Ivory A. Toldson Named Director of the White House Initiative on HBCUs
Filed in Breaking News on October 2, 2015
Ivory A. Toldson, was named director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. He has been serving as acting director since the death of George Cooper in July. Dr. Toldson has served as deputy director of the office since 2013.
Prior to joining the staff at the White House, Dr. Toldson was an associate professor of education at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Earlier he taught at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Negro Education and the lead author of The Quest for Excellence: Supporting the Academic Success of Minority Males in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Disciplines (Association of Public Land Grant Universities, 2012).
Dr. Toldson is a graduate of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, where he majored in psychology. He earned a master’s degree in counselor education at Pennsylvania State University and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology at Temple University in Philadelphia.