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Oyibo H. Afoaku, PhD

Occupation: Scholarship and Engagement Consultant
Company: Indiana University, Bloomington

Education:
PhD in Educational Leadership, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN (2015)
MA in History, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO (2001)
BA in History, Washington State University, Pullman, WA (1990)

Certifications:
Washington State Initial Teaching Certificate, Washington State University (1991)

Career:
Scholarship and Engagement Consultant, Hudson and Holland Scholars Programs (HHSP), Indiana University Bloomington (2021-Present)
Consultant, Various High Schools and Colleges (2008-Present);
Lecturer on Africa Society and Culture, Indiana University (2020, 2021)
Student Access Coordinator, Accessibility Resource Office (ARO), Indiana State University (2020-2021)
Special Professional Tasks Staff, Residential Programs and Services (RPS), Indiana University Bloomington (2007-2008)
Inaugural Director, Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, Indiana University Bloomington (2000-2007)
Assistant Director, Marcus Garvey Cultural Center, University of Colorado (1994-2001)

Civic:
Community Leader, Specialist, Community Engagement (1994-Present); Founder, President, Chapter 810, Woman’s Life, Bloomington, IN; Founder, Coordinator, Volunteers in Education, Monroe County Community School Corporation; Founder, Coordinator, Harambee Group of Bloomington, IN; Member and Facilitator, Noah’s Ark, Bloomington, IN; Member, Bloomington Black Strategic Alliance, Bloomington, IN; Founder, Coordinator, Global Dialogue Initiative, Bloomington, IN; Member, National Museum of African American History & Culture, Smithsonian Institution; Board Member, Malembe Rise, Bloomington, IN; Board Member, Million Children Education Initiative (MCEI) (Now Million Children Empowerment Initiative (MCEI)), U.S. and Nigeria; Chair, Weld World Festival Planning Committee; Member, City of Greeley Human Relations Commission; Member, Bloomington Multicultural Festival Committee, Commission on Multicultural Understanding

Creative Works:
Author, “Black Women and the Struggle Against Apartheid in South Africa” (2023); Author, “African-born Female Professionals in American Higher Education” (2015, 2023); Author, Dissertation, “The Experiences of African-born Women Faculty and Administrators at Colleges and Universities in the United States”; Author, “High Education”; Presenter in Field

Awards:
Recipient, Award of Appreciation, African Students’ Association, Indiana University Bloomington (2006); Recipient, International Women’s Award, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated, Indiana University Bloomington (2005); Recipient, Award of Appreciation for Commitment and Service to Students and Student Groups, African Students’ Association, Indiana University Bloomington (2005); Recipient, Building Bridges Award, Weld Citizen Action Network (WeCAN) and KODAK of North Colorado, Greeley, CO (2001); Recipient, Certificate of Appreciation for Service on the Greeley Human Relations Commission, Mayor, City of Greeley, CO (2001); Recipient, Award of Recognition for Founding the Annual Weld World Festival (WWF), City of Greely, CO (1999)

Memberships:
Member, National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education; Member, The Association for the Study of Higher Education; Member, American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE); Member, American Association of University Women (AAUW); Member, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF); Member, National Conference on Race and Ethnicity; Member, Indiana Association of Blacks in Higher Education (IABHE); Member, Association for Black Culture Centers (ABCC)

Family:
Married
Four Children

Hobbies:
Reading; Writing; Cooking; Meeting and connecting with people

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