Elfred Anthony Pinkard

President in Residence, Council of Independent Colleges

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Elfred Anthony Pinkard is president in residence at the Council of Independent Colleges. Previously he was president of Wilberforce University from 2018 to 2023. Earlier he served as executive vice president and provost at Wilberforce University, and as executive vice president and chief operating officer at Johnson C. Smith University. He also served as executive director of the Institute for Capacity Building at the United Negro College Fund, associate provost and vice president for academic affairs at Dillard University, and director of the Office of Planning and Institutional Research at Spelman College. Pinkard has been a member of the CIC Board of Directors and served as a faculty member for CIC’s New Presidents Program.