THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES TWO TO THE PRESIDENT'S BOARD OF ADVISORS ON HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES President Clinton today announced his intent to appoint the
following individuals to the President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities:
Frederick Calhoun James of Virginia is the Presiding Bishop of the Second Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. In May 1994 Bishop James was selected by President Clinton to be one of the official representatives of the United States to be a member of the Presidential Delegation to South Africa to attend the Inauguration of Nelson Mandela. He is former Presiding Bishop of the A.M.E. Church in Southern Africa. Bishop James served for eight years as Chairman of the Board of Shorter College in North Little Rock, Ark., and also eight years as Chairman of the Board of Allen University, Columbia, S.C. He is a graduate of Allen University and the Howard University School of Divinity.
Huel D. Perkins of Louisiana is Executive Assistant to the Chancellor at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, where he is also Professor Emeritus of Humanities. He has served as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Louisiana State. Prior to serving as Deputy Director for Education Programs for the National Endowment for the Humanities, Dr. Perkins was Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities at Southern University. Dr. Perkins received a Bachelor of Science from Southern University and a Ph.D. degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.
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. With particular emphasis on enhancing institutional infrastructure and facilitating planning, development, and the use of new technologies, the Board advises on increasing the private sector role in strengthening historically black colleges and universities.