Thank you, Dr. Kim Hunter Reed, for that generous introduction, and for your outstanding leadership of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). I also want to thank Secretary John King for helping to host this conference, and for all that he does for HBCUs at the Department of Education. I want to acknowledge our tremendous panelists for their time and expertise, including my colleagues Nancy Rodriguez, Director of the National Institute of Justice, and Calvin Hodnett, the Justice Department’s special advisor for campus public safety. And of course, I want to thank the many HBCU leaders, faculty members, and students who are here today. You are the lifeblood of our nation’s historically black colleges and universities, and together, you are writing a new chapter in HBCUs’ proud legacy of serving, enriching, and empowering not only African Americans, but all Americans.