R. Wayne Woodson Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Woodson received his undergraduate education at the prestigious Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, which culminated in a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music (Voice Performance and Choral Conducting). He has done graduate study in voice performance at New England Conservatory and graduate study in choral conducting at the University of South Florida. Woodson earned a Master of Music degree in choral conducting at Georgia State University with Deanna Joseph and the Artists Diploma in orchestral conducting with Michael Palmer. His Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership research focused on the impact of financial aid on Black male persistence at HBCUs.
As the Great Grand Nephew of Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the pioneer of African American studies and labeled the “Father of Black History”, Woodson has dedicated himself to educating the public on the contributions of African Americans. He is also a national spokesperson for educational access for underrepresented populations. He believes that access is crucial to the revitalization of urban communities and the upliftment of the next generation.