Dr. McKinley Boston, Jr.

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Dr. McKinley Boston, Jr., President

MB&A, Inc., & Associates

Dr. McKinley Boston, Jr. completed his undergraduate education at the University of Minnesota (1968), earned his Master of Science degree from Montclair State College (1973) and completed his Doctor of Education from New York University in 1988. Dr. Boston has over 30 years of experience in higher education with progressively greater levels of administrative responsibilities and leadership based on high ethical, moral and professional values. Dr. Boston is currently the President/CEO of MB&A, INC., a marketing and consulting company, which focuses on building partnerships and creating business relationships with higher education and corporate America.

Before becoming President of MB&A, Inc., Dr. Boston was employed by the University of Minnesota as Vice President for Student Development and Athletics. The Vice President is the chief student affairs officer for those services and programs that support and enhance student’s academic experiences and contribute to their healthy personal and social development. The Vice President was a member of the President’s Executive Committee and a direct report to the President. The Vice President oversaw 422 FTEs and an annual budget of $95 million dollars with $79 million dollars as non-sponsored funds.

During his tenure at the U of M, Dr. Boston generated through sponsorship and fundraising over $75million dollars in support of student life and Intercollegiate Athletics. Programs included building a new residence hall, renovating the campus Union, Williams Arena and building a new Ice Hockey arena. In addition, Dr. Boston developed curricular/co-curricular undergraduate initiatives to include new student convocation, a leadership minor, “Gopherville”, an online computer connection program and Parent program to better integrate parents and families of students into the University Community.

Dr. Boston is an active member in the community and currently serves on a number of non-profit and for profit Boards. Dr. Boston is published and active in a number of social justice strategies aimed at supporting non-custodial fathers and their desire to be partners in rearing their children.