Tiffany F. Boykin, Ph.D., Esq
Dean of Student Engagement
Anne Arundel Community College
Tiffany F. Boykin wants her successful careers in academia and law to send some powerful messages to the community.
“I hope my achievements have helped to change the way people think, and ultimately, take action,” said Boykin, the dean of student engagement at Anne Arundel Community College (AACC). “I hope they convince people to think differently about the potential of young, at-risk black girls from inner cities like Baltimore. I want people to take notice of black students, black faculty members and black mothers.”
Boykin has earned a doctorate in higher education and a law degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law. Prior to her current position, she was assistant dean of student services for a year at AACC and also held administrative positions at Morgan State University and Baltimore City Community College. In addition, she is a former assistant professor in the Community College Leadership Doctoral Program at Morgan State and has a private law practice in Owings Mills.
One of her proudest professional accomplishments has been successfully addressing food insecurity at AACC. Her Office of Student Engagement has teamed up with the Maryland Food Bank to improve food pantry services at the Arnold campus and establish a food pantry at the Glen Burnie Town Center campus. “With the support of the food bank, the college provides 3,000 pounds of food each month at each campus to meet students’ needs and support their academic success,” she said.
Boykin also mentors and coaches those working to be student affairs professionals and community college leaders and works with students and faculty in her former doctoral program at Morgan State.
Planning is the key to success in her busy schedule, Boykin said.
“I recognize the importance of acting on my plan and I try to do something every day that helps me move toward my goals,” she said. “If I’m investing energy and resources into work that’s not aligned with my goals, I reassess and create a new plan or maybe new goals.”