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HBCU Campaign Chancellor/President Spotlight Tuesday - Dr. George C. Wright
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PVAMUPrez1_zpsjwzgb9zr.jpgEvery Tuesday the D.J's Music Site HBCU Campaign Fund organization will highlight a HBCU Chancellor or President. This is in promotion of our social media campaign to bring awareness and support the excellence of historically black colleges and universities.

This Tuesday (10/27/15), we highlighted Dr. George C. Wright, (pictured on the right), President of Prairie View A&M University University.

Dr. George C. Wright is the seventh President of Prairie View A&M University, the second oldest public institution of higher education.

A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Dr. Wright received his Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in history from the University of Kentucky and his doctorate in history from Duke University. In 2014, Dr. Wright was awarded an honorary doctorate of letters from the University of Kentucky.

Prior to joining the Prairie View A&M University family, Dr. Wright was executive Vice-President for academic affairs and provost at the University of Texas at Arlington. Prior to that post, he was provost and Vice President fro academic affairs with increasing responsibilities from 1995 to 1998. In 1993, he joined the faculty at Duke University as vice provost for university programs and directors of the Afro-American studies program at Duke University at Duke, he also held the William R. Kenan Jr., Chair in American History from 1980 to 1993, he served as an assistant professor, associate professor, professor, and was the holder of the Mastin Gentry White Professorship of Southern History and vice provost for undergraduate education at the University of Texas at Austin. His wealth of experience in higher education began as an assistant professor at the University of Kentucky in 1977.

Dr. Wright is the author of three books, which includes: A History of Blacks in Kentucky: In Pursuit of Equality, 1865-1980, Volume II; Racial Violence in Kentucky, 1865-1940: Lynchings, MOB Rule, and "Legal Lynchings", and the Life Behind a Veil: Blacks in Louisville, Kentucky, 1865-1930. He was presented the Governors Award by the Kentucky Historical Society for Lynchings, MOB Rule and "Legal Lynchings", and the Life Behind a Veil: Blacks in Louisville, Kentucky. He currently has another book in progress, a biography of Robert Charles O' Hara Benjamin: A "Forgotten" Afro-American Leader and has published numerous articles, chapters in books and essays.

Active in his community, Dr. Wright has served as a member of the Board of Directors of City of Arlington Chamber Foundations and the Medical Center of Arlington. He has also served as a member of the Editorial Board for the Southern Biography Series at Louisiana State University, the Board of Editors of the Journals of Southern History and the Southern Historical Association Program Committee.

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For more information about Prairie View A&M University, visit www.pvamu.edu.


Source: https://www.pvamu.edu/president/about-the-president/



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