On September 19th, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) as part of the Biden-Harris initiative to bolster Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) named 19 HBCUs as Fulbright Historically Black College and University Institutional Leaders with Alcorn State University (ASU) being one of the chosen.
This is in recognition of the Biden-Harris Administration’s dedication to inclusion, diversity and equality. The ECA created the Fulbright HBCU Institutional Leaders Initiative to commend and acknowledge the strong partnership between the Fulbright Program and HBCUs as well as encourage all HBCUs to increase their engagement with Fulbright.
Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Lee Satterfield stated, “ Historically Black Colleges and Universities are an important part of the American and global higher education communities, providing life changing exchange opportunities for American and International students, faculty, and administrators alike.
The 19 HBCUs chosen were Alcorn State University, Bennett College, Bluefield State University, Central State University, Delaware State University, Fayetteville State University, Florida A&M University, Howard University, Huston-Tillotson University, Jarvis Christian University, Lincoln University, Mississippi Valley State University, Morgan State University, North Carolina A&T State University, Spelman College, Tennessee State University, Texas Southern University, Tuskegee University, and Virginia State University.
Secretary of State Anthony Blinken stated, “Diversity makes us stronger, smarter, and more creative.