Central State president attended meeting with President Donald Trump

Central State University’s president joined President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C. on Monday and Tuesday to discuss historically black colleges and universities.

CSU president Cynthia Jackson-Hammond participated in the meetings, which also included members of Trump’s administration and members of congress, according to the university. Presidents from historically black colleges and universities discussed how to sustain their schools and their overall missions.

“HBCU leaders were able to position our mission, vision and intentions regarding the sustainability of our universities,” Jackson-Hammond said. “We were heard and we all hope that intentional actions will occur.”

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House Speaker Paul Ryan, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Omarosa Manigault, director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison, all participated in the meetings, according to the university. Manigault is a Central State graduate.

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