Women's College Coalition Appoints Michele Ozumba as President
Michele Ozumba became the president of the Women's College Coalition on March 16, 2015. A history and political science graduate of Douglass College, with a Master's degree in city and regional planning from Rutgers, Michele has over twenty years of successful leadership experience with organizations focused on the empowerment and well-being of women and girls. She was recently recognized as one of FAST Company's Extraordinary Women of 2013.
For the past three years, she headed up the San Francisco-based membership organization Women's Funding Network, a global network of women's foundations with a membership of 166 women's foundations in 27 countries. Before that, she served for over a decade as President and CEO of the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention and helped build G-CAPP into the nation's largest state level teenage pregnancy prevention organization. Prior to that, Michele served as a Program Director of the Division of Public Health for the GA Department of Human Resources and as a research associate for the Georgia School-Age Care Association.
Michele has extensive global experience and contacts. She spent over a decade as a Senior Lecturer on the Faculty of Environmental Studies at the University of Nigeria and has been a presenter and moderator at numerous international conferences, from the UN Commission on the Status of Women in NYC to the African Women's Organization for Millennium Initiatives in Senegal to the Association of Women in Development in Istanbul.
Elizabeth Kiss, president of Agnes Scott College and chair of the Women's College Coalition Board of Directors, describes Michele as "passionate about the value of a woman's college education" and uniquely suited to "bring fresh ideas and energy to our work developing strategies to reshape public understanding of women's colleges."