Carol Y. Dudley has worked for Howard University for 38 years. In her current role she serves as director of the Howard University School of Communications Office of Career Development She has held this position for 25 years. Prior to this appointment she served as project coordinator for the School of Communications/U.S. Office of Education Training Grants in Communication Disorders.
A 1976 Speech-Language Pathology graduate of the School of Communications, Ms. Dudley serves on the T. Howard Foundation Community Association Board, which promotes student internship training in media. She is the advisor to the School of Communications Student Council and has served on the The Hilltop Newspaper Policy Board and the DC Public Schools Technology and Communications Board.
She has helped to establish and/or facilitate several industry-related scholarship programs with such nationally recognized organizations that include the White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) Scholarship, The Washington Post William Raspberry Young Journalists Scholarship, Interep Radio, FOX News Co., ABC News Nightline, Broadcast Capital Fund, Inc. (BROADCAP), the WB 50, The Flip Wilson Estate Scholarship, ZenithOptimedia Advertising, Ofield Dukes Public Relations, Richard Parsons Legal Communications, the Sam F. Yette Journalism Scholarship, Mega Communications and BET. In addition, she is also a member of the University-wide Committee to Review External Scholarships including the Gates Millennium Scholarship.
Her mentoring and outreach services to help fast track high school students to careers in media include providing internships and spring coops for young students from the Howard University Summer Leadership Academy and the pre-college Upward Bound/Trio Programs. She serves as a reader for the DC College Success Scholarship Program.
In addition, she has also provided broadcast training opportunities for students from Banneker Senior High School, Dunbar and Wilson High Schools in the District. Ms. Dudley helped coordinate the first High School Media Day on Howard’s campus with the National Association of Minorities in Communications (NAMIC).
Her professional memberships include the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and the National Association of Career Educators (NACE). She is requested often to speak to students groups on the Howard University campus and at local colleges and institutions. Some of those groups include The National Association of Broadcaster (NAB)/HU Media Sales Institute, The College of Southern Maryland, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., the Howard University Graduate School Preparing Future Teachers Program, and the National Association of Minorities in Communications (NAMIC).
Ms. Dudley was recognized for Distinguished Service to Local Journalism from the Society for Professional Journalists and she has received numerous awards from student organizations.