The American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) mourns the passing of Representative Elijah Cummings. The chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform was a steadfast champion of justice and equality through his nearly 40-year-career as a public servant and civil rights leader. His dedication to equal opportunity will be missed beyond the congressional district he represented so honorably. AASCU and its member universities in Maryland and across the country offer our condolences to his family and pay tribute to his undeniable and inspiring legacy.


The  American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) is a Washington, D.C.- based higher education association of more than 400 public colleges, universities, and systems whose members share a learning- and teaching-centered culture, a historic commitment to underserved student populations, and a dedication to research and creativity that advances their regions’ economic progress and cultural development. These are institutions Delivering America’s Promise of Opportunities for All.