Whitnee Boyd is the Coordinator of Special Projects for the Office of the Chancellor at Texas Christian University (TCU). She received her Doctorate of Education from TCU. She received her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas and her Masters of Arts in Higher Education from Louisiana State University. She is a former Albert Schweitzer Fellow serving in the Morningside community. She currently works with a number of community-based organizations specializing in leadership and personal development for youth. She also serves as a member of the advocacy group for the national Center for First-Generation Student Success. Her research interest include first generation college students, college access and retention, and P-20 systems.