Representative Andre Carson’s bill to increase funding to HBCU’s was successful and will help to permanently fund historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving institutions, and other minority-serving institutions. The Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education (FUTURE) Act (H.R. 5363), extends mandatory funding of Title III, Part F of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) for Hispanic-serving institutions (HSIs), historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), predominantly black institutions (PBIs), and other minority-serving institutions (MSIs). Rep. Carson was very instrumental in this effort and wrote legislation that amended the FUTURE Act to restore and permanently extend the $255 million in annual funding for our institutions. To commemorate this historic moment, a picture was taken on the floor with Legislators representing MSIs in their respective states:
The University was delighted when Rep. Carson chose to represent Martin University, the only PBI of Higher Education in the State of Indiana. Since current President, Dr. Sean Huddleston, began his tenure at Martin, he has worked diligently with the office of Rep. Carson to ensure that PBIs were included in his advocacy and support of Minority Serving Institutions. Rep. Carson has always responded favorably and has continuously underscored his support for and belief in Martin. Martin is now working with the office of Rep. Carson on modifying the enrollment criteria for Federally designated PBIs to a number less than 1,000 students, as is currently written.