School Board Members 2020-2021 Biographical Sketches » Dr. Shawnta Friday-Stroud

Dr. Shawnta Friday-Stroud

School Board Member Biographical Sketch

Dr. Shawnta Friday-Stroud

FAMU Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Director of the FAMU Foundation

Dr. Shawnta Friday-Stroud

Shawnta S. Friday-Stroud, Ph.D. is Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Director of the FAMU Foundation. Previously she was Dean of the nationally recognized School of Business and Industry at Florida A&M University. She is a former McKnight Doctoral Fellow and a former McKnight Junior Faculty Development Fellow. Dr. Friday-Stroud received her Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from Florida International University in Miami, FL her B.S. and MBA from Florida A&M University. She has been recognized in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers several times.

Dr. Friday-Stroud has also taught at Florida International University and Florida Memorial University. Dr. Friday-Stroud has taught Organization Theory, Organizational Behavior, Negotiations, Strategic Management other management-related courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Her research interests include issues pertaining to diversity, mentoring, intergroup relations, and other organizational behavior topics.

She was featured in the, 2003 issue of Black Issues in Higher Education as a “Standout Scholar.” Dr. Friday-Stroud has also self-published two books, Take A.C.T.I.O.N.® and Cultivate Your S.P.I.R.I.T®. The books offer professionals and individuals a simple holistic process for accomplishing more of their personal and professional goals in less time with less effort and stress.

Dr. Friday-Stroud has more than 18 years of consulting experience in the areas of strategic planning, leadership training, diversity course development and training, employee attitudinal assessments, workload analysis, strategic market assessment and program evaluation.

Dr. Friday-Stroud has been appointed by the Florida Governor and confirmed by the Florida Senate as a consumer member of the Florida Board of Respiratory Care.