White House, U.S. Department of Education Officials to Address Historically Black Colleges and Universities National Conference

White House, U.S. Department of Education Officials to Address Historically Black Colleges and Universities National Conference

White House Domestic Policy Advisor Melody Barnes will address attendees at the 2010 National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Week Conference Monday morning, Sept. 13 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Va. The annual HBCU conference takes place Sept. 12-14 during National HBCU Week, which is Sept. 12 -18.

In addition, the U.S. Department of Education’s Deputy Secretary Tony Miller and Under Secretary Martha Kanter will deliver remarks during the HBCU Week conference. House Majority Whip U.S. Rep. James E. Clyburn will also speak, as well as other U.S Department of Education and HBCU officials.

The conference is an important forum for the Administration to discuss key issues confronting HBCUs and to assist them in continuing to provide an academically enriched and supportive environment for students. On Feb. 26, President Obama signed an executive order renewing the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Monday, Sept. 13, 2010

WHO: 

Under Secretary Martha Kanter, U.S. Department of Education  

President Obama’s Domestic Policy Advisor Melody Barnes

WHAT:

Remarks at the HBCU national conference

WHEN:         

Sept. 13, 2010

8:45 a.m. – Domestic Policy Advisor Melody Barnes

Noon – Under Secretary Martha Kanter  

WHERE:      

Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, Va.

Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010

WHO:

Deputy Secretary Tony Miller, U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Rep. James E. Clyburn                

WHAT:         

Remarks at the HBCU national conference

WHEN:         

Sept. 14, 2010

12:10 p.m. – Deputy Secretary Tony Miller

7-9 p.m. – U.S. Rep. James E. Clyburn          

WHERE:      

Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, Va.