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Jacqueline O. Dansby

Title: Executive Director
Industry: Education
Type of Organization: University
Major Product/Service: Higher education
Expertise: Dr. Dansby has over 46 years experience. She oversees the Upward Bound pre-college program, grant writing and funding, managerial operations, hiring, supervision and designs a variety of educational programs. She is responsible for educational administration. Dr. Dansby is an adjunct faculty member responsible for teaching Social Psychology. She helps select high school students for the Upward Bound program so they are better prepared to succeed in college.
Geographic Area of Distribution: San Antonio, Texas
Affiliations: Past South Central Regional Director and Board Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha; Past President, Texas Association of Student Assistance Programs; Southwest Association of Student Assistance Programs; Past President and Chairman of the Board of Directors, SA 100; Past President and Chair of the Board of Directors, San Antonio Women's Hall of Fame; C.O.E.
University/Degree: B.A., Mathematics and Chemistry, University of the Incarnate Word; M.A., Educational Psychology, University of Texas, San Antonio; Ph.D., Educational Administration, Texas A&M University, College Station, 1999
Born: September 1, San Antonio, Texas
Hobbies/Sports: Travel, reading
Honors & Awards: Dr. Alice Wright Franzke Feminist Award, 2004; Marianist Heritage Award, 2012; Teaching and Leadership Excellence Award, NISOD; Named, Gamma Delta Phi National Honor Society Educator's Hall of Fame; Outstanding Service to the Community Award, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Honor Society, Lambda Beta Chapter; Dr. Walter O. Mason Award, Council for Opportunity Education, 2012; Recognized, Exemplary Scholar, Friends of the Carver Library; Exemplary Citizen for Outstanding Service to Youth Award, Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc., River City Chapter
Published Works: Keynote speaker and workshop presenter; Co-Author, several papers; Presented, Research Study, "High School Graduation Rates of Potential First Generation College Students: A Qualitative Case Study," Oxford Roundtable