State Department recognizes UCR for Fulbright engagement

The campus is named a Hispanic Serving Institution leader

October 10, 2022
Author: Imran Ghori
October 10, 2022

UC Riverside has been named one of 43 Fulbright Hispanic Serving Institution Leaders by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

The designation, announced Tuesday, Oct. 11, recognizes noteworthy engagement by Hispanic-Serving Institutions, or HSIs, with the Fulbright Program, the U.S. government's flagship international educational exchange program. 

The recognition is based on engagement with Fulbright participants and promotion of Fulbright program opportunities on campus during the 2021-22 academic year. UCR also received the designation last year.

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Academic Programs Ethan Rosenzweig announced the Fulbright HSI Leaders at the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) annual conference in San Diego.

“The Fulbright Program’s success with HSIs is built on real collaboration with you and your institutions,” he said. 

The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government's flagship international academic exchange program. Since its inception over 75 years ago, the Fulbright Program has given over 400,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and professionals of all backgrounds and fields the opportunity to study, teach, and conduct research abroad. 

A Nov. 7 virtual workshop will feature representatives of Fulbright HSI leaders sharing best practices to leverage Fulbright Program engagement to students and faculty members. The event is open to the public and while all are welcome, the session is specifically designed for HSI faculty, staff, and stakeholders.  Institutions can sign up here.