August 23, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Journey From Housing Project to University Presidency, Sept. 9

George Wright 300pxThe departments of African American Studies, History and Political Science and the Women’s Center welcome Dr. George Wright to Ohio University on Monday, Sept. 9, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Walter Rotunda.

Wright, a noted African American scholar who has written extensively on topics such as racial violence in Kentucky, is the President of Prairie View A&M University, the second oldest public institution of higher education in Texas and a historically black college and university. He will address “From Housing Project to the Presidency of PVAMU: The Personal Odyssey of George C. Wright.”

The 129-year old HBCU has an established reputation for producing thousands of African American engineers, nurses and educators and is a member of the Texas A& M University System, dedicated to fulfilling its land-grant mission of achieving excellence in teaching, research and service, according to the Prairie View A&M website.

Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Dr. Robin D. Muhammad, Chair and Associate Professor of African American Studies and Director of the African American Research and Service Institute at Ohio University.

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