Tougaloo President, Dr. Beverly Wade Hogan, Issues Statement on Forgiveness of HBCU Hurricane Relief Loans

Read Dr. Hogan’s statement below:

“Tougaloo College is very grateful for the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 which authorized the forgiveness of the HBCU Katrina loans. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued a press release announcing the U. S. Department of Education has approved the total forgiveness of the loans. We appreciate Congress and President Trump’s administration for their support of this tremendous relief that Dillard, SUNO, Tougaloo and Xavier have sought for many years. We appreciate and acknowledge the leadership of Mississippi’s own U.S. Senator Thad Cochran and Congressman Bennie G. Thompson. This action is transformational and consequential to Tougaloo College’s future as the College prepares to celebrate its Sesquicentennial Anniversary in 2019. I encourage each of you to read Secretary Devos’ press release.


Cherie S. White
Cherie S. White
Cherie S. White is Director of Digital Strategy for the Tom Joyner Foundation, a writer and editor.

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