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The Black Scholar’s Champion - Dr. Stanley Viltz (1944-2016)


Dr. Stanley Benson Viltz served as President of APADS, Inc. from 2004 – 2006. Under her leadership, Dr. Viltz introduced the first colloquium event at USC on June 26, 2004. The APADS Colloquium was a seminar that brought together experts, scholars, and students to discuss specific topics and fields of study. This year’s colloquium will be held on May 21, 2023, with 5 APADS Presenters.


Dr. Viltz graduated with a B.A. and M.P.A. from the University of Southern California, and an Ed.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. She had a 37-year career in higher education administration. She served at California community colleges for over 32 years, including assignments at L.A. Mission, East L.A., Compton, Antelope Valley, and Fullerton. At Los Angeles Southwest College, she served as Interim Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs and the Executive Director of the Southwest College Foundation. Dr. Viltz re-careered to serve as Associate Provost for Student Affairs at Bennett College, a private HBCU for women in Greensboro, NC for 5 years.


Described as “The Black Scholar’s Champion”, Dr. Viltz. She worked tirelessly to uplift and prepare the students that she served. Her many experiences as a scholar, academic administrator, community advocate, and leader, afforded her many experiences and catapulted her determination to increase opportunity for, and to develop the pipeline for African American and women’s leadership.


Source: Homegoing Tribute – Dr. Stanley Camilla Benson Viltz (10/4/1944 – 7/14/2016); printed July 26, 2016


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