Dr. Elfred Anthony Pinkard

A native of Miami, Florida, Dr. Pinkard holds a Doctorate degree from Harvard University, a Masters from Howard University, and a BA from Morehouse College.  Over his more than 40-year career, Dr. Pinkard has served as the Founding Executive Director of the UNCF Institute of Capacity Building; Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Johnson C. Smith University; Associate Provost at Dillard University; Chief Planning Officer at Spelman College; Chair, Division of Social Sciences at Florida Memorial University.  In addition, Dr. Pinkard had held faculty and administrative positions at Miami Dade College, Colgate University, the College of Wooster, and California State University-Long Beach.

Dr. Pinkard began his tenure on March 1, 2018.