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Dr. Gregory J. Vincent

Gregory's Story

Dr. Gregory J. Vincent is an award-winning educator, executive, acclaimed civil rights attorney, and community leader who serves as the 21st President of Talladega College located in Talladega, Alabama. Dr. Vincent recently served as Professor of Educational Policy and Law, Inaugural Executive Director of the Education and Civil Rights Initiative, and Program Chair of the Ph.D. Senior Diversity Officer Specialization at the University of Kentucky. His personal, educational, and professional achievements and career milestones demonstrate his commitment to education, which included serving as Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement and W.K. Kellogg Professor at the University of Texas at Austin from 2005 to 2017. He also held executive leadership positions and professorships at several flagship universities. In addition, Dr. Vincent served as Grand Sire Archon (Chief Executive Officer and Chairman) of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated (The Boule’), which is the oldest African-American Greek-letter organization.


President Vincent earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Economics from Hobart and Williams Smith Colleges.  He also earned a Juris Doctor degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and a Doctor of Education from the University of Pennsylvania.


Several organizations and institutions have recognized Dr. Vincent for his distinguished community service. Dr. Vincent was the 2022 recipient of the Black Professional Alliance (BPA) Lifetime Achievement Award. He was also named the 2023 National Forum for Black Public Administrators ( NFBPA) Educator of the Year and was honored with the 2023 Dr. Judson Jemison Award by the Staunton chapter of the NAACP, just to name a few.

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