Dr. Jasmine Younge named Executive Director of the Georgia NAACP

Updated: Sep 29, 2020


Crystal Greer/ communications@naacp.org

ATLANTA,GA— The Georgia NAACP names Dr. Jasmine Younge as its new Executive Director as it closes its weeks-long search. She will be the first Executive Director of the Georgia NAACP in nearly 20 years.

Younge received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Alabama State University. From there, she pursued her Masters in Business Administration at Delaware State University and went on to complete her Ph.D in Political Science at Georgia’s own Clark Atlanta University [CAU]. Consulting on diversity initiatives for a multitude of countries, including with FIFA and UNAIDS, Younge’s talents have given her both domestic and international experience as well as the skillset to operate in a wide variety of cultural spheres.

As a Ford Fellow at CAU, she studied the dimension of social justice as a political scientist. She also is an Assistant Professor at Kennesaw State University, teaching an array of courses such as Religion and Politics, Social Justice, State, and Local Government, Public Policy, American Government and Politics, and Political and Global issues.

With a proven track record of success in higher education, organizational development, and implementing effective leadership strategies, Younge’s assets make her the perfect fit to lead the Georgia NAACP as its next Executive Director. “ As we strengthen the Georgia NAACP for the next generation of freedom fighting, we are excited to bring on Dr. Younge as our Executive Director in this very critical moment. Georgia needs the NAACP - now more than ever - and I believe that she is exactly the kind of leadership we need to ensure that we are able to do everything we can do to save the soul of America,” concludes Rev. James Woodall, State President.


About Georgia NAACP

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has had an unbroken presence in Georgia since 1917. The Georgia NAACP maintains a network of units throughout Georgia, from cities to small rural counties. The Georgia NAACP has been the most effective and consistent advocate for African American civil rights in Georgia. You can read more about the Georgia NAACP’s work and mission at naacpga.org.

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