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President Obama Appointee to Speak at UVI Pride Week Event

Dr. George E. Cooper, executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), will be the guest speaker at the University of the Virgin Islands Pride Week rally at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 26, outside the Melvin H. Evans Center on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix. Dr. Cooper will address the value of HBCUs to higher education and the general community.

Dr. Cooper is the first member of President Barack Obama’s HBCU Initiative to visit the UVI campus. The University of the Virgin Islands is one of 105 HBCUs located in 20 states and the District of Columbia. More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website - – and from this direct link.