Former Dean and Director of the Howard University Counseling Service, Dr. Carolyn Payton (1925-2001) developed the first American Psychological Association accredited Pre-doctoral Internship Training Program in Clinical and Counseling Psychology at a historically black institution.
Her work improved the quality of mental health services to underserved African American communities.
Dr. Payton was the first woman to become Director of the Peace Corps (1977 during the Jimmy Carter Administration).
The leader of the Peace Corps sets the agenda for nearly 10,000 volunteers in scores of developing countries around the world.
Carolyn Payton was an outstanding educator who earned her Ph.D. in psychology from Columbia University.