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Texas Southern University named Fulbright's Historically Black College and University Institutional Leader

Jackson Cutler

Texas Southern University

Texas Southern University has been named a Fulbright Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Institutional Leader for the second year in a row.

The US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) is awarding selected HBCUs for their outstanding achievements with the Fulbright Program, the US government’s renowned foreign educational exchange program. TSU is one of 20 historically black colleges and universities to receive this honor.

“Texas Southern University is pleased to be recognized as an HBCU Institutional Leader by the Fulbright Program for a second year,” said Kenneth Huewitt, TSU’s interim president. “This distinction speaks to TSU’s commitment to foster connections with students and culture worldwide and serves as a testament to TSU’s legacy of Excellence in Achievement.”

This group of 20 HBCUs, including Texas Southern University, has received its Fulbright HBCU Institutional Leader status, as they have shown significant support for Fulbright exchange participants during the 2019-2020 academic year and have offered Fulbright program opportunities to students.

ECA established the HBCU Institutional Leader title in 2019 to acknowledge the strong connections between the Fulbright Program and HBCUs. This initiative is part of the United States Department of State’s long-standing commitment to increasing diversity and equality in the Fulbright Program and all Bureau’s international exchange programs.

“Congratulations to this year’s 20 Fulbright Historically Black College and University Institutional Leaders,” said Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Matthew Lussenhop. “We salute you and your institutions for your engagement with the Fulbright Program and for your commitment to providing life-changing opportunities to students, faculty, and administrators. HBCU participation is critical to fully representing the diversity of the United States through the Fulbright Program.

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