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UVI Announces 2016 White House Initiative HBCU All-Star

The University of the Virgin Islands is pleased to announce the student ambassador for the 2016 White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). Joásh T. Liburd will represent UVI as one of 73 students from across 63 HBCU’s in the United States. Considered All-Stars, Liburd is recognized for his accomplishments in academics, leadership and public service.

Liburd, a native of St. Kitts, is currently a junior majoring in business administration with a concentration in finance and a minor in mathematics. As an All-Star, he is charged with promoting the value of education, developing outreach opportunities for young people to achieve their academic goals and network with other All-Stars over the course of one year. Liburd intends to focus on students with mental disabilities, including autism. “My initiative will focus on making UVI a more accommodating environment for students with disabilities,” said Liburd. “I will reach out to the various governing bodies at UVI to try to create programs and put in place various measures to ensure that such students receive adequate accommodations.”

More information is available in a news release on the Media Section of the UVI website – - and from this direct link.