WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) congratulates President-elect Donald J. Trump on his historic election as the 45 th President of the United States of America. As a non-partisan higher education non-profit organization advocating for the nation's publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), we work to ensure that HBCUs remain part of the political conversation. We are hopeful that the incoming Trump Administration will continue to engage with TMCF and the HBCU community to find positive solutions and solve important issues such as student loan debt and tuition costs. TMCF stands ready to serve as a resource to the Administration and work as a partner to strengthen the nation's higher education sector and HBCUs. We look forward to having a productive and substantive working relationship on behalf of our member schools with President-elect Trump, Vice President-elect Pence as well as the entire Administration." Johnny C. Taylor Jr., TMCF President & CEO. Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. is available for additional comments. About Thurgood Marshall College Fund The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), established in 1987 is named for the U.S. Supreme Court's first African-American Justice. TMCF represents all Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and its member-schools include the 47 publicly-supported HBCUs. With TMCF member-schools educating 80% of all students attending HBCUs, TMCF helps students with a clear intention to succeed acquire a high-quality college education at an affordable cost. TMCF also efficiently connects high performing, world-ready students with top tier employment opportunities—access that students or employers might not have on their own. Through its scholarships and programs, TMCF plays a key role in preparing the leaders of tomorrow.