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Ms. Sonia White

Dillard College of Business Administration


Sonia White: Sonia is the Director of the Center for Nonprofit Management & Leadership at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She recently assisted with launching and overseeing the new Nonprofit Management Minor in the Dillard College of Business Administration and advises students pursuing that degree. Sonia developed the Nonprofit Management Minor courses' curriculum and content, including the four classes she teaches.

Sonia has 20 years of professional experience in the nonprofit sector and has worked for multiple large nonprofits in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex, as well as operating a consulting firm, Sonia White Consulting, LLC. Sonia served as the Director for the Area Agency on Aging for Dallas County and the Managing Director for Aging and Disability Services for the Community Council of Greater Dallas, overseeing an $8 million budget.  Since 2015, Ms. White has written many successful federal grants, resulting in over $30 million in federal funds awarded.

Sonia owns and operates two businesses with her husband, David Seaberry. Located in Dallas, Texas, SoDa’s Corporate Cuisine LLC provides corporate dining services, including catering, vending, coffee/break room management, and onsite dining. White & Seaberry Properties LLC is a property management company in Springtown, Texas.

Sonia is a native Texan, born in Ft. Worth, Texas. Sonia attended the University of Texas at Austin, earning her Bachelor in Fine Arts and teacher certification. Sonia also spent a semester in Ponte Agli Stolli, Italy, in the Tuscany region, as part of her studies. She received her Master of Science in Education, emphasizing Supervision and Administration in the Fine Arts, from Bank Street College and Parsons School of Design in Manhattan, NY. Sonia is a Standards for Excellence Licensed Consultant, one of only two in Texas. Sonia was recently accepted into the Ph.D. Business Management program at the University of South Alabama in Mobile. She anticipates completing this program and earning her Ph.D. by May 2024.

Other Positions



Dillard College of Business Administration 278


Dillard College of Business Administration 278
Institution Degree Graduation Date
University of South Alabama Ph.D in progress 2024
Southern Methodist University/CNMConnect - Dallas, TX Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program 2008
Bank Street College & Parsons School of Design - New York City, NY Master of Science in Education, (Supervision & Administration of Fine Arts) 1998
Texas Education Agency K-12 Art Texas Teacher Lifetime Certification 1991
University of Texas - Austin Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Art Studies 1991
Cedar Valley College Lean Six Sigma Management Black Belt Certification
Employer Position Start Date End Date
Midwestern State University Instructor/Director 01/01/2019
Community Council of Greater Dallas -- Dallas, TX Managing Director Aging & Disability Services/Director Area Agency on Aging 05/01/2017 05/01/2018
Community Council of Greater Dallas - Dallas, TX Director Coalitions & Planning 12/01/2014 04/01/2017
Sonia White Consulting, LLC -- DFW Metroplex Owner and Managing Director 12/01/2009
CitySquare - Dallas, TX Director Nurture Knowledge & Nutrition 12/01/2005 01/01/2012
Greater Dallas Community of Churches -- Dallas, TX Americorps VISTA 11/01/2003 11/01/2005
Greater Dallas Community of Churches Manager Summer Feeding and Reading Program 04/01/2003 11/01/2005

Peer Reviewed Publications

Dodgen, L., Spence-Almaguer, E., Cantu-Anguiano, K., Hooker, A., White, S. (2020). Partnerships Processes to Develop SHE Tribe: A Healthy Lifestyle Intervention.  Health Promotion Practice, 21(4), 591-600. Article first published online: November 20, 2018, Sage Journals.

Peer Reviewed Conference Presentations

Current Conference Submission Under Review

White, S., & Gillis, W., (Under review). Micro-businesses leadership: The impact of digitalization and capabilities on crisis response. Submitted to 2023 Academy of Management Conference.

White, S., & O’Sullivan, R., & Brouer, R. (Under review). Service with a smile: Gender role conformity, servant leadership, and followers. Submitted to 2023 Academy of Management Conference.

Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations

Quintanar, S., White, S.R., Choudhury, S. & Bennett, A., (2022, June). Paycheck Protection Program Loans: Lender-Type and Loan Forgiveness. Paper presented at the 2022 American Marketing Association Marketing and Public Policy Conference, Austin, Texas.

McIlveen, T., Davis, M.,& White, S.R. (2022, October). How could you think that? When supervisor misattribution leads to reduction in subsequent employee organizational citizenship behavior. Paper presented at the 2022 Midwest Academy of Management Conference, Detroit, Michigan.