Hooks Institute Board Welcomes Marvin Todd

July 2, 2020 - The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis has welcomed Marvin Todd to its Board. The Board assists the Institute in the strategic development and implementation of its mission and programs. Members have included community activists, attorneys, engineers, corporate leaders, public relations officials and clergy. 

About Marvin Todd
Marvin Todd is a marketing manager with FedEx. He’s a native Memphian with experience in marketing, project management and strategic planning and implementation. Todd is the Board chair for Vision Prep Charter School and mentors youth in recreational sports programs at the Kroc Center. He is a 2011 graduate of the New Memphis Institute’s Fellows Program and received his bachelor’s degree in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Todd later earned his MBA from Dowling Institute.

“I’m beyond ecstatic at the opportunity to teach, study and promote civil rights and social change by serving with my peers on the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change Board,” said Todd. “By serving on the Board, it allows me to help address racial, social, economic and other disparities within our community across many levels.”

About the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change
The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute implements its mission of teaching, studying and promoting civil rights and social change through research, education and direct intervention programs. Institute programs include community outreach; funding faculty research initiatives on community issues; implementing community service projects; hosting conferences, symposiums and lectures; and promoting local and national scholarship on civil and human rights. The Hooks Institute is an interdisciplinary center at the University of Memphis. Contributed revenue for the Hooks Institute, including funding from individuals, corporations and foundations, is administered through the University of Memphis Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization.

For more information, visit memphis.edu/benhooks.