Member Highlight: Terrance Stroud

Congratulations to DSS Chapter member Terrance Stroud for being named in “Trailblazers in Higher Education” by NY City & State.

Presently, Terrance Blackman Stroud serves as the Deputy Commissioner at the Department of Social Services (DSS) overseeing the Office of Training & Workforce Development. He leads the development and implementation of the agency’s learning strategy. DSS is the largest municipal social services agency in the nation and has an operating budget of $9.7 billion and over 16000 employees. 

Terrance is a published author who has been honored on a City, State, Federal and Global level for his work in education, government and his contributions to the community. His distinctions include being named a Brooklyn Tech Distinguished Younger Alumnus, a Home Reporter News “Star of Brooklyn”, a City and State “Top 40 Under 40”, Black Enterprise Modern Man of Distinction, the IU Maurer School of Law Samuel S. Dargan Outstanding Alumni Award, City & State Inaugural Above & Beyond: Innovator’s Award and City & State Higher Education Power 100. 

Stroud graduated and served on the alumni and advisory boards of Brooklyn Technical High School, Brooklyn College and Indiana Maurer School of Law. He is also an executive education alum of Yale School of Management’s Foundations of Management Excellence Certificate Program.

Terrance was appointed to the New York State Staff Development Advisory Committee. Stroud was elected to the National Staff Development Training Association’s Executive Advisory Council. He is also co-chair of the American Public Human Services Association’s Equity Diversity and Inclusion Peer Community. President Biden appointed Terrance to serve as a Commissioner on the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars. 

Stroud is an Adjunct Professor of Law overseeing Indiana University Maurer School of Law’s New York Externship Program and is the first black recipient of the Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award. Terrance was the inaugural Global Leader in Residence at the Indiana University Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies and led the Global Leaders & Professionals Program.