The Obama Administration has announced the new leadership to head up the White House Initiative for Historically Black Colleges and Universities. This leadership team is part of the president’s efforts to sustain and support historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).
Dr. Gregory Cooper and Dr. Ivory Toldson will serve as Executive Director and Deputy Director, respectively.
Cooper and Toldson will work with the HBCU Board of Advisors—appointed by President Obama— serving as a bridge between the federal government and historically Black institutions of higher learning. They will also aid Secretary Arne Duncan by serving as an organ for HBCUs within the Department of Education, helping to develop policies and provide assistance schools, students and other key stakeholders.