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Dr. Gwendolyn E. Boyd

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Alabama State University
915 South Jackson Street
Montgomery , Alabama 36101
United States

Company Description: Alabama State University, founded in 1867, offers nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, from its historic teacher education program to its new,...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Master of Science degree , mechanical engineering
    Yale University
  • Master of Divinity degree
    Howard University
  • honorary doctorate of Humane Letters degree
    Lincoln University
  • honorary doctorate of Humane Letters
    Bennet College for Women
  • B.S. degree , physics and music
    Alabama State University
  • B.S. degree , mathematics
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Arrive early for a seat at ..., 1 Jan 2015 [cached]
Arrive early for a seat at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service at Ebenezer Baptist Church, which features keynote speaker Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd, President of Alabama State University.
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In this Dec. 20, 2013 photo, Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd is offered the presidency of Alabama State University by the Board of Trustees at the ASU campus in Montgomery, Ala. Boyd is one of several women who are shattering the glass ceiling in the Montgomery area.
It seems that the honeymoon of Alabama State University's newly elected President Gwendolyn Boyd and the school's board of trustees is over.
The board unanimously voted Dec. 20 to select Boyd, an ASU alum and a former Delta Sigma Theta national president, to be the next-and first female-president in the university's 146-year history.
However, a series of letters obtained and recently published by The Montgomery Advertiser show that the love between the new president and some trustees may have diminished.
The back-and-forth letters emerged after Boyd presented a new organizational chart at a trustee committee meeting on April 25-and then almost immediately released the information to the media.
Dean further said that Boyd seemed not to understand the role of the board and that it had the statutory authority to approve the final organizational structure.
In a response dated April 28, Boyd defended her actions.
"It is with shock and dismay that I read your stated correspondence, which does not reflect accurately the events which transpired or the cordial relationship that I thought I had with the members of the board of trustees," Boyd wrote. "In my opinion, your assessment of me is unfair and inaccurate."
Boyd said she has always been conscientious in responding to board members' visits, phone calls or texts. She also recounts an April 11 meeting with Dean during which he reviewed the draft of the organizational chart-an action Dean denies-and told her to "just give it" to other board members at an upcoming meeting.
Boyd also references an April 24 meeting in her office with Trustee Marvin Wiggins, ASU general counsel Kenny Thomas and attorney Donald Watkins.
The meeting, Boyd said, was held to discuss forming a relationship with the FBI, a follow-up to a previous meeting in which someone tried to convince Boyd to provide statements from the sister of former ASU employee Jacqueline Weatherly.
Boyd indicated that she chose not to speak with the FBI since the case had already been adjudicated and she felt it was not in the university's best interest to dredge up more "negative press.
"Yes, I did stand my ground with (Wiggins)," Boyd wrote.
According to the Advertiser, Dean recently said the issues between trustees and Boyd had been worked out in private.
A spokesman with Boyd's office told the AFRO that "rather than comment on the situation you reference, President Boyd is focusing on her role as the leader of our University and her desire to enhance the already good progress that we are making in the lives and education of our greatest asset, which is our students."
"She is also busy working on the proposed implementation of her campus-wide reorganization plan that comes up for discussion at a Board of Trustees meeting on May 23," he added.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Inc., 8 Aug 2014 [cached]
Gwendolyn E. Boyd Co-Chair, Social Action Commission
NPN Leaders | National Professionals Network, 30 May 2014 [cached]
Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd- National President, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd National President, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
M. L. King Jr. 2015 Holiday ..., 24 Nov 2014 [cached]
M. L. King Jr. 2015 Holiday Address to be Delivered by Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd, First Female President of Alabama State University
Dr. Gwendolyn Boyd, first female president of Alabama State University, will be the keynote speaker at The King Center's 47th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Services in Atlanta.
Dr. Gwendolyn E. Boyd, the first female president of Alabama State University, will be the keynote speaker at The King Center's 47th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service.
In addition to serving as president of Alabama State University since February of this year, Dr. Boyd has served on the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African-Americans and as the 22nd National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., an organization of 250,000 members. Dr. Boyd, an ordained itinerant elder in the AME Church, was awarded the Doctor of Ministry and Master's degrees from Howard University, as well as a Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University. She has also chaired the Johns Hopkins University Diversity leadership Council.
"We are honored to have ASU president, Gwendolyn Boyd, deliver the keynote address at our Annual Commemorative Service," said King in announcing Dr. Boyd's participation. "We are honored to have ASU president, Gwendolyn Boyd, deliver the keynote address at our Annual Commemorative Service," said King in announcing Dr. Boyd's participation.
Beyond the historical linkage, however, Dr. Boyd is also an engaging speaker with oratorical abilities that are surpassed only by her passion for social justice and equality.
Dr. Boyd's speaking at the Annual Commemorative Service will be steeped in both history and irony as the nation prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act-landmark legislation that expanded the national electorate during a time when blacks were systematically denied access to the ballot. Alabama, particularly, the cities of Selma and Montgomery, the latter being the state's capital and location of Alabama State University, are forever etched in America's memory since events in both municipalities exposed to the nation the Constitutional contradictions that characterized Dixie's dastardly disregard for the Fifteenth Amendment. Alumni from the institution that Boyd attended as an undergraduate, and now leads as its chief executive, including, Reverends Ralph D. Abernathy, Fred Shuttlesworth and Fred Reese, were with the Southern Christian leadership Conference's (SCLC) steering committee that worked alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the planning of the 54-mile march to Montgomery from Selma.
Dr, Gwendolyn E. Boyd, President of Alabama State University
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