Administrator Samantha Power to Travel to Mississippi for Alcorn State University Visit and Signing Ceremony

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For Immediate Release

Thursday, April 7, 2022
Office of Press Relations
press@usaid.gov

On Monday, April 11, 2022, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Samantha Power will travel to Lorman, Mississippi to announce a new partnership between USAID and Alcorn State University, the first Black land-grant institution established in the United States, to promote more inclusive and sustainable social and economic development.

During the trip, Administrator Power and Alcorn President Dr. Felecia M. Nave will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) under USAID’s Minority Serving Institutions Partnerships Initiative. The MOU underscores USAID’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility (DEIA) in its workforce. Administrator Power will also meet with students and faculty in the university’s agricultural research and climate change prediction programs.

The signing ceremony and remarks are open to the press. Please contact Mr. Larry Orman, Alcorn’s Vice President of Marketing and Communication, at leorman@alcorn.edu to RSVP. To view the event via livestream, please tune to Alcorn State University’s YouTube channel at 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET.

Last updated: June 24, 2022

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