White House Appoints David Price to J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board

By Matt LoJacono // November 16, 2023

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David Price

President Biden's recent announcement of key appointments to various boards and commissions includes a notable name from Sanford. David Price, Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Professor of Public Policy Studies, has been selected to serve on the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Read the announcement from the White House here.

The Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board is responsible for supervising the Fulbright Program, overseeing programs authorized by the Fulbright-Hays Act, and selecting individuals to participate in educational exchange programs globally. The 12-member board, appointed by the President, meets quarterly in Washington, DC, and plays a crucial role in establishing worldwide policies and procedures for the Fulbright Program.

Price, a respected political scientist and former U.S. Representative for the Triangle region of North Carolina brings a wealth of experience to this prestigious board. During his 17 terms in Congress from 1987 to 2022, Price served as a senior member of the Appropriations Committee and chaired key subcommittees, including Homeland Security and Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development. Notably, he initiated and chaired the House Democracy Partnership, a bipartisan commission dedicated to strengthening legislative institutions in emerging democracies.

In addition to his congressional service, Price has authored several books and articles on American politics, political institutions, political thought, ethics, and foreign policy. His latest edition of The Congressional Experience, detailing his perspectives on over three decades in Congress, was completed in 2021. His appointment to the Fulbright Board reflects a continued dedication to fostering international understanding and collaboration through education.

“Sanford proudly partners with Fulbright students, and President Biden chose the perfect steward to help guide this program. David Price will be wonderful in this role,” said Sanford Dean Judith Kelley.