Fayetteville State University Chancellor James Anderson took part in a summit with U.S. Senators Kay Hagan and Richard Burr today on ways to strengthen the state’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Chancellors and presidents representing several of the state’s 11 Historically Black Colleges and Universities met with congressional leaders about concerns and challenges. The senators used the summit as an opportunity to receive input on important education and workforce development issues.

“I’m grateful for this opportunity to hear directly from chancellors and presidents from North Carolina’s HBCUs so we can continue taking steps to make these outstanding colleges and universities even stronger,” said Hagan in a press release. “The feedback and suggestions I received today will be invaluable in assuring that our HBCUs can continue to offer the very best education possible for students in North Carolina.”

Anderson commended Hagan for her support. Hagan has supported key investments in HBCUs and minority-serving Institutions to renew, reform and expand programming to ensure that students have the support they need to stay in school and graduate, the release stated. She has also led her colleagues in pushing to maintain funding for HBCUs.

“Once again senator Kay Hagan has evidenced her support for HBCU’s by hosting the Chancellors and Presidents Summit at the U.S. Capitol,” stated Anderson. “She encouraged a frank discussion about critical issues that will have a significant impact on the future success of North Carolina’s HBCUs.”

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