The New Chair of the NAACP Is a Highly Educated Black Woman

Roslyn M. Brock was elected chair of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization. She is the youngest chair in the organization’s 100-year history and the fourth woman to lead the organization. Brock will replace Julian Bond, who is stepping down after 11 years as chair.

Brock is vice president for advocacy and government relations for the Bon Secours Health System in Marriottsville, Maryland. She is a graduate of Virginia Union University in Richmond. She holds a master’s degree in health services administration from George Washington University, an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a master of divinity degree from Virginia Union University.