Whitney McDowell-Robinson

Whitney McDowell-Robinson

Jackson Workforce Leadership Academy, Class of 2020-21, Economic Opportunities Program

Director of Career Pathways/Career Services, Tougaloo College, Jackson, Mississippi

Whitney McDowell-Robinson serves as the Director of Career Pathways/Career Services at Tougaloo College, where she is responsible for counseling students concerning the selection of career objectives, internship and employment opportunities, graduate and professional school selection, and other career-related activities. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Tougaloo College, a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Jackson State University, and her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Urban Higher Education also from Jackson State University. Active in an array of professional and civic organizations, Whitney serves as the Past President of the Mississippi Association of Colleges & Employers (MACE), and she was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE). She is also a member of the Southern Association of Colleges & Employers (SoACE), the National Career Development Association (NCDA), and the Mississippi Counseling Association (MCA). She is also an active member of the Jackson (MS) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. Additionally, Whitney is a national board-certified mental health counselor, and she often volunteers her services with local community organizations.

Whitney McDowell-Robinson is a member of the Jackson Workforce Leadership Academy Class of 2020-21, one of several Workforce Leadership Academies in localities across North America.

The Workforce Leadership Academies are part of the Economic Opportunity Fellows Network, a network of leadership and fellowship programs run by the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program. Within this Network, EOP connects national and local leaders from across sectors — nonprofit, government, business, philanthropy, academia, and more — to advance policies and practices with the potential to help low- and moderate-income Americans thrive in today’s economy. Learn more at as.pn/eofn.

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