Dr. Tina D. Pierce
Elected: January 2020
Term Expires: December 31, 2023
Dr. Tina D. Pierce is a servant leader who empowers individuals to create positive transformative change in their communities. Passionate about community service, Dr. Pierce is serving her first term as a proud member of the Columbus Board of Education having been elected in 2019. She is President of the Ohio School Board Association Central Region and President of The Ohio State University Undergraduate Student Government Alumni Society. Dr. Pierce has received several honors including The Ohio State University Alumni Association Pay It Forward Award for Volunteerism and the Association of Staff and Faculty Women Mary Ann Williams Leadership Award.
She is a program manager in the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University responsible for developing strategic initiatives and programs, as well as general administrative oversight for the professional development unit. Her courageous spirit and passion for building bridges between the university and its surrounding community led her to established WORTH (Working Through Obstacles Reaching True Heights), an education consulting company that provides evidence-based training and programs to cultivate leadership and increase civic engagement. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of the WORTH Foundation (Working Through Obstacles Reaching True Heights Foundation), a non-profit fostering community engagement through civic education and leadership development. With more than 20 years of teaching, advising, and research experience Dr. Pierce has garnered a reputation as a highly effective facilitator empowering people who desire lifelong opportunities and a voice in their communities.
She is a graduate of The Ohio State University, earning a Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science with a Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in College and University Teaching; a Master of Arts in Political Science; a Bachelor of Arts in Social and Behavioral Sciences with Distinction in Political Science; and a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities with Distinction in African American and African Studies. Dr. Pierce and her husband, Andrew Pierce Sr., have four children: Andrew II, Malcolm, Catherine, and Michelle.
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