Darryl D. Gordon, M.Ed is a doctoral candidate at the University of Central Florida, working towards his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration and Policy. He completed his B.S. in Political Science at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and his M.S. in Higher Education administration at Georgia Southern University. Darryl is a seasoned Higher Education professional having spent more than 7 years within the state of Florida college and university systems, working both at the 2-year and 4-year levels. He currently serves as an Advisor and Coordinator in the College of Health Professions and Sciences and as Vice president of the UCF Black Faculty and Staff Association. Darryl’s research interests include examining representation among Higher Education Administration and Faculty, Black Male graduate retention and attainment, and cultural and representative culture building in higher education organizations.