Last month, President Barack Obama appointed Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick and Janice Bryant Howroyd to serve on the Board of Advisors for the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Now, the President has announced the additional appointments of Phyliss Craig-Taylor, Dr. Lillian Lowery and Marian Wright Edelman to the Board.
Congressional Black Caucus Chairman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) released the following statement commending President Barack Obamas recent appointments to the Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities:
I was happy to hear of the Presidents plan to appoint three remarkable leaders to the Presidents Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Phyliss Craig-Taylor brings a wealth of experience in academia at numerous universities across the country. Dr. Lillian Lowery is a trusted scholar with past experience serving on the Presidents Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans. Marian Wright Edelman has made a career of creating opportunity for youth as president of the Childrens Defense Fund and through her work with the NAACP legal Defense and Educational Fund. I am confident that each of these women will work to continually improve our institutions to produce future leaders and innovators who will propel America forward.