THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES 4 MEMBERS OF THE PRESIDENT'S BOARD OF ADVISORS ON HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND
The President today announced his intention to appoint the following 4 individuals to the President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities:
RALPH B. EVERETT, of the District of Columbia, is the Managing Partner of the Washington office of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker. Mr. Everett formerly served as Chief Counsel and Staff Director of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. He is a Phi Betta Kappa graduate of Morehouse College and Duke University Law School. BURNETT JOINER, of Tennessee, is the President of LeMoyne Owen College. Dr. Joiner is the former Executive Academic Dean and Dean of the College of Education at Grambling State University. He is a former President of the National Council of the Louisiana State Commission on Excellence in Inner City Schools. EARL S. RICHARDSON, of Maryland, is the President of Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Richardson is also very active in civic organizations and is the President of Board for Quality Education for Minorities Network and Chairman of Board of Directors for National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education. He received his B.A. from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and his Master of Science degree and his Doctor of Education from the University of Pennsylvania. MYER L. TITUS, of Arkansas, is the President of Philander Smith College, as well as Commissioner of the Commission for Arkansas' Future. He also previously served as the President of the Independent Colleges of Arkansas, the Arkansas Business and Education Alliance, and the Arkansas National Council of Christians and Jews. Dr. Titus is a member of the Council of Presidents of the 11 Historically Black Colleges and Universities supported by the United Methodist Church.
The President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities advises the President and the Secretary of Education on the development of a federal program designed to achieve an increase in the participation of historically black colleges and universities in federally sponsored programs; and advises on increasing the private sector role in strengthening historically black colleges and universities. Particular emphasis is given to facilitating technical, planning, and development advice to historically black colleges and universities, with the goal of ensuring their viability.