The Honorable Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)
The nine-term congresswoman will speak on some aspect of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). At present, Representative Johnson is the highest-ranking Texan on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. In addition to being a Senior Democratic Whip, she has earned a reputation as a foreign policy expert and has worked to improve human rights around the world. A champion of higher education, she co-founded the House HBCU Caucus in September 2008. During the 107th legislative session, Congresswoman Johnson chaired the Congressional Black Caucus. Lecture is in the Great Hall.