Butler-McIntyre earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in early childhood education at Dillard University. She earned a Master of Education degree in curriculum and instruction/educational administration at the University of New Orleans
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Cynthia M. A. Butler-McIntyre, national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is slated to be appointed by President Barack Obama to the Board of Trustees of the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation.
The announcement was made in an official press release from The White House on Sept. 6.
Butler-McIntyre is an educator who currently serves as a director of human resources for the Jefferson Parish Public School System in Harvey, La. She has impacted the lives of countless young people for over 30 years as a teacher, assistant principal, summer school principal and personnel administrator in her school district.
“I am excited and honored to have been selected by President Obama to serve the Christopher Columbus Fellowship as a member of its Board of Trustees,” said Butler-McIntyre.
The Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation is an independent federal government agency established to encourage and support research, study and labor designed to produce new discoveries in all fields of endeavor for the benefit of mankind.
Governed by a Presidential appointed Board of Trustees, the foundation seeks to nurture and recognize pioneering individuals and programs which reflect the visionary spirit and pioneering heritage of Christopher Columbus.
Butler-McIntyre has served as national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. since July 2008. Initiated into the sorority through the Beta Gamma Chapter of Dillard University in 1973 and currently a member of the New Orleans Alumnae Chapter, she has served the sorority with distinction at the local, state, regional and national levels which has earned her the respect and admiration of the membership.
Butler-McIntyre earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in early childhood education at Dillard University. She earned a Master of Education degree in curriculum and instruction/educational administration at the University of New Orleans and is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of divinity degree from Christian Bible College of Louisiana.
“I look forward to assisting the foundation in encouraging innovation, embracing new ideas and celebrating visionaries,” said Butler-McIntyre.
For more information on the Christopher Columbus Foundation, visit www.columbusfdn.org.
For more information on Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., visit www.deltasigmatheta.org.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded in 1913 on the campus of Howard University to promote academic excellence; to provide scholarships; to provide support to the underserved; to educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy; and to highlight issues and provide solutions for problems in communities. Today, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority has more than 250,000 members and nearly 1,000 chapters worldwide. The Sorority uses its Five-Point Programmatic Thrust of economic development, educational development, international awareness and involvement, physical and mental health, and political awareness and involvement to create its national programs.