Shaw University’s strategic initiatives and policies are governed by the University’s Board of Trustees whose members are alumni, business
leaders and community advocates.
Dr. Paulette Dillard is the 18th president of Shaw University. Prior to her appointment, she served in various capacities such as department chair, dean and vice president for Academic Affairs. She earned an MBA from Belmont University and
a Ph.D. in cell biology from Clark Atlanta University.
Dr. Dillard is committed to the University's mission of advancing knowledge, facilitating student learning and achievement, enhancing the spiritual and ethical values of students, and transforming a diverse community of learners into future global
Shaw University's 2020+ Strategic Plan establishes a vision for the next five years with a set of transformative objectives, initiatives, and measurable goals to inform decisions on institutional priorities, investments, programs, and initiatives.