TSU President Testifies at Historic Congressional Hearing, Asks for Continued Support for HBCUs

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  NASHVILLE, TN (TSU News Service) —& Tennessee State University President Glenda Glover recently testified at a virtual congressional hearing about the importance of historically black colleges and universities and urged lawmakers to continue supporting them.& The hearing on Oct. 6 before the House Committee on Education and Labor examined the essential contributions that HBCUs have made, the history that sets these institutions apart, and the enduring challenges and financial needs that they and their students face.& & “HBCUs have stood the test of time and managed to succeed in spite of the difficulties,” said President Glover, who was invited to speak by Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson, chair of the Education and Labor Committee’s Higher Education and Workforce Investment (HEWI) Subcommittee. Wilson led the hearing.& & “Now, we need your assistance – your financial assistance. We seek funding,” said Dr. Glover, who is also International President and Chief Executive Officer of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.& She thanked lawmakers for legislation that provided financial support amid the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly to HBCUs, but she said more is needed.& “The emergency funding was significant because it assisted students as they faced this sudden crisis,” Glover said. “Today we ask you to continue...