New interim executive director appointed for White House HBCU Office

Joel Harrell has been named interim executive director of the White House Initiative on HBCUs.

U.S. Department of Education has named Dr. Joel Harrell acting executive director of the White House Initiative on HBCUs.

The appointment has drawn criticism from Washington-based HBCU advocates.

Among a number of reasons, “the appointment of yet another interim executive director does not bode well for the HBCU community, whose challenges are many, immediate, and likely to have lasting adverse impacts,” according to a letter sent to President Obama… 

Harrell is the second interim executive director to run the agency.

 

Courtesy diverseeducation