THURGOOD MARSHALL COLLEGE FUND STATEMENT ON 2017 HIGHER EDUCATION ACT REAUTHORIZATION LEGISLATION

WASHINGTON, DC (December 1, 2017) – Today, Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Chairwoman of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce, released her legislation to reauthorize The Higher Education Act (HEA). Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) appreciates Chairwoman Foxx incorporating provisions into the legislation, which expand the permitted use of Title III funds to include expenditures such as concurrent enrollment programs, technology enhancements and innovative initiatives.

In addition, in light of the devastating impact of Hurricanes Maria and Irma to the U.S. Virgin Islands, TMCF thanks Chairwoman Foxx for adding our member-school, the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI), as a Title III B graduate school. Access to these necessary Title III B funds will help UVI establish a long sought after medical school and serve as a vital component to their hurricane recovery & rebuilding efforts.
 
TMCF’s bipartisan advocacy work with our Congressional partners will continue throughout the entire HEA Reauthorization process to ensure our nation’s HBCU’s continue to survive and thrive.

Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., President & CEO, Thurgood Marshall College Fund

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ABOUT THE THURGOOD MARSHALL COLLEGE FUND (TMCF)
Established in 1987, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community. TMCF member-schools include the publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Predominantly Black Institutions, enrolling nearly 80% of all students attending black colleges and universities. Through scholarships, capacity building and research initiatives, innovative programs and strategic partnerships, TMCF is a vital resource in the PK-12 and higher education space. The organization is also the source of top employers seeking top talent for competitive internships and good jobs.

TMCF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organization. For more information about TMCF, visit: www.tmcf.org.