John Jay College of Criminal Justice named 2021 Hsi Leader by Fulbright program


One of the 35 nationally recognized institutions

(New York, New York State) – The John Jay College of Criminal Justice is proud to have been named a 2021 Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) Leader by the Fulbright Program in recognition of the College’s commitment to the Fulbright Exchange and its commitment to providing students with Latinx opportunities that enrich their educational experience.

“As one of the most diverse senior colleges in the New York City University system, we are committed to helping our students develop a global perspective on justice issues,” said the president of the University of New York. John Jay College, Karol V. Mason. “We are proud that Fulbright sees our commitment to engage more Latinx students in international studies.”

John Jay is one of 35 institutions recognized by the Fulbright Program as an HSI Leader. The initiative is part of the long-standing commitment of the US Department of State’s Office of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) to enhance diversity and inclusion within the Fulbright program and all international exchange programs. from the office.

“International experiences have played a huge role in my becoming the person I am today, but far too many black and brown students never have this opportunity or even think about it,” said Charles Davidson, program advisor. John Jay Fulbright, Director of the College’s Pre-Institute of Law and Center for Postgraduate Opportunities. “For several years, we have worked hard to introduce the Fulbright program and prepare students to apply. We are honored to be recognized for our efforts.

Thanks to Dr. Davidson’s guidance, each year John Jay’s students apply for the highly competitive Fulbright Prize and many have had the opportunity to study abroad. More recently, Shanell D. Bailey ’18 traveled to Jamaica to research the pipeline from prison to college; Houssaynatou Barry ’18 visited Ghana to study the development of women’s education; and Istou Diallo ’17 studied women with disabilities in India.

Assistant Under Secretary of State for Academic Programs Ethan Rosenzweig, speaking on behalf of ECA, which sponsors the Fulbright program, congratulated and thanked the heads of the designated institutions for recognizing the impact of the Fulbright program, in stating: “Thank you for creating a culture campus that celebrates Fulbright’s mission and international exchange. Thank you for embodying the principle that mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries will lead to a more just and peaceful society at home. “

About the John Jay College of Criminal Justice:
An international leader in justice education, the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York is a Hispanic minority service institution offering a rich liberal arts and professional studies program to 15,000 students from undergraduate and graduate studies from over 135 countries. . John Jay is home to faculties and research centers at the forefront of advancing criminal and social justice reform. In teaching, scholarship, and research, the College tackles the theme of justice and explores fundamental human desires for fairness, equality and the rule of law. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @JohnJayCollege.

About the Fulbright program
Led by the United States government in partnership with more than 160 countries around the world, the Fulbright program provides international educational and cultural exchange programs for passionate and accomplished students, scholars, artists, teachers, and professionals from all walks of life to study, teach or pursue significant studies. research and professional projects. The Fulbright Program was created to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The main source of funding for the Fulbright program is an annual credit granted by the United States Congress to the Office of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State, and Fulbright also partners with participating governments, host institutions, corporations and foundations. in countries in the United States. For more information on the Fulbright program or the US Department of State, please visit or contact the press office of the Office of Educational and Cultural Affairs by email ECA-Press @


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