January 2, 2007
Nelson is Selected by President George Bush
to Serve on Prestigious Advisory Board
Lincoln University President
Dr. Ivory V. Nelson has been appointed by President George
Bush to serve on the President’s Board of Advisors on
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).
advises the president and the secretary of education on public
and private issues relating to HBCUs. It meets
four times a year, with its first meeting scheduled for February
in Washington, DC.
is indeed an honor to serve on such an important board,” Dr.
Nelson said. “I
look forward to working with other board members in promoting
the needs of historically black colleges.”
who has served on several boards that focus on HBCU issues,
sees this appointment as a way that he can help promote collegiality
among colleges and improve on the contacts between colleges
and funding agencies.
Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities,
which is comprised of 18 members, was established in 1989 as
part of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges
officials appointed to the board include Dr. Beverly Daniel
Tatum of Spelman College, Dr. Delbert Baker of Oakwood College, and Dr. Belinda
Anderson of Virginia Union University.
Dr. Nelson most recently
was the recipient of the Education Leadership Award presented
by the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund. It is the organization’s
highest honor given to a sitting president of a public historically
black college or university.