She moved to the United States to attend community college, and then to Raleigh to attend Shaw University.
After earning a PhD in chemistry at North Carolina State University, Dubroy became a chemist with BASF, the world’s largest chemical producer. She quickly climbed the ladder at BASF. She used her chemistry knowledge and her entrepreneurial skills to launch a natural hair care products line.
Dubroy returned to Raleigh to teach chemistry at Shaw University. Within a few months, she became department chair and just a few years later, she took the helm as president of the south’s oldest HBCU.
Host Frank Stasio talks with Tashni Dubroy about her life and work.
This is a rebroadcast--this piece aired originally February 29, 2016.