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of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She retired from The Skillman Foundation at the end of 2013. Among her many awards and recognitions, Soror Goss won City Year Detroit’s Idealist in Action Award and Olivet College’s Leadership in Individual and Social Responsibility Award in 2011. The Detroit News named Goss a 2010 Michiganian of the Year. While leading The Skillman Foundation, Goss was active with numerous nonprofits and philanthro-py organizations. She has served on the board of City Connect Detroit, the Council of Michigan Foundations, the Council on Foundations, the Education Achievement Authority, Living Cities, New Detroit Inc., the University of Michigan Alumni Association, and the Youth Develop-ment Commission. Clark Atlanta University Presi-dent Carlton E. Brown appointed Soror Trisa Long Paschal to vice president for institution-al advancement and university relations. Paschal joined Clark Atlanta University Feb. 3 as inter-im vice president for institutional advancement and university relations. A native of Akon, Ohio, Paschal brings more than 25 years of experience with increasing responsibility in fund development and administration. She has successfully led a $115 million effort, with a career accomplishment of $250 million, to date. Paschal began her career in 1988 as director of the annual fund and major gifts office at the University of Akron, where she received both the Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in education. From 1993 to 2003, she served as associate vice president for institution-al advancement and then vice president for institutional advancement at Spelman College, procuring more than $90 million in funding from campus-wide collaborations and an expanded constituency base. From 2004 to 2008, she served as director of enduring gifts for the Salvation Army USA, increasing funding by $4.5 million. She was director of alumni relations and development at Golden Key International Honour Society Inc., from 2010 to 2011, engaging two million alumni volunteers worldwide. Also, as an entrepreneur, she was development consultant at T. Paschal and Associates from 2012 to 2014, providing counsel and strategic planning to education and nonprofit clients. Along with being a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., she is a member of Leadership Atlanta and Cobb County Board District 4. Dr. Shenila Hill Rodri-guez graduated from the 29th Class of Leadership Gwinnett May 3, 2014. Within months of graduating, Dr. Rodriguez was appointed to the Leadership Gwinnett Foundation Board of Directors. Serving with the other board members, Dr. Rodriguez will set strategic direction and manage the overall governance of Leadership Gwinnett, LLC. In 2013, Dr. Rodriguez received the Outstanding Georgia Citizens Award from the Georgia Secretary of State and the Women on Fire Community Activist Award from the Metro Atlanta Chapter of Bennett College National Alumnae Association. As an experienced or-ganization, 30 • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. management and leadership consultant, Dr. Rodriguez holds a Bachelor of Science in mathematics, Master of Science in technology management, and Doctor of Philosophy in organization and management with a specialization in leadership. Soror Rodriguez was initiated into the Gamma Lamb-da Chapter at Johnson C. Smith University in 1987. Soror Rodriguez is the immediate past president of the Gwinnett County Alumnae Chapter. Soror Lottie Shack-elford has been elect-ed as the Democratic National Committee’s Women’s Caucus Chair. Soror Shackelford has a long tenure of service to the Democratic Party. She was the first woman ever elected mayor of Little Rock, Ark. and has served as a Senate-confirmed political appointee under President Bill Clinton. Soror Shackelford is also the DNC’s longest serving vice chair, serving under six different chairs during her 18 year tenure. Soror Shackelford ran on her commitment to men-toring the next generation of democratic women leaders. Soror Kandie Smith was elected for a 3rd term on the Greenville City Council. Since entering office, she has spearheaded efforts to improve public transportation, sup-ported the creation of an additional parks in a low-income, predominately minority, community and has played an integral role in the city’s economic development initiatives. Soror Smith earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Charleston Southern University. She was initiated into Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in 2005 through the Greenville (NC) Alumnae Chapter. President Obama has announced his intention to ap-point Dr. Regina Stanback Stroud, president of Skyline College in San Bruno, Calif., to the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans. The Council, established in June, 2013, advises President Obama and the Secretary of the Treasury on how to build the financial capability of young people at an early stage of their lives in schools, families, communities, and the workplace, and through the use of technology. It is hoped that these recommendations will contribute to the nation’s future financial stability and increase upward economic mobility. Dr. Stanback Stroud has been president of Skyline College since 2011 and previously served as vice president from 2001 to 2011. From 1997 to 2001, she was the Dean of Workforce and Economic Development at Mission College in Santa Clara, Calif. Prior to that, Dr. Stanback Stroud was a nursing professor at Rancho Santiago College in Santa Ana and at Craven Community College in North Carolina. Throughout the 1990s, she served in various leadership roles with the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, including service as the statewide president. Dr. Stanback Stroud received a B.S.N. from Howard University, a M.S. from Golden Gate University, and a M.A. and an Ed.D. in educational leadership from Mills College. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, Oakland East Bay Alumnae Chapter. Soror Ivy Ruth Taylor made San Antonio history by becoming the first African Amer-ican to serve as its mayor. The San Antonio City Council elected Soror Taylor, as Mayor of San An-tonio, Texas, which is the seventh most populous city in the United States, by a majority vote of 9-0. Mayor Taylor was District 2 City Council Representative from June 13, 2009 to Jul 21, 2014. Taylor’s mayoral term runs from July 22, 2014 to the next municipal elections in 2015. Based on a 2010 census, she will represent a population of approximately 1.4 million; with 6.9 percent African Americans. Mayor Taylor currently serves on the Board for Healthy Futures of Texas and Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas. She is also a lecturer at The University of Texas at San Antonio in the Public Administration Department. Mayor Taylor obtained a master’s degree in city and regional planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1998 and received her bachelor’s degree from Yale University. She is also a wife and mother of a 10 year old daughter. Mayor Taylor addressed sorors at the closing banquet of the 2014 Regional Conference in Albuquerque, N.M. to officially invite them to the city of San Antonio for the 2016 Regional Conference. Mayor Taylor is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. through the San Antonio Alumnae Chapter. She was initiated at Pi Alpha Citywide Chapter in New Haven, Conn. in1991. Dr. Maria Trent was recognized by Ebony Magazine as a Power 100 honoree. Dr. Trent is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and in the Department of Population, Family & Reproductive Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In addition to Yale University, she also attended the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, and the Harvard School of Public Health. She is currently the director of Interdisciplinary Train-ing for the Johns Hopkins Leadership in Education in Adolescent Health Training Program, director of the Ado-lescent Medicine Fellowship Training Program, director of Training for the DC-Baltimore Research Center on Child Health Disparities, a medical consultant for the Baltimore City Health Department School-Based Health Program, and a consultant for the Kennedy Krieger Research Initia-tives for Student Enhancement programs. Dr. Trent has a long history and dedication to scholar-ship, service and sisterhood. She will celebrate 26 years as a member of Delta Sigma Theta this year. She was initiated on April 23, 1989 through the Pi Alpha Chapter at Yale University where she served as both chapter treasurer and president. “It was a wonderful start to a career of service and leadership that inspired my advocacy for women and chil-dren,” shared Soror Trent. Soror Fayth Hill Washington, member of West Memphis Area Alumnae Chapter and a Delta DEAR, is the founder of The Hill Foundation, Inc. Her foundation currently has an exhibit on display at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn. The Hill Founda-tion serves as the platform for the 21 African-American students of the 1955 historical segregation of Hoxie School District 46.


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