Dr. Jacqueline Pollard

Dr. Jacqueline Pollard

Recognized and respected as an innovative and entrepreneurial advancement professional, Dr. Pollard has served in a myriad of senior level management positions for more than fifty years in the higher education arena at educational institutions such as the University of Pennsylvania, Wellesley College, Spelman College, Albany State University, Bennett College for Women and Morris Brown College.  She is committed to the advancement of women in higher education and is dedicated to the role and mission of historically Black colleges and universities.  Her philosophy of life is: “where there is opportunity, there is promise.”  “Knowing your purpose in life yields opportunities for fulfillment.”  

Dr. Pollard earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology/Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master’s of Science degree in Human Resources Management from Central Michigan University and a Doctorate of Education in Administration and Supervision from Clark Atlanta University.  She also did postgraduate studies at Emory University (Executive Management Program) and at the Institute for Applied Management and Law.  She is an alumna and Board member of HERS (Higher Education Resource Service), currently serving as the Chair of the Advancement Committee.  She also serves on the Boards of Release to Reunion,

Keep South Fulton Beautiful, Inc. and Booker T. Washington High School Legacy Foundation in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2016, she was elected to the Board of Sage Scholars, Inc., the first woman and the first African American to serve in this capacity.  Recently, Dr. Pollard was appointed an Executive Search Consultant for Academic Keys.

Dr. Pollard has served as a volunteer for thirty years for The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change.  She participates in numerous civic and professional organizations, including being a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Dr. Pollard resides in Atlanta, Georgia and is the Principal/CEO of The Pollard Group, an education and management consulting firm.