When Jackson stepped in, he told students degrees would be mailed out if their behavior did not cease.
"Choose which way you want to go," he said, reported Business Insider.
Devos then continued her speech by saying the Trump administration will fight for Pell Grants for HBCUs.
"We support you and we will continue to support you," she said.
Devos has often come under fire when it comes to her understanding of HBCUs. The Education Secretary was criticized for comparing the creation of historically Black institutions to school choice.
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