Sen. Perdue hosts breakfast with Morehouse President
Cindy Morley, InsiderAdvantage
December 5, 2018
U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) kicked off the week by hosting a roundtable in Atlanta, bringing together Georgia’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities and state business leaders to discuss the state’s future workforce.
Senator Perdue is a member of the Congressional Bipartisan Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Caucus. He hosted the breakfast roundtable discussion with Dr. David A. Thomas, President of Morehouse College, and a number of 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.
“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.”
Perdue went on to say that he felt they 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,” Sen. Perdue added.
“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.”