Councilman to receive (UNCF) Hall of honor Award
Miami Gardens Councilman Erhabor Ighodaro, PhD. has been selected by Florida Memorial University to receive the United Negro College Fund(UNCF) Hall of honor Award.
The UNCF (United Negro College Fund) National Alumni Council honors alumnus who have been selected by their respective UNCF alma maters to receive the UNCF-NAC Hall of Honor award. These individuals have made significant contributions to their alma mater, their professions and the community.
Councilman Ighodaro is an educator with a solid background in public management, urban justice, urban education, curricula design and implementation of best practice methodologies, educational public policy and the intervention and resolution of school and community based conflict.
A former Miami Dade County Public School Teacher and Chief of Staff to School Board Member Dr. Robert Ingram, he serves as the Miami-Dade School District’s Administrator for the Ingram Africa School Alliance (IASA) “Rites of Passage” Project and leads a delegation of students, teachers and parents on the district’s annual excursion and student exchange opportunities with schools in Africa.
As Executive Director of the Dr. Robert B. Ingram Foundation, he oversees the organization’s signature READ to LEAD program and has awarded over 5000 scholarships to students in Miami Dade County Public Schools (scholarships entitles students to an all expense paid two-day, one-night educational excursion of Black history sites and culminates in one of Florida’s major theme parks).
He also serves as Professor of Criminal Justice at Florida Memorial University and is the Founder/CEO of Oracle Consulting Group, LLC a dispute systems design and conflict resolution firm and he is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator.
Ighodaro has worked with diverse political constituencies in the Miami Dade community and was appointed (2012) by Mayor Oliver Gilbert to serve on the Miami Gardens City Council, at-Large Seat 6.