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Purpose University (Derrick Drakeford, Ph.D., President)

Dr. Derrick Drakeford is a Social Entrepreneur. His is the CEO of Drakeford, Scott, and Associates LLC. a  consulting company and President of the new nonprofit college Purpose University ( Derrick's consulting team has raised over $45,000,000 for clients. Derrick is a former faculty member of North Carolina Central University in the Masters in Public Administration Program, and as an instructor at UNC-Chapel Hill and the Director of Freshman Studies at Shaw University. Derrick has consulted with nonprofit organizations, schools, businesses, and churches for 18 years. He has a a BS in Political Science from Bethune-Cookman University; a Masters in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina's School of Government; a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from UNC's School of Social Work; a Certificate in Proposal Writing and Fundraising for Nonprofits from the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. Derrick has a Ph.D. from UNC Chapel Hill his doctoral reseach was on success factors of college presidents.

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