12.04.18

Senator David Perdue Brings Together Georgia HBCUs & Business Leaders

Hosts Roundtable With Morehouse College President

ATLANTA, GA – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), a member of the Congressional Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus, hosted a breakfast and roundtable discussion with Dr. David A. Thomas, President of Morehouse College, and Georgia business leaders.

Roundtable attendees included Klaus Zellmer, CEO of Porsche North America, Steve Hennessey of Hennessey Auto, presidents of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and senior leadership from UPS, Aflac, and 1908 Capital.

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“Morehouse is one of the top five HBCUs in the country, and I’m proud of the work they do to develop young men into tomorrow’s leaders,” said Senator Perdue. “As a member of the HBCU Caucus, one of my top priorities is increasing engagement between the business community and our education centers. By working together, we can build a more diverse and qualified workforce, while providing students with the mentorship and support they need to succeed. We had an open and candid conversation between President Thomas and Georgia business leaders. I appreciate everyone coming to the table to share their insight and ideas, and I am encouraged about the future of Morehouse and its contributions to Georgia and our country.”

“I am appreciative of the personal support Senator Perdue has shown me since I arrived in Atlanta to become President of Morehouse College,” said President Thomas. “Monday’s hosted breakfast with members of the business community was just one more example of his commitment to seeing Morehouse and the entire Atlanta University Center thrive.”

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 Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.