From Teenage Troublemaker to Fulbright Scholar

Former National Officer and BOT Trustee, Dr. Cassandra St Vil featured in Buffalo State's newsletter talking about her professional achievements: Click Here

As a teenager, Cassandra St. Vil, ’05 (pictured at left), was a troublemaker who ran away from home. She graduated from high school with just a 72.5 average. Yet she has received a full merit-based scholarship to earn her third master’s degree, this one from Harvard University.


Dr. Cassandra St Vil also has created her own education guide. The purpose of this writing is essentially two-fold:

The first attempt is to explain what every one, globally, seems to have accepted as norm in the general distortion of Black identity and the histories and cultures of Black peoples.

The second aim being an offering of a worthy resort, at least in the United States' context, of how we can respond to this ongoing misrepresentation in our school systems by proposing a new academic model centering Black uplift.

You can purchase her book on Amazon.





  1. Cassandra J. St. Vil August 15, 2017 at 9:30 pm -

    Thank you for sharing this post, Sisters! To our commitment to uplift.