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Ms. Sonia White

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Bio

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. Sonia gained vast experience with children’s issues such as hunger, health, and insurance coverage when she managed both the CHIP/Children’s Medicaid Program and the Affordable Care Act Marketplace Navigator Services for the Community Council. Sonia was one of the founding members of the Dallas Coalition for Hunger Solutions in 2011 and continues to serve on its Leadership Team. Sonia also worked with CitySquare in Dallas, Texas, where she ran their food pantry and children’s hunger programs, providing meals to over 15,000 children annually. While at CitySquare, her program Food on the Move was recognized nationally, regionally, and locally for its innovation and successful collaboration with Frito-Lay/Pepsico. 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. The two are also shareholders in two other businesses, Friends Farm at Salt Creek LLC, located in Poolville, Texas, and Walnut Acres Properties LLC, located in Tyler, Texas.

Sonia is a native Texan, born in Ft. Worth, Texas, where she grew up around horses and cows. As a teenager, her family spent a short time in Arkansas, owning and operating a sheep ranch. Later the family moved to Texarkana, Texas, where Sonia graduated from high school. Sonia attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned 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 December 2024.

Sonia and her husband divide their time between Wichita Falls and Poolville, Texas. They recently bought and remodeled a 1940’s cottage in Wichita Falls. They enjoy the vibrant community there when Sonia is teaching at MSU. Sonia and David also own a small ranch in Poolville, Texas, where they enjoy their favorite things: sitting on their front porch with their two dogs and two cats, watching beautiful sunsets, and sharing a glass of wine.  Sonia and David have two children and four beautiful grandchildren.

Other Positions

Dillard College Centers

Director of Center for Nonprofit Management and Leadership

Dillard College of Business Administration 215
Institution Degree Graduation Date
University of Texas - Austin Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Art Studies
Southern Methodist University/CNMConnect - Dallas, TX Nonprofit Leadership Certificate Program
Bank Street College - New York City, NY Master of Science in Education
Texas Education Agency K-12 Art Texas Teacher Lifetime Certification
Cedar Valley College Lean Six Sigma Management Black Belt Certification
Employer Position Start Date End Date
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

Online Articles

Dodgen, L., Spence-Almaguer, E., Cantu-Anguiano, K., Hooker, A., White, S. (2018).  Partnerships Processes to Develop SHE Tribe:  A Healthy Lifestyle Intervention.  Health Promotion Practice, Sage Journals. https://doi.org/10.1177/1524839918812488.