Business Administration major and SGA member, Ralph Williams, has been selected to serve as the White House Initiative on HBCUs student ambassador for Kentucky State University.

The program was established as a part of President Barack Obama’s Executive Order 13532, Promoting Excellence, Innovation, and Sustainability at Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

“As the representative for KSU, it’s my duty to serve as an liaison between the program and my university,” Williams said. “I want to be able to communicate the needs here at KSU to the Cohort and discover how we can address these needs. I also hope to build relationships with representatives from the other HBCUs so that we can work together. I admire how there are so many gifted and talented young men and women who have the will to make a positive impact in the community.”

Williams will be responsible for providing outreach and communication with students about the value of education as a member of the 2015-2016 All-Star cohort. He will also have the responsibility of sharing promising and proven practices that support opportunities for all young people to achieve their educational and career potential.

Williams will have the opportunity to travel to HBCU Conference Week in September in Washington, D.C., and will represent the University throughout the year.

“As a junior in college, I have grown throughout my time here at KSU,”  WIlliams said.  “I understand how invaluable it is to receive an education and attend an HBCU. I was also interested in being able to represent KSU. I have so much passion for this University and have been afforded many blessings. I enjoy being able to represent this illustrious University and to spread its name throughout the world.”