Our Commission

The Presidential Advisory Commission on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Black Americans was established by Executive Order 14050. The commission consists of 21 members appointed by President Biden on April 21,2023 and is chaired by Rep. Malcom Kenyatta. Press release and biographies of commissioners can be found here.

  • Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, Chair
  • Lezli Baskerville, Member
  • Marla Blunt-Carter, Member
  • Stacy Brown-Philpot, Member
  • Vilicia Cade, Member
  • Vincent Dorien Evans, Member
  • Michael Anthony Holmes, Member
  • Fedrick C. Ingram, Member
  • Lonnie L. Johnson, Member
  • Chad Dion Lassiter, Member
  • Adena Williams Loston, Member
  • William “Billy” Mitchell, Member
  • Clarence A. Nesbitt, Jr., Member
  • Denise Louise Pease, Member
  • Rebecca “Becky” Pringle, Member
  • Marisa J. Richmond, Member
  • Bernice G. Scott, Member
  • Richard “Mouse” Smith, Member
  • Joe Tate, Member
  • Kenny D. Thompson, Jr., Member
  • Benaree “Bennie” Pratt Wiley, Member

Commission Meetings

October 26 – 27, 2023 – Inaugural Meeting, Washington, DC