Together We Rise

About Eugene

Eugene is currently the Director of the Delaware State Housing Authority. Previously he served as the President and CEO of the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League and co-founded Network Delaware, a grassroots, member-led organization providing a civics gym where individuals and partner groups improve their skills to foster equitable civic change.

Eugene began his career 16 years ago, co-founding Delaware Elite, a youth leadership development program that provided inner-city youth with academic enrichment, leadership training, and college access. He has experience working in the non-profit sector, as well as for the city, state, and federal government, serving as an aide within the Delaware General Assembly, and then as a close aide to New Jersey Mayor and current United States Senator Cory Booker. 

Eugene was born and raised on the Eastside of Wilmington, Delaware. He graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore County with a dual major in Information Systems and Sociology. He received a Master’s in Public Administration from Wilmington University and Studied Nonprofit Management at the University of Delaware. 

Eugene lives by the words of Cornel West, “You can’t lead the people if you don’t love the people. You can’t save the people if you don’t serve the people.”

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