Path to Excellence and Innovation History

White House Initiative on HBCUs History

In 1980, President Jimmy Carter signed Executive Order 12232, which established a federal program “… to overcome the effects of discriminatory treatment and to strengthen and expand the capacity of historically black colleges and universities to provide quality education.”

 

In 1981, President Reagan, under Executive Order 12320, established the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, which expanded the previous program and set into motion a government wide effort to strengthen our nation’s HBCUs. In 1989, President George Bush signed Executive Order 12677. This executive order established a Presidential Advisory Board on Historically Black Colleges and Universities to advise the president and the secretary of education on methods, programs, and strategies to strengthen these valued institutions.

 

In 1993, President William Jefferson Clinton signed Executive Order 12876. This executive order required for a senior level executive in each agency have oversight in implementing the order, and that the Office of Management and Budget be involved in monitoring implementation of the order.

 

On Feb. 12, 2002, President George W. Bush signed Executive Order 13256. This executive order transferred the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities to the Office of the Secretary within the U.S. Department of Education. Previously, the White House Initiative was housed in the Department’s Office of Postsecondary Education.*

 

*The history of the White House Initiative on HBCUs is cited from https://sites.ed.gov/whhbcu/about-us/

 

 

PEI Timeline

2019

North Carolina HBCU Roundtable

Conducted first training at the University of the Virgin Islands

Hosted first Federal HBCU Industry Day

HBCU Workshop at the Biennial NIH Small Business Industry Day

Conducting a workshop at the White House Initiative on HBCUs National HBCU Week Conference

Organizing the WHIHBCU Inaugural HBCU Industry Day

 

2018

HBCU Advisory Board established

Strategic Partnership Symposium

Organized first NIH HBCU Town Hall Meeting

Conducted a workshop at the White House Initiative on HBCUs National HBCU Week Conference

     

2017

The NIH awarded a contract to Supreme Solutions, Inc. to support the Path to Innovation and Excellence HBCU contracting initiative

The Path to Sustainability Pilot Program was presented to White House officials during the National Black Chamber of Commerce Event

The NIH provided the first HBCU training in junction with the Small Business Industry Day

 

2016

Emerging Technology Consortium (ETC) received a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for Entrepreneurship and Innovation from Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

Government alliance formed with the NIH, Department of Commerce MBDA and The White House Initiative on HBCUs to support the Path to Sustainability

ETC receives extension of MOU from the NIH to support the Path to Sustainability Contracting Initiative

The NIH hosts the first Path to Sustainability HBCU Symposium on “Big Data”

The White House Initiative on HBCUs highlights the NIH Path to Sustainability as part of their monthly webinar with HBCUs nationwide

The NIH Head of the Contracting Activity (HCA) participated as a panelist at the Annual HBCU Conference

 

2015

First HBCU Partnership Conference held at the NIH

HBCUs and MBE teams identified and formed

       The NIH and ETC sign Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support the HBCU Path to Sustainability

Contracting Initiative

The NIH Head of the Contracting Activity (HCA) participated as a panelist at the Annual HBCU Conference

 

2014

HBCU Path to Sustainability concept was developed and presented to NIH by Emerging Technology Consortium       (ETC)

 

Last Modified On: Jul 16, 2019