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Richard Bland College Names Dr. Kim Boyd Vice President

Dr. Kimberly Boyd, who has two decades of academic and administrative experience in higher education at prominent institutions throughout the Commonwealth, has been named Vice President at Richard Bland College of William & Mary. The announcement was made by Dr. Debbie L. Sydow, President of RBC.  Dr. Boyd joined RBC in January 2022 as the College’s Chief Research and Innovation Officer, and she will retain responsibility for that area in addition to oversight of academics and student success.

Dr. Boyd arrived at RBC from Hampton University where she served as Chairperson of the University Psychology Department. Prior to Hampton, she served as the Interim Assistant Dean of the College of Natural and Health Sciences, Chairperson of the Psychology Department and Director of the Ph.D. Health Psychology, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences Program at Virginia State University. Dr. Boyd also served as Vice President of Administration at the VSU Research Foundation.

“Dr. Boyd brings an innovative approach and entrepreneurial spirt to her new role as Vice President,” said Sydow. “Richard Bland College is fortunate to have her in this new leadership role to help lead strategic initiatives at a critical time in the College’s evolution.”

Dr. Boyd has received grant funding from multiple federal government agencies that include the Department of Justice, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office on Women’s Health, United States Department of Agriculture, Department of Homeland Security, and the National Science Foundation. Her community based participatory research includes student efficacy towards STEM, HIV/AIDS, mental health, substance abuse, violence prevention and mindfulness.

“It is an honor to have been asked to serve in this capacity at RBC,” said Dr. Boyd. “I am eager to work alongside President Sydow and members of the RBC and extended community to lead the College to a new level of excellence.”

Before entering the academic arena, Dr. Boyd worked for more than a decade as a Deputy Branch Chief, Behavioral Scientist, Research Psychologist, Public Health Analyst and Grants Management Specialist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Boyd earned her B.A in Psychology from Spelman College, and a M.A. in Counseling Psychology from GA School of Professional Psychology. She earned a second M.S. and PhD in Social Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University.



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