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Roberta McLeod
Director of Blackburn

Roberta McLeod, Director Armour J. Blackburn University Center and Intramurals, Recreation and Club Sports.

Ms. McLeod is a graduate of Hampton Institute (University).

Ms. McLeod has served as the Director for 24 1/2 years. Prior to her appointment at Howard University she served as the Coordinator for Student Activities, the University Gallery and Director of the Student Center at the Pennsylvania State University Capitol Campus in Middletown, Pa.. She served as the Program Director of the Queens College Student Services Corporation at Queens College, Flushing, New York prior to her appointment at The Pennsylvania State University.

She was a Parasitologist at Merck in Rahway, N.J. She also served as a teacher and traveling tutor for the Newark Boys Chorus in Newark, N.J.

She served as the International Chairperson for the Committee on the Arts for the Association of College Unions International for two terms.

Ms. McLeod serves on several boards including The Village Learning Center Public Charter School, Honda Campus All-Star Challenge National Advisory Board and the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans.

She is the Founder/Director of “Essence of Africa” a Rites of Passage program for girls 8-18 in Prince George’s County. She founded/hosted Art Scope on WPFW-FM radio Washington, D.C. and Black Perspectives and the Arts on WMSP-FM radio, Harrisburg, Pa. She is a retired model and dancer.

She is a member of several organizations including Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the Association of College Unions International, NAACP, Kiwanis International, Golden Key and Outstanding Young Women in America.

She is the mother of Ronald Sean McLeod and Maria C. Jones, and foster mother of five lovely young people and the grandmother of Maia and Kayla Jones.

Recreational Activities and Intramural Sports Staff

Samuel Amoako-Atta
Assistant Director of Intramurals and Recreation Activities

Born in Kumasi, Ghana, Samuel Amoako-Atta received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana 1978, majoring in Physical Education. He held several teaching and coaching positions in Ghana, and Liberia, West Taught, coached and administered sports at Ghanaian Schools and later relocated to Liberia in 1980 coaching and teaching at the University of Liberia. Became the Director of Sports at the university between 1982-1984 and also served as a physical education consultant to UNESCO (United Nations Educational and Scientific Organization) seconded to the Liberia ministry of Education between 1982-1984, where he co-authored the physical education curriculum for Liberian public schools. In 1984 he assisted the Liberian National Track and Field Coach in preparing the 1984 Liberian track team to the Los Angeles Olympic Games. In 1985 he taught Physical Education at Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Louisiana. He obtained a Masters Degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation in May 1986 at Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Louisiana. He taught Physical Education courses and assisted with intramural sports. Mr. Amoako-Atta was hired in August 1992 at Howard University as the Coordinator for Intramural Sports. In 1993 he was appointed as the Assistant Director for Recreation/Intramural Activities. He is presently enrolled in his final year as a doctoral student at the Howard University School of Education, studying Educational Administration and Policy.


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