Speakers

Kojuan Lynette Almond

Kojuan Almond is currently an Adjunct Professor at Prince George’s County Community College.  She teaches a course entitled “Youth at Work,” which introduces young people to basic work ethic principles, and acculturates them to the workforce.  Additionally, she is serving as an Executive Board Member and Project Support Manager at the Institute for Creative Community Initiatives.  In this capacity she manages Youth Mentoring Programs, Annual Youth Conferences, and Community Health Initiatives. She also recently completed a successful consulting project at the Department of Defense.

In October 2017, Kojuan retired from the Social Security Administration after almost 40 years of federal service.  Prior to leaving she served in the Senior Executive Service as Associate Commissioner in the Office of Civil Rights and Equal Opportunity (EEO).  In that role she was responsible for EEO programs for approximately 64,000 Social Security employees. 

During her federal tenure Kojuan held a number of increasingly more challenging positions.  These included: Deputy Associate Commissioner in the Office of International Operations, Deputy Associate Commissioner in the Office of Income Security Programs, Associate Commissioner in the Office of Communications, and Deputy Director of Human Capital at the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Kojuan has received numerous federal awards, including the Regional Commissioner’s Citation, Deputy Commissioner Award, Commissioner of Social Security Award, and the distinguished Federal Executive Board Diversity Champion award.  She received these accolades because her workplace achievements consistently demonstrated a commitment to professional excellence, exceptional leadership skills, and a penchant for grooming future leaders.

A native of Inkster, Michigan, Kojuan obtained her undergraduate degree from Michigan State University. She is also a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute. She has been married to Adolphus Almond for over 20 years, and they have a beautifully blended family of two daughters and two sons.