Gates Millinneum Scholars
Larry A. Griffith began his career in secondary and post-secondary education as an undergraduate Admission Officer at The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA.
In 1989, he joined the counseling department at Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C. as Director of College Counseling. In 1995 he served as the Associate Director of Admission and Director of Multicultural Recruitment at Brown University.
In 1998, Larry returned to public education as Director of Undergraduate Admissions at the University of Delaware, Newark, DE where he completed his tenure in 2003 as Assistant Dean in the College of Arts and Science. Larry next went to the College Board where, until 2007, he served in the roles of Executive Director for National Higher Education Relationship Development and Assistant Vice-President for the Middle States Regional Office.
Larry currently serves as a Vice President at the United Negro College Fund where he is responsible for the Gates Millennium Scholars Program.
UNCF—the United Negro College Fund—administers the Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS). To reach, coordinate and support the constituent groups, UNCF has partnered with the American Indian Graduate Center Scholars, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, and the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund to assist in implementing the program.
The GMS Advisory Council has six members: five members from higher education and one member representing the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Advisory Council members include:
Dr. Gilberto Cardenas, Assistant Provost, Institute of Latino Studies at University of Notre Dame
Dr. David Chang, Chancellor, Polytechnic University
Mr. James Larimore, Dean of Students, Swarthmore College
Dr. Piedad Robertson, former President, Education Commission of the States
Dr. David V. Taylor, Provost, Morehouse College
Margaret Daniels Tyler, Senior Program Officer, Education, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation