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34-year-old Jamaican Woman Becomes President of Shaw University

Dr. Tashni Dubroy was named the president of Shaw University. The 34-year-old Jamaican native is the second Jamaican and also the third female to serve as president of the university.

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Dubroy’s appointment becomes effective August 1, 2015. Watch the 17th president press conference held on Monday, June 1.

Dubroy graduated summa cum laude from Shaw University in 2002, and earned a Bachelor of Science in chemistry. She earned a Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry from North Carolina State University in 2007 and in 2010 she graduated with an MBA in marketing from Rutgers University in New Jersey.

Dr. Tashni Dubroy at the press conference
Dr. Tashni Dubroy at the press conference

Dubroy began her career as a research scientist at BASF, the world’s leading chemical company. She quickly moved up the ranks, earning two promotions within a two-year period. Following her tenure at BASF, Dubroy was hired by her alma mater in 2011, where she served as an associate professor of chemistry and later the department chair of Shaw’s department of natural sciences and mathematics.