Marcus Sneed, associate director for The University of Toledo's Office of Alumni Relations, received the Emerging Leader Award from the African American Legacy Project in October.
The Emerging Leader Award was established in 2008 by the African American Legacy Project, a nonprofit organization that documents and preserves the history of northwest Ohio's community and its impact and influence beyond the state's borders.
Sneed received his bachelor's degree in organizational development and management from the UT College of Business and Innovation in 2007, then joined the UT Alumni Relations staff as an outreach coordinator. He then became assistant director of alumni relations and recently has been promoted to associate director of alumni relations.
During his career at UT he has helped secure scholarships for African-American students and continues to be a voice and advocate for African-American alumni. He is dedicated to promoting higher education and serves as a mentor and confidant to many African-American males on campus.
Additionally, he has devoted many hours to the Black Alumni Affiliate, the UT college chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and local nonprofits.
Sneed is also working on his master of business administration degree with a focus on organizational leadership at UT COBI.