Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Dr. Tyrone Bledsoe, founder of SAAB

The above image and the following test are taken directly from the saab national Web site:

Dr. Tyrone Bledsoe resides in Toledo, Ohio. He was born and raised in Grenada, Mississippi. He received his Bachelor’s of Arts Degree and his Master’s of Education degree from Mississippi State University. Additionally, he graduated from the University of Georgia with a Ph.D. in Counseling and Student Affairs Administration and was chosen as the Outstanding Doctoral Student in the State of Georgia and was most recently recognized as the Outstanding Doctoral Alumnus by the University of Georgia.

Recently, he served as Vice President for Student Life and Special Assistant to the President at The University of Toledo but has now transitioned temporarily to the role of Executive Director of the SAAB National Headquarters. He is the founder of the Student African American Brotherhood Organization (SAAB), which is a national organization established to enhance the experiences of and instill a “spirit of care” in African American males in high schools, colleges and universities around the country. He is a contributing author of recently released book “African American Men in College”, Jossey-Bass Publisher.

He is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and is very active in the arena of higher education. He is highly recognized by several professional associations for his research, publications, presentations and scholarly work. In 1999, he was invited to Oxford, England to serve as a guest lecturer to discuss his work with African American males at the Oxford University Roundtable Institute, which is sponsored by the British Council. Recently, he was invited to join an international research team to address issues around men or color in Europe, Trinidad, Barbados and the Bahamas. Also, he has appeared on talk shows such as “Perfect Union” hosted by Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. to discuss his work involving African American and Latino Males.


Larry said...

Hello my brother. It is nice to see prominent black men empowering themselves and therefore empowering me. I look up to you and love the fact that you are a great father. I can say this because i taught your kid some leadership. I love you and dont forget I am my brothers keeper and together we shall rise.

A said...

The SAAB program this is phenomenal, as a 31 year old non traditional student I would like to bring this organization to the campus of Central Washington University. What do I need to do?

Sincerely Adam Haizlip

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