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Ade Akinrinola, Ph.D.

Inaugural Assistant Director for Community Development and Outreach


Ade joined Texas Global from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where he received his doctorate in education policy, organization and leadership, and wrote his dissertation, Being Black and International in the United States: Navigating the Contours of Race and Citizenship Status in America. He has a master’s degree in K-12 educational administration from Michigan State University and a bachelor’s degree in educational administration from the University of Lagos. In his spare time Ade enjoys watching and discussing soccer and most importantly spending time with his two adorable daughters and amazing wife.