A group of HBCUs in North Carolina has established the North Carolina Study Abroad/Global Engagement Consortium. The effort, which is the brainchild of Jimmy R. Jenkins Sr., president of Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina, is designed to promote study abroad initiatives among students at North Carolina’s Black colleges and universities. The consortium, will also seek to increase opportunities for scholars at these schools to teach at foreign universities.
Earl M. Brown Jr. has been selected to lead the program. Brown, who has traveled to 27 African countries, has held positions at the African Development Foundation, the Research Triangle Institute, and at Elizabeth City State University. He is a graduate of Morgan State University in Baltimore and holds a master’s degree from Hunter College of the City University of New York. He has completed doctoral studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.