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Leadership in Baton Rouge

Our staff, alumni, board members and partners are committed to building a stronger Baton Rouge by supporting and developing our AmeriCorps members as leaders in their schools and community.

Meet Dr. Luz Randolph

Senior Vice President & Executive Director for City Year Baton Rouge

As Senior Vice President and Executive Director of City Year Baton Rouge, Dr. Luz Randolph leads 11 staff members and approximately 40 AmeriCorps members serving in 4 partner schools for the 2022-2023 school year. Additionally, she works closely with the advisory board and external stakeholders to continue growing our brand in the community. She will be accountable for a current annual revenue budget of approximately $2.7 million while simultaneously securing the resources necessary to ensure sustainability, growth, and scale to achieve City Year’s national Long-Term Impact goals.

Previously, she served as Associate Vice President for Diversity at Louisiana State University. She was responsible for coordination of strategic planning and foundation work for the LSU Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion to ensure the development and implementation of programs and services that foster a campus community committed to diversity and inclusion. Prior to her role at LSU, Dr. Randolph served as the Executive Director of Development at St. Petersburg College Foundation where she was responsible for college-wide fundraising efforts. In that position, among other accomplishments, she led the successful effort to secure a grant of $1.3 million to create the Helios-SPC Titan Achievement Program, which led to the creation of the Florida African American Male Experience. Prior to her role at St. Petersburg College, she served in several roles with increasing responsibilities at the University of South Florida Foundation, including as Assistant Director of Development, Diversity Initiatives. Her primary focus was to assist in cultivating relationships between USF constituents and the Tampa Bay community that would enhance the university’s diverse students’ experiences. She successfully fundraised over $3.5 million for diversity initiatives and assisted in the development and implementation of the Black Leadership Network, which aims to provide financial and mentoring support to African American students at the University of South Florida.

Before her positions at USF, Dr. Randolph served as Director of the Candidate Empowerment Center at the College of Education at Florida A&M University. In this role, her team increased the College of Education’s Teacher Certification passage rate by 75%. She also served as Assistant Director of the Department of Multicultural Student Affairs at the University of Miami, where she coordinated services and programs that challenged, motivated, and supported ethnically diverse students.

She is a double alumna from the University of South Florida with a B.A in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication and a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, College Student Affairs. She completed her Doctor of Education in Higher Education and Leadership Administration from Nova Southeastern University. Her dissertation focused on the experience of Latinas in Latina sororities at a predominantly White institution and the impact on their academic persistence. Since then, she has presented on topics relating to Latinas and their college experience, philanthropy and diversity, and gender issues and sexual orientation. She serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Hispanic Services Council, Cetera Florida, and Humanities Amped.
Her diverse experiences in team management, her ability to execute to results in the face of challenge, her natural ability to build and leverage relationships, and her inspiring enthusiasm for our work make Dr. Randolph an excellent candidate to lead the team at City Year Baton Rouge.

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