Kentucky State University president to participate in FCC roundtable

Kentucky State University president to participate in FCC roundtable

Posted on April 30, 2020 in COVID-19 stayinformed

Kentucky State University President M. Christopher Brown II will participate in the upcoming HBCU President’s Roundtable: The State of Connectivity in the Age of COVID-19 hosted by FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks May 4 at 1 p.m. ET. 

The virtual roundtable will focus on discussion about the connectivity needs of students, faculty and staff at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) during the global pandemic. 

According to a release from the FCC, “HBCUs across the country have found creative solutions to address broadband connectivity for their students and employees who live in rural areas, urban communities, and suburban towns.”

President Brown is joining presidents from Norfolk State University, Howard University, Clark Atlanta University, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Alabama State University and information technology administration members from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and Morgan State University. 

The event will also feature special remarks from U.S. Representative Alma Adams (NC-12) and U.S. Representative G.K. Butterfield (NC-01) and convene Presidents and leadership from HBCUs across the nation. The panel discussion will be moderated by David Johns, Executive Director of the National Black Justice Coalition and former Executive Director of the White House. 

Advance registration is not required. Audio/video coverage of the meeting will be broadcast live with open captioning over the Internet from the FCC’s web page at The FCC’s webcast is free to the public. 

In addition to open captioning, reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Send an email to or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice) or 202-418-0432 (TTY).