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Womack, Virginia Booth



  • Existence: November 29, 1947 -

Biographical Information

Virginia Lynn Booth Womack (b. 1947) is from Indianapolis, Indiana, and was the first in her family to attend college. She enrolled at Purdue University on a four year scholarship and simultaneously earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a B.A. in Psychology. While enrolled at Purdue for her Bachelors Degrees, Womack was involved with several academically oriented extracurriculars: National Society of Black Engineers, Society of Women Engineers, and Purdue's Minority Engineering Program. She also served as the Chair of the National Society of Black Engineers and advocated for the needs of underrepresented students in engineering and the sciences at a national scale during her two terms.

Before returning to Purdue as the Director of the Minority Engineering Program, Womack gained professional experience in the applied and acedemic spheres. She worked at Proctor and Gamble, Eli Lilly, RCA, General Dynamics, Daimler Chrysler Corporation, and the Bibleway Christian Academy. As the Director of the MEP Program, Womack is working to increase the number of engineering and STEM graduates from underreprented student populations. She also recently served as the Interim Executive Director of the ISBE. Womack's research and service emphasizes inclusive leadership across academia, civic engagement, and the corporate world.