On the Yard podcast.


This episode explores what historically Black and minority-serving institutions can expect from the Biden-Harris presidential administration. Through a conversation with Dr. Terrell Strayhorn, Director of Virginia Union University's Center for the Study of HBCUs, On the Yard highlights the policy agenda established by President Joseph R. Biden.

Strayhorn serves as the Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs at Virginia Union University. He is also a Professor of Urban Education and the Director of the Center for the Study of HBCUs.

He is the author of the report released this year by the Center, A Pledge of Allegiance to Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Key Priorities of the Biden/Harris Administration. This report synthesizes the new administration's education priorities that will most directly impact HBCUs, and provides a vehicle for tracking accountability to the HBCU community as the policy agendas for these institutions evolve.

Revealing the reality that HBCUs receive less than 1% of federal funding, the report identifies and addresses several policy gaps that President Biden aims to correct that could most immediately address inequities in funding for HBCUs.  

To learn more about how the administration will address those gaps and to find out what HBCU leaders and advocates should be doing right now, listen to the podcast here.

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On the Yard explores the culture and leadership trends happening across Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) nationwide. The podcast dives into the unique issues faced by these historic and minority-serving institutions through a series of conversations with leaders and advocates.


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