University of Maryland Eastern Shore President Anderson Describes 1890 Land Grant Funding Gaps at House Committee Hearing
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Recently, the House Education and Workforce Committee’s Ranking Member Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) held a briefing with experts on the state of funding for 1890 land-grant Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). That funding remains inequitable largely due to state underfunding. That has an enormously negative impact on these institutions, the predominantly Black students who attend them and potential agriculture advancements.
Also present to discuss these issues was University of Maryland Eastern Shore President Dr. Heidi M. Anderson. “I am very passionate about 1890s because I am the graduate of an 1862 land grant, a predominantly White institution, and I also worked at three other PWIs,” said Dr. Anderson in her remarks. “Now that I happen to be the president of University of Maryland Eastern Shore, an 1890, you can say that I actually know first-hand the funding disparities between 1862s and 1890s.”
“We’ve distinguished ourselves for over 137 years. We are a high-ranked institution. This has been achieved through a dogged focus in all that we do, despite doing so with less.”
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