President Donald Trump held a meeting with the leaders of the nation’s historically black colleges and universities at the White House, committing to a partnership between his administration and the schools.
Trump gathered with presidents of the nation’s 100-plus HBCUs in the Oval Office on Monday.
The college and university leaders then met with Vice President Mike Pence, who said the administration was committed to ensuring HBCUs receive the credit and the attention they deserve.
The university presidents are urging Trump to set aside more federal contracts and grants for their schools and take a greater hand in their welfare by moving responsibility for a key program for those colleges to the White House.
Pence was joined at the meeting by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and White House aide Omarosa Manigault.