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SUNY Canton's 2022 Outstanding Young Alumni Award
Kristy F. Tyson '13

Kristy F. Tyson is a Buffalo, NY native and Assistant Professor of the Practice and Program Director for the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership Program at Medaille University. Tyson has experience developing and implementing curriculum, program assessment, faculty mentoring, and leadership development. Tyson is also an Instructor for the Business and Liberal Arts Department at Bryant and Stratton College, a Harvard Business School Publishing Educator, an affiliate of Harvard Business School, and the Primary Faculty Advisor for the Enactus Student Organization at Medaille University.


She said her teaching approach is based on equity and inclusion. "I infuse my life experiences into my teaching and am always mindful of the real interests and struggles of the students. I take responsibility for more than just myself and teach business to foster the imminent ethical change needed in the next generation of supervisors, managers, CEOs, and leaders."


Tyson's ability to ground her teaching in real-world experience while remaining true to her commitment to equity and inclusion makes her an excellent role model for students.


Tyson is currently a doctoral candidate in the Doctor of Management, Organizational Leadership program at the University of Phoenix. She is driven to inspire students, youth, and the community to pursue academic, professional, and personal excellence. Tyson has worked with organizations like the NAACP, the National Urban League, and AmeriCorps to empower others. Plus, she sits as a community liaison, advocate, or board member of many non-profit organizations and is a Racial Healing Circle facilitator and diversity trainer for The National Federation for Just Communities of Western New York. Tyson is also the Buffalo Niagara Chapter Association for Talent Development, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, a Volunteer with Junior Achievement, and an Advisor with the Harvard Business Review Advisory Council for Harvard Business Publishing.


Tyson will continue to be an excellent role model and leader in the community.