We are delighted to announce that Michelle Flowers-Taylor, Ed.D., has been named the new board chair of the Stanley Ann Dunham Scholarship Fund.
A graduate of Mercer Island High School (class of 1988), Dr. Flowers-Taylor received her doctorate from Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles, CA). She is currently the Co-founder and CEO of Legacy First Partners, a family office focused on real estate investment management and social justice media aimed at helping to achieve equity and economic empowerment for people from underserved populations.
In addition, Dr. Flowers-Taylor has published research on the significance of students’ voices in the educational practice that appears in the anthology called Pedagogies of With-ness: Students, Teachers, Voice and Agency. The CHOICE Outstanding Academic Titles listed this publication on its 2021 Outstanding Academic Titles list, which reflects the best in academia, according to the Association of College and Research Libraries.
Dr. Flowers-Taylor’s combined experience in media and education has greatly benefitted the Stanley Ann Dunham Scholarship Fund (SADSF). Since joining the board in 2019, Dr. Flowers-Taylor has been a tireless advocate for our organization. She has helped to streamline the scholarship process and created a more visible media presence for the Fund, particularly during the COVID pandemic, when all the organization’s efforts went virtual.
In her new role as board chair, Dr. Flowers-Taylor will lead the SADSF board’s efforts in setting strategic goals and objectives for growth and expansion over the next ten years. She plans to focus her energy on increasing the organization’s visibility and impact, while broadening the awareness of Dr. Stanley Ann Dunham’s remarkable life and legacy.