CC 20: Senegal | Douglas Treado
Doug and I had a fascinating conversation about the early years of Peace Corps. It was also quite interesting to hear him talk about life in the 60's during the Civil Rights era. As a person who was born decades after the Civil Rights movement, most of what I know of that time period was what I read in books. This was really the first time I spoke to someone with first hand stories of being in the South in the 60's. Listening to Doug talk, I realize that although we have come a long way since the days of segregation and blatant discrimination, in terms of equal rights for everyone, we still have some work ahead of us.
Doug has had a long career in sales, international issues, educational administration, non-profit organizations and project management. After serving in the Peace Corps, he worked for the agency as a recruiter. Doug has held leadership positions at universities such as Cornell Univeristy, University of California - Santa Cruz, and Creighton University. His leadership skills also extend to non-profit organizations such as The International Rescue Committee and the Chemung Valley Arts Council. Doug has an MA from Northern Michigan University in Sociology and Education, and has also completed graduate work in Cultural Anthropology and Education at the University of Nebraska. He currently lives in Edenton, North Carolina.