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President Biden Appoints NBA Star To Board Of Advisors

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BEIJING, CHINA - DECEMBER 05: U.S Vice President Joe Biden attends a business leader breakfast at the The St. Regis Beijing hotel on December 5, 2013 in Beijing, China. U.S Vice President Joe Biden is on an official visit to China from December 4 to 5. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

On Thursday, President Joe Biden announced which leaders will be appointed to the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. One of the leaders added to this board is none other than Phoenix Suns star Chris Paul.

Paul is no stranger to guiding an organization. He was the President of the NBA Players Association for eight years.

Now, Paul will be tasked helping HBCUs provide the "highest-quality education to its students and continue serving as engines of opportunity."

The rest of the board includes Makola M. Abdullah, Javaune Adams-Gaston, Paige Blake, Thasunda Brown Duckett, William A. Deese, Patrick Cokley, Monica Goldson, Brett J. Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Beverly W. Hogan, Lisa P. Jackson, Shevrin D. Jones, Walter M. Kimbrough, William F. L. Moses, Quinton T. Ross Jr., Ruth J. Simmons and Janeen Uzzell.

The Biden administration has stated that it's committed to supporting the mission of HBCUs. Adding a notable figure like Paul could help out that cause.

From The White House:

Christopher “Chris” Paul is a twelve-time NBA All-Star with the Phoenix Suns, two-time Olympic Gold medalist and is listed as one of the NBA’s 75 greatest players in NBA history. Off the court, he’s a father, husband, entrepreneur, activist, and philanthropist. His leadership and impact are well noted in the sports industry as he recently ended an eight-year tenure as the President of the National Basketball Players Association. 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.

Congrats to CP3 on this incredible honor.