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CAHSS Alum is Vice-Mayor of Miami Gardens

Erhabor Ighodaro, Ph.D.

Erhabor Ighodaro, Ph.D.

Erhabor Ighodaro, Ph.D., a graduate of the doctoral program in the Department of Conflict Resolution Studies (DCRS) in NSU’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (CAHSS), is the Vice-Mayor of the City of Miami Gardens. The Vice-Mayor is a Councilmember selected by the City Council to serve in this role for a two-year term.

Ighodaro is a former Miami-Dade public school teacher and was the Chief of Staff to the late Robert Ingram, Ph.D., of the Miami-Dade School Board. He is the Executive Director of the Dr. Robert Ingram Foundation, and the Miami-Dade School District’s Administrator for the Ingram Africa School Alliance (IASA) “Rites of Passage” Project. Ighodaro is the Founder/CEO of the Oracle Consulting Group, a conflict resolution firm and teaches at Florida Memorial University. He and Greg Wiggan, Ph.D., are the co-authors of the book, Curriculum Violence: America’s New Civil Rights Issue (2010).

In addition to his doctoral degree from DCRS, Ighodaro has an M.S. in Justice Administration from St. Thomas University and a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Florida Memorial University. He is a the recipient of various awards including the United Negro College Fund Hall of Honor Award in 2016