Valora Richardson

Director, Digital Solutions and Innovation

United Negro College Fund

Valora is responsible for designing, developing, and executing a shared digital infrastructure and innovation strategy that leverages the latest technologies to drive partnering institutions and their students’ success.  

She has an extensive background in leading academic technology initiatives.  She is committed to sharing her knowledge and expertise promoting equitable technology development, integration and application at Black higher education institutions.

Valora received her PhD in Instructional Technology from Georgia State University and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Information Technology with a concentration in Data Analytics and Intelligent Systems from Kennesaw State University.

She enjoys loves music and at one point in her life she was able to play (with the exception of the Viola) every instrument, in the string orchestra.