Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to attend entrepreneurship roundtable at Hampton University Friday

Posted at 7:06 PM, Sep 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-24 23:04:54-04

HAMPTON, Va. - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will visit Hampton University during National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week Friday.

DeVos will tour the campus and learn more about the university's work to promote entrepreneurship and prepare graduates for success as the economy recovers from the impacts of COVID-19.

The roundtable on entrepreneurship and workforce development will take place in Student Center Ballroom B of the Hampton University Student Center at 10:30 a.m.

Participants include Dr. William R. Harvey, Hampton University President; Scott Stump, Assistant Secretary; U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Career Technical and Adult Education; and Dr. Kermit Crawford, Hampton University Avalon Endowed Professor. Other local leaders participating in the roundtable include George Taratsas of the Virginia Workforce Board; Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck; and Dr. John Nunnery of the Center for Educational Partnerships at Old Dominion University.

“It is my pleasure to welcome the U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, to our ‘Home by the Sea,’” said Dr. Harvey. “I would like to thank the Secretary for her continued commitment to entrepreneurship and workforce development. My thanks also to Dr. Megan Healy who is the Chief Workforce Advisor to the Governor of Virginia and Dr. Kermit Crawford for their tireless effort on preparing citizens for success in our economy.

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