About Me

Dr. Candice Matthews Statewide Vice Chair is a highly sought-after expert in the field of child welfare and has more than 15 years of experience working with children and families in Houston, Texas. Her current role has her designing, developing, and implementing strategic plans for the Children of Diversity Foster Adoption Agency organization cost-effectively and time-efficiently.

Daily activities include the day-to-day operation of the organization, managing committees, developing staff, and creating business plans in collaboration with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and the Texas Department of Human Health Services.

Dr. Candice is a highly effective and efficient administrator with over 15 years of experience designing, developing, and implementing strategic plans for various organizations. She has a proven track record in managing committees, developing staff, and creating business plans. Her current role is responsible for the day-to-day operation of a Foster Adoption Agency organization that serves children of diversity.

The standards for an honorary doctorate are high and have been met by Dr. Matthews. While an honorary doctorate is often regarded as the highest form of recognition a university can bestow, the specifics of being awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humanity are specifically awarded to individuals like Dr. Candice, who makes great contributions to society.

She has always been a champion for the underdog and a voice for the voiceless. Her humanitarian and philanthropic contributions to society include her affiliations with the Texas Coalition Of Black Democrats, a voter protection project, and the Rainbow Push Coalition. This latter organization was founded by Jesse Jackson and is currently a Chicago-based nonprofit organization formed as a merger of Operation PUSH and the National Rainbow Coalition.

The Rainbow Push Coalition is a multi-racial, multi-issue confronting organization that "seeks to protect, defend, and gain civil rights by leveling the economic and educational playing fields, and to promote peace and justice around the world." The Rainbow Push Coalition is committed to fighting for the rights of all people, regardless of race or ethnicity. They are dedicated to promoting equality and justice for all.


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