Image from article, with caption: New Duke University trustees Jamal Edwards, Rhett Mabry and Christopher Paul.Excerpt:
Three new members joined the Duke University Board of Trustees on July 1, the school announced Wednesday.
The new trustees are Rhett Mabry, incoming president of The Duke Endowment; and recent Duke graduates Christopher Paul and Jamal Edwards. ...
Edwards, a Robertson Scholar who was elected to the board by undergraduate students, graduated from Duke in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in global health. He also studied journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He will serve a two-year term on the Board of Trustees, with the first year as an observer and the second year as voting member.
His interest in global health diplomacy led him to complete an internship in the United Nations joint program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) in the Governance and Multilateral Affairs unit. Edwards also participated in the Thomas F. Pickering Fellowship program, where he focused on a career in public diplomacy with the U.S. Department of State.
During his time at Duke, Edwards served at several different levels, namely as a resident assistant, president of the Black Student Alliance, a member of Dukes and Duchesses (a student ambassador group), and a Duke Student Government senator in Academic Affairs. He also partnered with MTV to produce the short film, "See Me in My Black Skin,” that tackles topics of race and privilege on college campuses.
Edwards will attend Stanford University in the fall to pursue a master’s degree in international policy studies.