Leaders Are Named for White House Effort on HBCUs

New Leader of White House Initiative on HBCUs Comes With Controversial Past 1

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George E. Cooper

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The Times and Democrat

George E. Cooper

George E. Cooper, a former president of South Carolina State University, has been chosen to lead the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges, the U.S. Department of Education has said.

His appointment this month as the initiative's executive director comes a few months after leaders and advocates of historically black colleges complained that they were "disappointed and dismayed" by the administration's delay in filling the post, which has been vacant