Penn State Scholar to Lead the University of Belize

Cary F. Fraser, an associate professor of African and African-American studies at Pennsylvania State University, was named president of the University of Belize in Central America. The university has about 4,000 undergraduate students.

Dr. Fraser is a graduate of the University of Guyana. He holds a master’s degree from the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago and a Ph.D. in international relations and history from the Graduate Institute for International Studies at the University of Geneva in Switzerland.

Dr. Fraser has been on the faculty at Penn State since 1996. He is the former director of Penn State’s Africana Research Center.

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