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HBCU Campaign Chancellor/President Spotlight Tuesday - Dr. Leslie N. Pollard

DrStaceyJonesECSU_zpsyrus5bdz.jpgEvery Tuesday the D.J's Music Site HBCU Campaign Fund organization will highlight a HBCU Chancellor or President. This is in promotion of our social media campaign to bring awareness and support the excellence of historically black colleges and universities.

This Tuesday (6/16/15), we highlighted Dr. Leslie Nelson Pollard, (pictured on the right), President of Oakwood University.

Dr. Leslie Nelson Pollard serves as the 11th President of Oakwood University, which is located in Huntsville, Alabama.

Dr. Pollard earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oakwood University in 1978, a Master of Divinity degree from Andrews University Theological Seminary in 1983, and the Doctor of Ministry degree in Preaching and Worship from Claremont School of Theology in 1992.

He also earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the La Sierra University School of Business in Organizational Management (2005) and the Doctor of Philosophy degree in New Testament Language and Literature from Andrews University in 2007, with a specialty in apocalyptic literature. Dr. Pollard is the first African-American to earn a Ph.D. in academic content theology from Andrews University Theological Seminary.

Since 1978, Dr. Pollard has served as senior pastor for a number of large church complexes, including the Kansas Avenue (Riverside, CA), Berean (Los Angeles, CA) and the Oakwood University Seventh-day Adventist churches. Additionally, he has been a youth paster, a university chaplain, a healthcare program administrator, and an educational administrator.

Dr. Pollard remains a productive and engaged scholar. He is editor and contributing author to the groundbreaking volume on leadership and cultural competence entitled "Embracing Diversity: How to Reach People of all Cultures." He also writes regularly for the Adventist Review, Ministry, and Message magazines. He is a member of the editorial board of The Journal of Applied Christian Leadership of Andrews University. He has published numerous articles and/or book chapters on the subjects of  leadership, cultural competence, and mission.

Since 1979, Dr. Pollard has been married to the former Prudence LaBeach. Dr. Prudence LaBeach Pollard earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Oakwood University in 1978. Most recently, Prudence served as a tenured Professor of Management at La Sierra University School of Business. Prior to La Sierra University, Prudence served Oakwood as Vice-President for Administration and Human Resources, now, she serves as Assistant Vice President for Faculty Development, Leadership, and Research at Oakwood University. She also serves as Adjunct Professor of Management at La Sierra and Loma Linda universities.

The Pollards have two daughters, who are also Oakwood graduates. kristin is an attorney working in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in Huntsville, and Ala.Karin is a fourth-year doctoral student in the Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy.

The Pollards are both lifetime members of the National Oakwood University Alumni Association and were honored in April of 2009 with the Oakwood Alumni Association's Certificate of Merit.


For more information about Oakwood University, visit www.oakwood.edu.

Source: http://www.oakwood.edu/about-ou/administration/presidents-office/president-of-oakwood-university

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