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Nigeria’s Tofade Makes History, Becomes First Black Female President Of US College

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Nigeria's Tofade Makes History, Becomes First Black Female President Of US College

Nigeria’s Toyin Tofade has been appointed the first black female president of the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS), United States.

A statement from the college said Tofade has been selected as the 10th president of the college, following a comprehensive national search.

Since 2016, Tofade has served as the Dean and Professor at the Howard University College of Pharmacy in Washington, D.C.

“Dr. Tofade is the first Black woman to serve as president of Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in the college’s 141-year history. She begins her term on July 1, 2022,” the college said.

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“It is an honor to be selected for this distinguished role by the Board of Trustees at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences,” said Tofade.

“My sincere thanks go to Howard University’s provost and president for their leadership, ongoing support, and mentorship over the years, the entire Howard University College of Pharmacy (faculty, staff, students, board of visitors, alumni, and friends) for their dedication to excellence and leadership, my distinguished colleagues for making Howard a great place to work, and my family for their unwavering support. I am grateful to God for this new opportunity, and I look forward to serving the ACPHS community as president,” she added.

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