JULY 6, 2020 – As the first African American woman to become chair of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education, Malishai Woodbury made school board history.
Woodbury is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., and the Fall/Winter 2019 issue of the sorority’s Ivy Leaf magazine has a story with the headline: “Woodbury Makes School Board History.”
“I am honored to be featured in the Ivy Leaf as a highlighted member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.,” Woodbury said.
“I hope this feature not only inspires girls and other women; in addition it inspires all to uplift culture and merit to serve all mankind.”
Here is the text of the feature: “Soror Malishai Woodbury of Omicron Psi Omega Chapter was selected by a majority of her peers to serve as chairwoman of District I of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school board. Her election was historic for the district as she became the first African American to hold the title as chairman of the board.”
Soror Woodbury graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she majored in communications studies/African American history.
“She earned a Master of Science degree in history and education, and a master’s degree in school administration; both from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University.”
“In addition, she is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in educational leadership from Walden University.”