Terrance Stroud

EDI Peer Community Co-Chair
Deputy Commissioner New York City
Department of Social Services

Terrance Blackman Stroud serves as the Deputy Commissioner at the Department of Social Services (DSS) overseeing the Office of Training & Workforce Development. In his capacity as the Chief Learning Officer, he leads the development and implementation of the agency’s learning strategy. DSS is the largest municipal social services agency in the nation and has an operating budget of $9.7 billion and over 18,000 employees.

Terrance is a published author who has been honored by elected officials on a City, State and Federal level for his work in government and his contributions to the community. His distinctions also include being named a Brooklyn Tech Distinguished Younger Alumnus, a Home Reporter News “Star of Brooklyn", a City and State “Top 40 Under 40” and a Black Enterprise Modern Man of Distinction.

Stroud graduated and served on the alumni and advisory boards of Brooklyn Technical High School, Brooklyn College and Indiana Maurer School of Law. He is also an executive education alum of Yale School of Management’s Foundations of Management Excellence Certificate Program.

Terrance was appointed to the New York State Staff Development Advisory Committee. He was elected to the National Staff Development Training Association’s Executive Advisory Council and is co-chair of the American Public Human Services Association’s Equity Diversity and Inclusion Peer Community.

Stroud is an Adjunct Professor of Law overseeing Indiana University Maurer School of Law’s New York Externship Program and is the first black recipient of the Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award. Terrance is the inaugural Global Affairs Fellow at the Indiana University Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies as well as instructs the Global Leaders & Professionals Program.