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Dr. Bowa Tucker  |  President

Dr. Bowa George Tucker was appointed the first president of Africa America Alliance in December 2013. From 2012 to 2014 he was a Senior Research Associate and an adjunct faculty in Political Science at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.  From 2000 to 2012 he worked at the Center for Community Research, previously known as the Center for Family, Work and Community at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.  He led the Center’s efforts to prepare high school students from first-generation and low-income backgrounds for academic success in post-secondary education. Prior to his work in higher education, Dr. Tucker worked for the City of Lowell as a Community Organizer and played a pivotal role in establishing a community governance board that monitored spending of $2.9 million in Enterprise Community federal funds and supported sustainable community development projects including the Lowell Small Business Center and the United Teen Equality Center. In 2007 he received a Local Heroes Award for Distinguished Service to the Greater Lowell Community from Community Teamwork, Inc.    

 

Over the years, he has served in several capacities on local boards including president of the Organization of Sierra Leonean-Americans in Lowell and vice president of the Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership.  He received an Ed.D. from the College of Education and Human Development at University of Massachusetts, Boston in 2010, an MS in International Community Economic Development from Southern New Hampshire University in 1995 and a BA in Political Science from West Chester University in 1984. In addition, he completed 12 credit hours of graduate courses at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. 

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