Special Guest Speaker - Dr. Rosalind Osgood
Dr. Rosalind Osgood, a Broward County native, holds both Master and Doctoral degrees in Public Administration from Nova Southeastern University. In 2001, Dr. Osgood had the unique honor of being the first woman in the history of the New Mount Olive Baptist Church to be licensed, ordained, and positioned in the pulpit as a preacher. In December of 2007, she earned a Master’s of Divinity Degree from New Orleans Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
She currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Mount Olive Development Corporation, Chair of the Broward County School Board, and Associate Minister at New Mount Olive Baptist Church. She is a highly sought after itinerate Preacher. Dr. Osgood is a former adjunct professor at Nova Southeastern University – Huizenga School of Business. She is the author of two academic articles and two books, “The Story Behind the Story” and “Influential Woman Leader”.
She is a member of numerous professional organizations, including: South Atlantic Regional Spiritual Oversight Committee of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Zeta Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (president), Links Incorporated’s Southern Area Legislative Issue, Public Affairs and Disaster Relief Committee (chair), Programs for Fort Lauderdale Chapter of the Links, Inc (vice president), Public Policy Committee for the National Forum of Black Public Administrators (chair). Dr. Osgood has been recognized by her peers as a true community leader. In 2013, she became the First Female Chaplain for the City of Fort Lauderdale Police Department and received the 2009 JM Families African American Achievers Award. Her Motto is ”Overcome Obstacles by Optimizing Opportunities“.