WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown’s (D-OH) met with Wilberforce University President, Dr. Algeania Warren Freeman, to discuss the university’s educational priorities and Wilberforce’s response to their recent accreditation difficulties. They were joined by Bishop McKinley Young, chancellor of the Wilberforce Board of Trustees; Talbert Grooms, president of the Wilberforce University Alumni Association; and Shawna Watley, a representative of Wilberforce University in Washington, D.C. 

“The student body at Wilberforce University exemplifies the academic excellence found at Ohio colleges and universities,” Brown said. “I commend Dr. Freeman’s work to help ensure these students can continue to develop into the next generation of leaders.”

In April, Ohio college and university presidents will convene in Washington for Brown’s eighth annual Ohio College Presidents Conference. Brown’s forum – the first of its kind for college presidents in Ohio – brings together leaders from two-year, four-year, private, public, and community colleges to discuss shared challenges and goals for students and institutions of higher learning.