Roslind Blasingame-Buford Phd – 2017 Top 100 Under 50 Executive Leader


Roslind Blasingame-Buford Phd
President and CEO
LINK Unlimited Scholars
National-Louis University

Dr. Roslind Blasingame-Buford (Dr. Roz) serves as the President & CEO for LINK Unlimited Scholars, Chicago’s only college and career success program focused solely on economically disadvantaged African American youth. Dr. Roz is a trailblazer in youth development and education and serves as a national thought leader and change agent influencing college access, workforce development, restorative justice, and afterschool programming. She has received numerous commendations for her leadership and commitment to service and was Named as a “Leading Lady” by “O,” The Oprah Magazine; recognized as one of Chicago’s Emerging Leaders by the Community Renewal Society; recently elected into the Economic Club of Chicago and is a 2018 Fellow for Leadership Greater Chicago. Dr. Roz has earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Master of Science in Nonprofit Management, and Doctorate in Adult Education.