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Carol Tonge Mack

Middlebury College of Middlebury, VT


Carol Tonge Mack is a 1995 graduate of Middlebury College of Middlebury, VT.

Carol Tonge Mack is the Founder & CEO of Tonge Mack Enterprises, LLC: Empowering Next Dimension Leaders. The organization has three primary goals: provide women and girls with the empowering tools necessary to elevate and amplify their voices, particularly, but not exclusively in education; assist companies and organizations with innovative, unconventional, leadership skills to unleash their highest potential; and help students and parents navigate higher education from recruitment to graduation.

Carol is a well-respected educator and powerhouse behind her brand: END POLITE SILENCE™. She has been working for over twenty years in higher education with professional skills ranging from executive strategic planning, project implementation, and execution, to crisis management with emotional intelligence at the core. Among her colleagues, she is known as a fierce promoter and supporter of staff development with expertise in building trust and strengthening teams which is crucial to the success of every organization.

For almost a decade, she has been the faculty “go-to” expert for academic misconduct and students’ overall success. Carol believes in the power of “real” sisterhood and helping women recognize they are good enough, whether they are holding a broom or the gavel.

She is currently an Assistant Dean at the University of Cincinnati (UC), where she has a longstanding commitment to empowering, mentoring, and serving students from enrollment to graduation. She is the author of her memoir, Being Bernadette: From Polite Silence to Finding the Black Girl Magic Within, and an empowerment guide, 10 Commandments for Women. Carol is a native of the Caribbean Island of Antigua and grew up in the South Bronx, New York City. She is the co-founder of the UC Black Women on the Move, Employee Resource Group; former State Co-Chair of the American Council on Education (ACE), and a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.

She is married and has two amazing children.


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