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DISTINGUISHED ALUMNA AND ALUMNUS AWARDS

Rodney Hood

Rodney E. Hood '89

Rodney Hood is the immediate past chairman and current board member of the National Credit Union Administration, the federal agency that regulates, charters and insures America’s credit union system.

When Mr. Hood was named NCUA’s 11th chairman in 2019, he was the first Black American to ever lead a banking regulatory agency. As chairman, Mr. Hood prioritized financial inclusion and wholeness, which he has called the civil rights issue of our time.

Previously, Mr. Hood served as a corporate responsibility manager for JPMorgan Chase, managing national partnerships with nonprofit organizations, financial regulators and community stakeholders to promote financial inclusion and shared prosperity in underserved communities. His prior experience includes serving as associate administrator of the Rural Housing Service at the

U.S. Department of Agriculture. In this role, he helped to address the housing needs in rural communities and administered the agency’s $43 billion mortgage portfolio.

Mr. Hood has generously shared his time and expertise with institutions of higher education in North Carolina, including service on the Board of Governors for the UNC System, the Board of Visitors for UNC-Chapel Hill and the Board of Trustees for the UNC School of the Arts. He has also served on the Board of Trustees for the North Carolina Museum of Art.

A native of Charlotte, Mr. Hood holds a bachelor’s degree from Carolina in business, communications and political science. While a student, Mr. Hood was a member of the Undergraduate Honor Court and was inducted into the Order of the Old Well.