Racquel Oden is the new chair of the board of directors of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. She is the first woman to chair the board in the organization’s 37-year history.
Established in 1987, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund is the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black college community. TMCF member schools include the publicly-supported historically Black colleges and universities, predominantly Black institutions, and historically Black community colleges. Publicly-supported HBCUs enroll over 78 percent of all students attending HBCUs.
Racquel Oden, is the head of the U.S, for HSBC Bank, a London-based financial giant formerly known as the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. Oden leads the wealth and personal banking division which includes the private bank, wealth management, and the retail business for all the United States. Her work in the financial industry uniquely positions her to serve as an advocate to secure new partnerships to add to an already impressive roster of TMCF corporate partners.
Oden has been a member of the TMCF board for 16 years. She is a graduate of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where she majored in political science. She earned an MBA at historically Black Hampton University in Virginia.