Nigerian Woman Becomes First Black Female President Of US College
A Nigerian woman, Toyin Tofade has become the first black female president of Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) founded in 1881.
Tofade, who bagged a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), is to begin her term on July 1, 2022 as the 10th president, the college said in a press release last Wednesday.
Christopher Di Lascia who chaired the presidential search committee said, “Dr Tofade possesses all the qualities desired, including her deep commitment to academic quality, scholarship, and service, as well as a proven track record of successful management and resource development…”
Since 2016, the release noted that Ms Tofade had served as the dean and professor at the Howard University College of Pharmacy in Washington DC during which the college has nearly doubled enrollment for the class of 2021; doubled the number of student internships; expanded clinical, industrial and international part.
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