powerful House Appropriations Subcommittee which annually funds the federal Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, respectively.  His testimony focused on the national benefits of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and the federal funds required to fulfill their mission.  Dr. Felton focused on his experience leading Wiley University to illustrate the requests for the entire community.

UNCF worked with Wiley, one of its 37 member institutions, and the Congress to garner the opportunity to submit testimony to impact the upcoming fiscal year 2020 budget and appropriations process, which touches the lives of every single student in higher education.