NEW ORLEANS – Xavier University of Louisiana President Reynold Verret will testify at a hearing to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor, and its subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Investment in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 10:15 a.m. EST on the critical role of Community Colleges, Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority-Serving Institutions.
At the hearing, President Verret will discuss how Xavier University is an engine of economic mobility, programs that demonstrate this at the institution, and how these programs prepare students for the career workforce. Verret will present a brief history of HBCUs and why they were created.
Verret, who was asked to testify before the subcommittee, will address why Xavier is considered to be one of the best value schools in the nation for a quality education and the importance of continued funding from the federal government.
He will also attest to how HBCUs have been, and continue to be, under-resourced institutions that have a large economic impact that often goes unnoticed. HBCUs are invaluable institutions that not only contribute to society, but provide an invaluable experience for our students, especially our students who are low-income and first-generation. With the right investments, HBCUs can be the bridge for many more people and can continue serving in our role for education.
To watch the hearing live, visit: www.youtube.com/watch?v=o65Ldj1g7JU.