Dr. Robert B. Ingram wins Miami-Dade County School Board Vice Chairperson Post

November 20, 2002
For Immediate Release
Contact: Erhabor Onaiwu
(305) 995-1334

For only the second time in Miami Dade County Public School history an African American was elected to serve as vice chair. Dr. Robert B. Ingram beat out two other candidates for the position. Nominated by the Honorable Betsy Kaplan they declared Dr. Ingram the winner in the election conducted during the school boards reorganization meeting. "I am honored to have been elected by my colleagues to serve," Dr. Ingram told his board members. "As vice chair, I will make every effort to work with our newly elected Chair Dr. Michael Krop to reinvigorate our board and deliver a unified, unmistakable message and movement that uplift our students, faculty and staff." Before being elected to the fourth largest school district in the country Dr. Ingram was the first African American police officer to be assigned to the all-white section of downtown Miami, Florida. His interpersonal skills and professional abilities led him to become Chief of Police of the City of Opa-locka, Florida and later City Manager of the City of South Miami, Florida. Not only that, Dr. Ingram was the first popularly elected Mayor of the City of Opa-locka and the only Mayor to be elected to six consecutive terms. He is a person of firm conviction, who possesses exceptional management skills and a keen sense of equity. Besides being a school board member Dr. Ingram serves as Assistant to the President for Urban Affairs at Florida Memorial College.

For more information contact Dr. lngram's office at 305-995-1334.

To contact Dr. Ingram, please call 305-995-1340 or e-mail


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