Aminta Breaux
Bowie State University President Aminta Breaux chats with students. (Courtesy of Bowie State University)

Bowie State University and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore will join two other historically Black colleges and universities — Morgan State University and Coppin State University — to become part an expanded Cyber Warrior Diversity program aimed at providing annual grants to Maryland’s HBCUs.

Baltimore City Community College, where African Americans make up 74 percent of the student body, will also be part of the program, in which students will receive training in computer networking and cybersecurity.

“Bowie State University is well-positioned to use these new resources to build on the outstanding initiatives we have aligned with the growing and evolving needs within the cybersecurity ecosystem,” Bowie President Aminta Breaux said in a statement.

Morgan President David Wilson added that “if you are looking to have diversity in this industry, there’s no way you can achieve that if you are not looking at institutions that are producing the majority of the talent.”

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