Virginia State University (VSU) today entered into a landmark letter of cooperation with Minor League Baseball (MiLB) to benefit VSU’s students across various disciplines through the support of and/or participation in speaker’s series, presentations, projects, workshops, seminars and other events that will benefit the university’s students.
The agreement is in keeping with MiLB’s initiatives to increase diversity throughout its organization and to provide outreach in the communities it serves. One of the goals of MiLB’s diversity initiative is to provide students with networking and educational opportunities through a series of student-directed classroom, seminar, speaking engagements, practical experiences and internship projects.
VSU President Keith T. Miller, Ph.D. said the agreement represents a tremendous opportunity for both Virginia State and Minor League Baseball. “We are delighted about entering into this relationship,” he said. “Virtually any discipline can find a place in Minor League Baseball. This is an organization with a commitment to social responsibility and the highest ethical standards.”
MiLB President Pat O’Conner said VSU fit the profile of schools with which his organization develops associations. “Minor League Baseball couldn’t be happier,” he said. “This agreement ties into so many things we’re doing. We’re looking for trailblazers, and VSU is certainly a trailblazer.”