Dr. Tyrone Bledsoe
Dr. Tyrone Bledsoe Dr. Bledsoe is currently the Vice President For Student Affairs at the University of Toledo. He came from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, where he served as associate dean and assistant professor of educational leadership and counseling. Nationally recognized for his research, publications and presentations in the student affairs profession, his primary areas of expertise involve developmental interventions, student leadership development, human development theories and diversity issues.
In 1990, Bledsoe founded the Student African-American Brotherhood, a national organization established to enhance the experiences of African-American males in colleges and universities around the country. He holds a bachelor of arts degree and a master's degree in education from Mississippi State University. He also earned a Ph.D. in the field of counseling and student personnel administration from the University of Georgia in Athens and was chosen as the Outstanding Doctoral Student in the state.
In addition to his work at Sam Houston State University, Bledsoe has served as vice president and dean of student life at North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount; vice president of enrollment and student services at North Carolina Wesleyan College; associate vice chancellor of student affairs, North Carolina Central University, Durham; and associate dean of students at Georgia Southwestern College, Americus.
Bledsoe is also a nationally recognized motivational speaker and a contributing author to the forthcoming book African American Men in College, to be published by Jossey-Bass.