Dr. Byron P. White is Associate Vice President for Community Engagement at Xavier University and a Senior Associate for the Community Building Institute, a partnership between Xavier and the United Way of Greater Cincinnati. A former editorial page editor of The Cincinnati Post, Dr. White previously was senior manager of community relations for the Chicago Tribune, where he also served as editor of the newspaper’s Urban Affairs Team and a writer on the Tribune’s editorial board. He has worked extensively with community-based organizations in Cincinnati and on Chicago’s West Side, largely in conjunction with the Asset-Based Community Development Institute at Northwestern University, on whose faculty he serves.
White serves on the Greater Cincinnati Foundation’s Community & Economic Development Advisory Committee and is an alumnus of Leadership Cincinnati Class XIII. White has a doctorate in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in social science from the University of Chicago.