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On April 29, 2014, US DOT Secretary Foxx announced the Obama Administration’s proposal for reauthorizing the nation’s surface transportation law. Known by the acronym “GROW AMERICA,” (Generating Renewal, Opportunity, and Work with Accelerated Mobility, Efficiency, and Rebuilding of Infrastructure and Communities throughout America), the measure proposes...

May 01, 2014: As a federal government relations professional principally serving higher education and municipal entities who consistently pursue external funding that includes federal grants, I focus on working with them to implement strategies to enhance their grants success in today’s hypercompetitive environment due in...

4.16.14 - Washington D.C. The Department of Labor released the grant application for the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training program today. The program, originally outlined in the stimulus, has distributed $1.5 billion in grants to over 800 community colleges over the last three...

April 7th, 2014 - Washington D.C.  Vice President Biden outlined Monday the Obama administration's plan to boost community college graduation rates by giving college credit for job-training apprenticeships. Speaking at the annual meeting of the American Association of Community Colleges, Vice President Biden said apprenticeships provide "a pathway...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Last month, I participated in a meeting at the White House at which time we discussed President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper.  As an African-American male with a strong family background and someone educated in public K-12 schools and public universities, some would...

Over the past 12 years as a lobbyist for public higher education, I have passionately advocated for a number of issues, from STEM and research and development, to teacher training and the prevention of childhood obesity. But, I have to say, one of the most exciting...