Cynthia Butler-McIntyre, human-resources director for the Jefferson Parish Public School System, will be the principal speaker Tuesday (March 25) at Dillard University's annual Honors Convocation at 11 a.m. in Lawless Memorial Chapel.
The program is designed to honor about 500 students who attained a grade-point average of at least 3.2 in the spring or fall semester.
Butler-McIntyre, a former national president of Delta Sigma Theta sorority, is a 1976 Dillard graduate who earned a master's degree in education at the University of New Orleans. She has received honorary doctorates from Dillard and the Christian Bible College of Louisiana.
During a 30-year career as a teacher, assistant principal, summer-school principal and personnel administrator, Butler-McIntyre has been executive director of Delgado Community College's Tech-Prep Summer Program, and she helped coordinate and supervise student teachers specializing in early-childhood education.