Board of Directors
Cyndie Shadow, Ph.D.
Dr. Cyndie Shadow is the campus president at Fortis College, located in Prince George’s Maryland. Prior to her position as president, Dr. Shadow was the executive director at Kaplan University in Rockville, Maryland where she led admissions, business development, community outreach, career services and student satisfaction. She is a certified advanced facilitator. Moreover, Dr. Shadow has held many pivotal positions within the higher education arena including regional executive director at Anthem Education Group, campus president of the Arts Institute and state vice president at the University of Phoenix. She resides with her husband in Maryland.
Evelyn Laurencin, MBA
Evelyn Laurencin is the Business Manager at Dumbarton House. In this role, Evelyn supports financial operations, human resource management and other institutional efforts. Her previous work experience includes retail banking, non-profit management, entrepreneurship and government/private grant management, as well as financial management. Evelyn holds a BSBA in Finance from Duquesne University and acquired her MBA from Georgetown University. She resides in Maryland with her husband and their three sons.
Sydney is one of our first graduates from our program. She started with SGAP Leaders at the age 12, and has interned with us over the years. At present, she is senior at the University of Maryland, College Park where she majors in journalism with a specialization in multimedia journalism. She is the Membership Outreach Chair of the Maryland Association of Black Journalists, and the staff writer for the campus publication, the Black Explosion. She is originally from Montville, New Jersey.
Zula Oliveira is an SGAP Leaders’ graduate and the most recent member to join the Board of Directors. Zula is a sophomore political science major on the pre-law track at Clark Atlanta University, GA. She is an active student leader throughout the Atlanta University Center and she serves as Miss Sophomore of Morehouse College for the current academic year. She also leads on the executive board of several campus organizations. As the current co-founder and vice-president of Afro-Latinidad AUC and president of the Portuguese Club, Zula works to create a safe space for students, like herself, to share their multi-ethnic cultures.
Subroto Sinha co-founded SGAP Leaders while attending Randolph Middle School located in Randolph NJ. During his middle school and high school years, Subroto participated in several programs and helped to develop the Leadership Series program. He co-designed the mission, tenants and structure of the SGAP Leaders programs, and launched the SGAP Leaders club at his high school. He is a graduate of Rutgers Business School and is pursuing his graduate degree at Rutgers University. He currently resides in New Jersey. SGAP Leader co-founder and Alumni