WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of State announced the election results for the 2014 J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
According to the announcement, the Fulbright Board re-elected Tom Healy for a third term as chairman and elected Betty Castor vice chair, succeeding Susan Ness.
The Fulbright Board was established by the U.S. Congress in 1961 to select Fulbright award recipients, set policies, and publish an annual report. The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the State Department, is considered America's "flagship international exchange program."
Fulbright grants have funded 325,000 participants in more than 180 countries to study, teach, conduct research, and find "solutions to shared international challenges."