Alfred Mays

Alfred M. Mays currently serves as the Director and Chief Strategist for Diversity and STEM Education at Burroughs Wellcome Fund. Prior to Alfred assuming this role, he served as an independent consultant with a service delivery that included strategic planning, project incubation, design and implementation. Alfred has served as an enabler within a number of education programs and initiatives to include the Assistant Director of the Collaborative Project, a 21st Century Program supported by the North Carolina General Assembly. In this role, Alfred was primarily responsible for the development and management of information resources, which supported the project’s design through program participation tracking, reporting, and evaluation of impact. Alfred also served as staff advisor (Project Manager) to North Carolina’s eLearning Commission and provided consultation to a number of special committees and focus groups. Other efforts include implementation of youth leadership and empowerment activities and the build out of STEM career awareness. Prior to joining the Collaborative Project, Alfred served public education as the Director of Information Resources Affairs and Director of Special Projects at the University of North Carolina – Office of the President (2000 – 2007). During this tenure, Alfred was responsible for the coordination of a number of special initiatives and collaborative efforts within the Division of Information Resources and served as a central liaison for the 16-campus system and various state agencies. Alfred’s other work experience includes service as a regional director for the North Carolina Model Teacher Education Consortium (UNC-General Administration) and State Program Director within the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction. Alfred currently serves as a member the Board of Directors for a number of organizations and special activities. He has been recognized for his contributions with many organizational successes to include Government Wide Best Practices. An Air Force veteran, Alfred received a Bachelor of Science degree from Wilmington College and a Master of Science degree in Administration from Central Michigan University.