Suns PG Chris Paul appointed by President Joe Biden to serve as advisor on HBCUs
Mar 31, 2022, 2:50 PM
United States President Joe Biden has appointed Phoenix Suns guard Chris Paul among 17 others to serve on a board of advisors for Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
“His advocacy for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) is extremely important and through his Chris Paul Family Foundation, he has actively expanded a Business of Entertainment Media and Sports special topics course at NC A& T, Southern University, Winston Salem State and Clark Atlanta University,” the government’s press release on Thursday said of Paul.
“His production company, Ohh Dip!!! creates content across multiple platforms, which includes the Why Not Us franchise of shows with NC Central Men’s Basketball and FAMU Football.”
The board was created to help the Biden administration’s HBCU Initiative. The Biden administration said it has already committed $5.8 billion to support HBCUs.
Biden last year named Drs. Tony Allen and Glenda Glover as the board’s chair and vice chair, respectively.
Paul has been heavily involved in building support for HBCUs in the past.
He helped bring HBCU game events to Phoenix and Footprint Center in November at the start of the college basketball season and then in February during NBA All-Star weekend.