Dr. Barbara Banks received her Bachelor of Science from Old Dominion University. While attending Old Dominion she joined Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and was a member of the Honor Society. She received her Masters in Executive Leadership from Liberty University and her Doctorate of Philosophy at Hampton University in Educational Management, with a track that focuses on Higher Education. She is a certified Instructional Designer and Blackboard Trainer. She completed the Quality Matters Series and is the founder of her own nonprofit -Bridging Education and Excellence 501(c)3.