Gladys Gary Vaughn
The Links, Incorporated
The Links, Incorporated
Gladys Gary Vaughn is the 13th National President of The Links, Incorporated.
She is a member of the Potomac (VA) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, and was its organizer and chartering president.
An 18-year member, prior to her historical election to the presidency by acclamation in July 2002, she has served as Chair of the Grants-In-Aid Committee, Director of the Services to Youth Program Facet, Chair of the Membership and National Vice President.
many contributions to the organization, she
has been instrumental in securing more than $2 million in funding for innovative programs leading to the improvement of the life options for children of African descent.
In her professional life, she is employed as National Program Leader for Human Sciences Research by the Families, 4-H and Nutrition Unit in the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service. (CREES), of the United States Department of Agriculture in Washington, DC.
In this capacity, she
provides program leadership, expert advice, and technical assistance to citizens, members of the civic, corporate and academic communities.
Federal agency officials and Members of Congress on a variety of family and consumer issues.
more than 30-year career in home economics/family and consumer sciences, she
earned a reputation for excellence in program design and development, grantsmanship and administration.
has secured more than $10 million in grants for visionary programs involving the professional community in cutting-edge issues such as adolescent pregnancy prevention, family planning, promotion of physical activity among African American youth, school-age child care, and recruitment and retention of minority youth in undergraduate and graduate programs.
She is a graduate of Florida A&M University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics in 1964; Iowa State University, Earning a Masters of Science in Clothing and Textiles in 1968; and University of Maryland-College Park, earning a Doctor of Philosophy in Home Economics Education and Administration in 1974.
personal life, she
is the widow of Dr Joseph B. Vaughn, Jr., their 34-year marriage ending with his
death in September 2000.
continues to reside in their home in Cabin John, Maryland.
She is a member of Metropolitan AME Church in Washington, D.C., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, the National Coalition of Black Development in Home Economics, and the Black Women's Agenda.
life's journey, she
has traveled to 50 states and 26 foreign countries.