President’s Board of Advisors (PBA) on HBCUs

The Board issues an Annual Federal Plan for Assistance to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to the President on participation by HBCUs in federally-sponsored programs; provides advice to the Secretary of Education and makes recommendations in reports to the President on how to increase the private sector role in strengthening HBCUs, with particular emphasis on enhancing institutional infrastructure and facilitating planning, development, and the use of new technologies to ensure the goal of long-term viability and enhancement of these institutions. Members are appointed by the President and include representatives of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, other institutions of higher education, business and financial institutions, private foundations, and secondary education.

Board Documents

Executive Order

HBCU Partners Act

PBAHBCU Charter- Cardona

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Appointed Board Members

September 8, 2021 — Chair, Tony Allen, Ph.D. 

December 15, 2021- Vice Chair, Glenda Baskin Glover, Ph.D., JD, CPA

March 31, 2022- Appointments to the Board of Advisors

  • Makola M. Abdullah
  • Javaune Adams-Gaston
  • Paige Blake
  • Thasunda Brown Duckett
  • Willie A. Deese
  • Patrick Cokley
  • Monica Goldson
  • Brett J. Hart
  • Taraji P. Henson
  • Beverly W. Hogan
  • Lisa P. Jackson
  • Shevrin D. Jones
  • Walter M. Kimbrough
  • William F. L. Moses
  • Christopher E. Paul
  • Quinton T. Ross Jr.
  • Ruth J. Simmons
  • Janeen Uzzell

Annual Reports to the President

Results of Participation of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Federal Programs:

Studies on HBCUs

HBCUs Make America Strong: The Positive Economic Impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities: This landmark study changes the narrative about HBCUs and details how much HBCUs support and make a difference in local, state and national job creation and economic development.  The UNCF report also includes HBCU-and state-specific data.

Department Releases Economic Impact Study: The National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES) defined the economic impact of the nation’s historically black colleges and universities.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities, 1976 to 2001: In September 2004, NCES released the Historically Black Colleges and Universities, 1976 to 2001, a report that presents a quarter-century of Historically Black Colleges and Universities trends.