Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board Elects New Chair, Vice Chair

12/07/2022 10:48 AM EST


Office of the Spokesperson

The U.S. Department of State announced yesterday that the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB) held its annual leadership elections today and elected Donna Brazile as the Board Chair and Michael Trager as Vice Chair.

The 12-Member Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board was established by Congress to supervise the global Fulbright Program as authorized by the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 (PL87-256), also called the Fulbright-Hays Act.

Appointed by the President of the United States and representing diverse facets of American society, the Board selects students, scholars, teachers, and professionals from the United States and abroad to participate in Fulbright exchanges.

In close coordination with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. embassies, bilateral Fulbright Commissions in partner countries, and the U.S. Department of Education’s International and Foreign Language Office of Postsecondary Education, the Board promotes the Fulbright Program to audiences around the world. The Board meets quarterly to establish policies for Fulbright participant selection and Program operations.