Tashni-Ann Dubroy, President, Shaw University

Dr. Tashni Dubroy is the 17th President of Shaw University. Before her election, she served as special assistant to the president for process optimization, department chair and associate professor of Chemistry in Shaw’s Natural Sciences and Mathematics Department.

Dubroy started her career as a Research Scientist at BASF, the chemical company. She was quickly recruited to the position of Global Technology Analyst. After a two-year tenure in that role, she served as Chemical Procurement Manager where she managed a strategic sourcing budget of $35 million. As an entrepreneur, Dr. Dubroy is co-founder of Tea and Honey Blends hair care company and Element Beauty Bar, a hair salon. Money magazine and Bloomberg’s BusinessWeek recognized her entrepreneurial upstarts.

She mentors women in science via her non-profit organization, The Brilliant & Beautiful Foundation and was recognized by Cosmopolitan magazine, as a “Fun, Fearless Female”, who is making waves in the science community. At the national level, she encourages young girls to pursue their dreams and approach the sciences fearlessly. BBF sponsors the SMART Scholars workshop at the Friday Institute on NC State University’s campus, where she teaches hands-on science to young girls both locally and nationally.

Dr. Dubroy is a proud alumna of Shaw University, where she graduated summa cum laude with a B.S in Chemistry. She earned her Ph.D. in Physical Organic Chemistry from NC State University in 2007 and graduated with an MBA in Marketing from Rutgers University in 2010.