Ivory Toldson, executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), will lead a panel discussion on the future of HBCUs at the 39th Annual National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) Conference on Thursday, Dec. 3 in Los Angeles. Toldson will address the progress the Obama Administration has made in preserving HBCUs, and how state legislators can forge new partnerships to revitalize them.
Other panelists include Robbie Melton, associate vice chancellor of eLearning, Online Learning Consortium; Alan Rowe, president, United College Action Network, Inc. (U-CAN); and Tennessee State Representative and NBCSL Agriculture and Conservation Vice-Chair Johnny Shaw.
The theme of this year's conference is Leading by Balancing Justice and Opportunities. This conference convenes the largest gathering of African-American state legislators in the nation.