Gloria J. Willingham-Touré

Trustee, Board of Trustees

Biography

Gloria J. Willingham-Touré, PhD, is the chief executive officer of Afram Global Organization Inc., a nonprofit charitable organization based in Southern California, and the founder of its Village P.r.o.j.e.c.t.s., which seeks to create environments in which persons from diverse circumstances and experiences can come together and co-learn with each other in a way that bridges the opportunity gaps, retains the respective cultures, and ultimately benefits society. Immediately prior to this role, she was the interim provost and senior vice-president at Fielding Graduate University. In her first career, nursing, Willingham-Touré re­tired as the chief nursing education and research officer at the Long Beach Depart­ment of Veterans Affairs Healthcare Systems. She later became a member of the faculty at California State University-Long Beach, where in addition to classroom and community-based teaching she led processes which resulted in increases in the integration of service-learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate nursing students. Willingham-Touré has a PhD in Education from the Claremont Graduate University.