THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES HUEL D. PERKINS TO THE J. WILLIAM FULBRIGHT FOREIGN SCHOLARSHIP BOARD
President Clinton announced today his intent to appoint Huel D. Perkins to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
Dr. Huel D. Perkins of Louisiana is executive assistant to the Chancellor of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, where he is also a professor of humanities. He has served as a member of the President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. He is the former Dean of Arts and Humanities at Southern University. Dr. Perkins has both critiqued and published numerous books and articles on the African-American experience in America. He has served on several dozen boards dealing with social and educational issues. Dr. Perkins is the recipient of many public service awards for his achievements both in the civic and academic communities. Dr. Perkins received a B.S. degree from Southern University and a Ph.D. from Northwestern University.
The J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board selects students, scholar, artists and professionals to participate in educational exchanges. Approximately 4,700 new grants are awarded to individuals annually through the United States Information Agency. The Fulbright Program funds overseas study, teaching and research opportunities for American citizens and provides foreign nationals with an opportunity to study and teach in the United States. The Fulbright Program will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year.