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Virginia State University Named a 2023 Fulbright HBCU Institutional Leader


From The Fulbright Program:


On September 18, the U.S. Department of State announced 19 HBCUs as “Fulbright HBCU Institutional Leaders” in recognition of their noteworthy engagement with the Fulbright Program during the 2022-23 academic year.


2023 Fulbright HBCU Institutional Leaders:


  • Alcorn State University - Mississippi

  • Bennett College - North Carolina

  • Bluefield State University - West Virginia

  • Central State University - Ohio

  • Delaware State University - Delaware

  • Fayetteville State University - North Carolina

  • Florida A&M University - Florida

  • Howard University - Washington, D.C.

  • Jackson State University - Mississippi

  • Jarvis Christian University - Texas

  • The LeMoyne-Owen College - Tennessee

  • Lincoln University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania

  • Mississippi Valley State University - Mississippi

  • Morgan State University - Maryland

  • North Carolina Central University - North Carolina

  • Spelman College - Georgia

  • Texas Southern University - Texas

  • Tuskegee University - Alabama

  • Virginia State University - Virginia


ECA established the Fulbright HBCU Institutional Leaders Initiative in 2019 to recognize and commend the strong partnership between the Fulbright Program and HBCUs. This initiative is part of the U.S. State Department’s long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion within the Fulbright Program and within the Bureau’s exchange programs overall.


With a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) in all aspects of its work, the Fulbright Program recruits and supports diverse student and scholar applicants and institutions, taking concerted steps to ensure that participants from all backgrounds and all types of institutions are represented in the Program and have successful and rewarding experiences before, during, and after their exchange.



Assistant Secretary Lee Satterfield congratulates the HBCU Institutional Leaders and emphasizes diversity as one of America’s greatest strengths.


"The HBCU Institutional Leader status recognizes engagement with and promotion of the Fulbright Program. Recognized HBCUs host Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants and Fulbright Scholars-in-Residence, who teach in HBCU classrooms, and other international Fulbright Students and Scholars; have U.S. students, faculty, and staff carry out Fulbright awards to study, teach, or conduct research abroad; and promote Fulbright on campus."


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