Two African American College Administrators Have Announced Their Retirements

Olivia G. White, vice president for student life and dean of students at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, will retire later this year after more than 27 years at the college. Dr. White came to Hood College in July 1992 and has been the vice president for student life and dean of students since 1994.

Dr. White is a graduate of the College of Charleston in South Carolina, where she majored in biology. She holds a master’s degree in college student personnel from the University of South Carolina and a doctorate in higher education administration and educational leadership from Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Constance M. Carroll, who has served as chancellor of the San Diego Community College District since 2004, announced that she will retire in 2021 when her replacement is ready to take office. Prior to being named chancellor, Dr. Carroll served 11 years as president of San Diego Mesa College, the district’s largest college.

Dr. Carroll holds a bachelor’s degree in humanities from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in classics from the University of Pittsburgh.


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