Statement: Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. on Being Named Chair of the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Feb 27, 2018
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The president and chief executive officer of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., issued this statement: 

I am honored to be named chair of the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

HBCUs are a personal passion of mine. In fact, I spent more than seven years as president and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. So this appointment in a volunteer advisory role is a natural fit for me.

As president and CEO of SHRM, I hear from employers across the country. I believe SHRM can work with CEOs to connect industries to the diverse talents of HBCUs and other educational institutions. 

I look forward to working with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Johnathan Holifield and the team of the White House HBCU Initiative.

Media: Contact Kate Kennedy of SHRM Media Relations at Kate.Kennedy@shrm.org and 703-535-6260.

About the Society for Human Resource Management
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