Congratulations to Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd, Newly Elected President of Alabama State University
“I’ve known of Dr. Boyd’s great leadership attributes since our days at Alabama State University. I’m certain she will carry this reign with dedication, diligence and authority. She is the best person to take the university to the next level,” states Thomas.
Dr. Boyd has always been an outstanding role model to those in academia. In 1979, she became the first black woman to graduate from Yale University with a degree in engineering. She received a Bachelor's degree in math from ASU as well as a Master's degree and a Doctorate in divinity from Howard University in Washington, D.C.
This past summer, Dr. Boyd was the keynote speaker at the Alabama State University National Alumni Association (ASU NAA) 32nd Biennial Convention in Washington, D.C. The Convention’s theme, “Alumni On the Move: New Look, New Programs, New Opportunities,” brought alumni together from across the country. Dr. Boyd stated during her speech, “Tell the world Alabama State is a great institution and it made me the great man or woman of God that I am.”
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Alabama State University
Founded in 1867, in Marion, Alabama, as a school for African-Americans. The school started as the Lincoln Normal School with $500 raised by nine freed slaves now known as the Marion Nine, making ASU one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education. Today, Alabama State University, located in Montgomery, Ala., is an institution of higher learning which welcomes students from around the world. ASU offers nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs (http://www.alasu.edu/
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