Monday, January 13, 2014

Background of poverty serves Sulamoyo well

From an early age, Dalitso Sulamoyo knew he wanted a college education.

But that seemed unlikely for someone living in one of the poorest countries in the world.

Sulamoyo — who today is chief executive officer of the Springfield-based Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies — was born and raised in Malawi, a New Hampshire-sized country in Africa with a population of 12 million.

Sulamoyo eventually found a family that paid for him to complete his bachelor’s degree at Illinois College in Jacksonville and a master’s degree at the University of Illinois Springfield. He later received another master’s degree, and graduated with a PhD from Benedictine University’s Organization Development program in 2011.

Sulamoyo was featured by The State Journal-Register on January 12, 2014.

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