“President to appoint Sarah Huckabee Sanders as member of Fulbright board”

October 22, 2019

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump plans to appoint a former press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders of Arkansas, to serve on the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, the White House announced last week.

The 12-member body oversees the Fulbright Program, which the U.S. State Department has branded “the most widely recognized and prestigious international exchange program in the world.”

Reached by text message, the Little Rock resident said she looks forward to serving.

“Education is vital to America’s future. I spent two years working at the [U.S.] Department of Education in the [George W.] Bush administration and I’m grateful to President Trump for the opportunity to be named to a leadership role in this great scholarship program established by a U.S. Senator from Arkansas,” she wrote.

The Fulbright Program operates in more than 160 countries around the world, awarding roughly 8,000 grants each year.

About 370,000 people have participated in the program.

Read Frank Lockwood’s entire Arkansas Democrat-Gazette article here.