Boyd brings a diverse background, rich in educational innovation. In his current role, he provides divisional leadership, collaborating with faculty and staff on curriculum and program development, professional development, policy formation, strategic planning, budget development and grant development. Boyd also worked to build partnerships with business and industry leaders, as well as public officials.
He is a proven fundraiser. Boyd secured a $100,000 grant to upgrade equipment in the college’s automotive program. He also secured funding of $150,000 to start a digital computer forensics program, which provided training for law enforcement officers.
He also served as associate dean of business and career technologies at Elgin, ensuring sound academic management of the 22 programs within the division and collaborating with college constituencies in purchasing and upgrading a new public safety communication program.
Boyd, who got his start at San Joaquin Delta College, a two-year institution in California, holds a doctor of education degree in community college leadership, a master’s in education and a bachelor’s in human services.
Known to some as “Dr. J,” Boyd, 53, and his wife, Carolyn, have five grown sons: Jeffery, Justen, Joshua, Jonathan and Jordan. He is a lighthouse enthusiast and enjoys outdoor and water activities. The couple plans to reside in Norfolk.