Cassandra Herring is president and Chief Executive Officer of the Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity (BranchED), a national effort to maximize programming and drive innovation to prepare highly effective diverse educators for all learners. Prior to BranchED, Dr. Herring served as Dean of the School of Education and Human Development at Hampton University. Dr. Herring also conceptualized and launched Hampton U Online, the university’s virtual campus for the delivery of online degree programs and opened the Hampton University International Office, a hub for supporting international students and faculty, promoting study abroad, and building global connections. Dr. Herring has served on national and international boards, including serving as Chair of the HBCU Academic of Deans of Education Council and as a member of both Deans for Impact and the advisory board for The Jandris Center for Innovative Higher Education. She has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the international Online Learning Consortium and as a Salzburg Global Institute Fellow at Schloss Leopoldskron in Salzburg, Austria.