Press release from the Office off Governor William P. Clements regarding plans to assist six black private colleges, July 12, 1982
Press release from the Office off Governor William P. Clements regarding plans to assist six black private colleges, July 12, 1982. Regarding raising funds on behalf of six Texas black private colleges, in conjunction with Milledge Hart, a former member of the Texas Southern University Board of Regents.
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.. Office of Governor William P. Clements, Jr. July 12, 1982 For Immediate Release: Governor Bill Clements today announced plans to assist the six black private colleges in Texas with fund raising to support their educational programs. The Governor said Dallas businessman Milledge Hart has agreed to serve as chairman of a development board which will be formed for this effort. Hart is a former member of Texas Southern University Board of Regents. Headquarters of the board, to include some outstanding Texas business and professional men, will be located in Austin. The six private colleges which will be beneficiaries of the effort are Bishop College of Dallas, Huston-Tillotson College of Austin, Jarvis Christian College of Hawkins, Paul Quinn College of Waco, Texas College of Tyler and Wiley College of Marshall. They have a combined enrollment of approximately 4,000 students. "The role of these private colleges for the past 100 years in the Texas system of higher education is significant," Governor Clements stated. "We owe them a debt because of the contributions their graduates have made to the academic, economic and professional life of this State and the nation. "It is important that these institutions continue their historic progress," said the Governor. "Students who want to attend them should have an opportunity to do so. The funds which can be raised through a continuing aggressive effort will make it possible for the colleges to broaden the educational opportunities they offer to black students. I will do all that I can as Governor to encourage and provide leadership for this strictly non-partisan endeavor in the private sector." Governor Clements serves as honorary chairman of the annual United Negro College Fund drive in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. As Governor, he has conferred with presidents of the black colleges on several occasions in Austin and has visited the campuses of Paul Quinn, Bishop, Wiley and Huston-Tillotson colleges. # # #