John Jay College Of Criminal Justice Named 2021 Hsi Leader By Fulbright Program

John Jay College Of Criminal Justice Named 2021 Hsi Leader By Fulbright Program

John Jay College Of Criminal Justice Named 2021 Hsi Leader By Fulbright Program

One of 35 Institutions Recognized Nationally

(New York, NY) -- John Jay College of Criminal Justice is proud to be named a 2021 Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) Leader by the Fulbright Program in recognition of the College’s engagement with the Fulbright exchange and its dedication to providing Latinx students with opportunities that enrich their educational experience.

“As one of the most diverse senior colleges in the City University of New York system, we are committed to helping our students develop a global perspective about issues of justice,” says John Jay College President Karol V. Mason. “We are proud that Fulbright sees our commitment to engaging more Latinx students in international study.” 

John Jay is one of 35 institutions to be recognized by the Fulbright Program as an HSI Leader. The initiative is part of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) longstanding commitment to build diversity and inclusion within the Fulbright Program and within all the Bureau’s international exchange programs.

“International experiences have played a huge role in my becoming the person I am today, but far too many Black and Brown students never have that opportunity or even think about it,” says John Jay’s Fulbright Program Advisor Charles Davidson, Director of the College’s Pre-Law Institute and Center for Post-Graduate Opportunities. “For several years, we have worked hard to showcase the Fulbright program and prepare students to apply. We are honored to be recognized for our efforts.”

With the benefit of Dr. Davidson’s guidance, each year John Jay students apply for the very competitive Fulbright Award and several have earned opportunities to study abroad. Most recently, Shanell D. Bailey ’18 travelled to Jamaica to research the Prison-to-College-Pipeline; Houssaynatou Barry ’18 travelled to Ghana to study women’s educational development; and Istou Diallo ’17 studied women with disabilities in India.

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Academic Programs Ethan Rosenzweig, speaking on behalf of ECA, which sponsors the Fulbright Program, congratulated and thanked the leadership of the designated institutions for recognizing the impact of the Fulbright Program, saying, “Thank you for creating a campus culture that celebrates the mission of Fulbright and international exchanges. Thank you for epitomizing the principle that mutual understanding between peoples of the United States and other countries will lead to a more just and peaceful society at home.”

About John Jay College of Criminal Justice: 
An international leader in educating for justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York is a Hispanic Serving Institution and Minority Serving Institution offering a rich liberal arts and professional studies curriculum to 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 135 nations. John Jay is home to faculty and research centers at the forefront of advancing criminal and social justice reform. In teaching, scholarship and research, the College engages the theme of justice and explores fundamental human desires for fairness, equality and the rule of law. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @JohnJayCollege.

About the Fulbright Program
Led by the United States government in partnership with more than 160 countries worldwide, the Fulbright Program offers international educational and cultural exchange programs for passionate and accomplished students, scholars, artists, teachers, and professionals of all backgrounds to study, teach, or pursue important research and professional projects. The Fulbright Program was created to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.  The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and Fulbright also partners with participating governments, host institutions, corporations, and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States. For further information about the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State, please visit or contact the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Press Office by e-mail