Associate Program Officer, Black Student Success
Originally from Arkansas, Vvdaul has nearly a decade of academic and professional experience related to educational attainment and support for marginalized communities. He holds a B.A. in Social Education, M.A. in History & Public Administration, and M.S. in Educational Leadership & Policy. Prior to working at OCF, Vvdaul led the Black Student Services department at Portland State University.
As the Associate Program Officer for Black Student Success, he co-leads efforts to extend OCF’s ability to impact equitable educational outcomes in support of Black communities across Oregon. With a policy lens augmented by critical theory in equity and anti-racism, Vvdaul supports the development of communications and capacity building within the Black Student Success Network (BSSN) where philanthropy and community converge to create models of learning and policy change.