Raleigh, NC – Congresswoman Deborah Ross (NC-02) announced she will visit Shaw University to attend a roundtable with university leaders to discuss federal initiatives and funding opportunities for HBCUs.

Expected topics include The Institutional Grants for New Infrastructure, Technology, and Education for (IGNITE) HBCU Excellence Act and President Biden’s initiatives The American Rescue Plan and The American Families Plan. Rep. Ross will also tour Roberts Science Hall and Tupper Hall. Press is welcome to take b-roll on the tours. A media availability will follow.


Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Media Availability: approximately 12:20 PM


  • U.S. Congresswoman Deborah Ross
  • Dr. Paulette Dillard, President & CEO, Shaw University
  • Dr. Renata Dusenbury, VP of Academic Affairs, Shaw University
  • Dr. Valerie Johnson, Dean Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, Shaw University
  • Dr. Lynette Wood, Dean Business and Professional Studies, Shaw University
  • Kevin Sullivan, VP Real Estate and Strategic Development, Shaw University
  • David Alexander, Chief Information Officer, Shaw University
  • David Byrd, VP Finance and Administration, Shaw University
  • Terrence Dixon, VP Enrollment Management and Student Success, Shaw University


Members of the press interested in covering the event can RSVP to Maddie.Carlos@mail.house.gov