Hall of Fame Member Biographies

Melvin Todd

Melvin Todd served Oklahoma higher education in Oklahoma for three decades as a teacher and administrator. He joined the staff of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education in 1975, after serving as a principal and assistant superintendent in the Oklahoma City Public Schools. As a State Regents’ staff member, Todd was special assistant to the Chancellor, and became Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs in 1980. He was the first Afro-American to serve on the State Regents’ staff. In 1991, he retired and joined Langston University as Special Assistant to the President, a position he still holds. Todd was inducted into the Oklahoma Higher Education Hall of Fame in 2002, currently serves as a member of OHEHS board.