Obama appoints former campaign director to Fulbright Board

President Barack Obama this week appointed Mark C. Alexander of Montclair to the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

A professor of law at Seton Hall University, Alexander served as Obama’s New Jersey campaign director during the 2008 presidential primary. 

One of four presidential appointees to the board, Alexander joined Mark Brzezinski, Lisa Caputo and Shelby Lewis. 

“The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board will be well served by the experience and expertise these impressive individuals bring to their new roles,” Obama said in a statement. “I am proud to have them serve in this Administration, and I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead.”

Created by Congress to supervise the U.S. government’s premier international educational exchange program, the Fulbright Program’s board consists of 12 presidential appointments drawn from academic, cultural and public life, according to the Fulbright website.

Obama appoints former campaign director to Fulbright Board