Missouri designates state HBCU Week

Third week of September will honor and celebrate the state’s two historically Black universities

Young Hall on the campus of Lincoln University. (Clarion News drone photo)

From Wire Reports/Clarion News

JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Mike Parson signed six pieces of legislation into law during a signing ceremony held June 16, 2022, including Senate Bill (SB) 718, which establishes Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Week and promotes career and technical education.

SB718 designates the third week of September as HBCU Week to raise awareness of Missouri’s two HBCU’s – Lincoln University in Jefferson City and Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis.

This legislation also allows the Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development to assist students with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act application process, promoting career and technical education in Missouri.

“We are happy to be joined by Senator Washington and Representative Shields to sign SB 718 into law,” Gov. Mike Parson said via a news release. “Missourians are proud that our state is home to two Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and this legislation will help bring awareness and deserving recognition to these institutions. Additionally, this bill helps us move forward with our workforce development goals to ensure Missouri has a skilled and capable labor force.”

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