Trump plan maintains funding for HBCUs
Beverly Wade Hogan, president of Tougaloo College in Mississippi, talks about joining other presidents of historically black colleges and universities in meetings recently with President Trump and congressional lawmakers.
Rep. Alma Adams, D-N.C., co-chair of the HBCU Caucus, spoke at a press conference in April about the need for federal funds for historically black colleges and universities.(Photo: Deborah Barfield Berry, USA TODAY)
WASHINGTON — Months after meeting with President Trump, leaders of black colleges and universities welcomed support for year-round Pell Grants in his proposed budget, but many said they’re disappointed funding would not increase for their institutions.