Executive Order

On February 28, 2017 President Trump signed an executive order renewing the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Executive Order 13779


Aligning Institutional Missions with America’s Priorities

“My Administration is committed to investing in HBCUs to help ensure that they can educate future generations of American students.  Earlier this year, after my Administration’s bipartisan collaboration with the Congress, I signed into law legislation that increased Federal funding to important HBCU programs by more than 14 percent.”

– President Donald J. Trump, Presidential Proclamation on National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week 


HBCU Competitiveness

Johnathan M. Holifield

Watchword: Competitiveness

HBCU competitiveness is the ability of institutions to successfully compete for top opportunities in the federal government and the non-federal, public and private sectors, while providing education and economic experiences that can improve living standards of the students and communities they principally serve.