AASCU Graduates: The Difference We Make

Delores Todd

Delores Todd

Graduation Year: 1972
Degree Earned: BA
Institution: Winston-Salem State University

A woman of many firsts, Winston-Salem State University grad and Hall of Famer Delores "Dee" Todd has spent her storied career blazing a trail for African-American women. In 1980, she became the first African-American to appear on a box of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes. In 1983, she was named Big 10 Coach of the Year for Cross Country. After successful stints at Northwestern and Georgia Tech, she became the ACC’s first female commissioner in 2000. Five years later, she became North Carolina A&T’s first female director of athletics.