Orangeburg Young Professional
Ingrid Regina Owens
Great Leaders are people with
exemplary character, high integrity, and laser sharp focus. They are committed
to excellence and understand that second best does not lead to success. Great leaders are tolerant of ambiguity and
remain calm, composed and steadfast to the main purpose. Storms, emotions, and
crises come and go and a great leader takes these as part of the journey and
keeps moving forward.
Ingrid Regina Owens exemplifies her
leadership attributes as the program manager for the I.P. Stanback
Museum and Planetarium at
SC State University. As program manager she
orchestrates community and membership programs; social and network relations;
and creative and graphic designs. A loyal daughter of SC State,
Owens began her tenure with the university as the program monitor for Title
Ms. Owens is a native of Bowman, SC, and a
graduate of Bowman
High School. She pursued
higher education opportunities at Claflin
University in Orangeburg, SC,
where she majored in Business Marketing. As a sophomore, Ms. Owens was
elected president of her Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated pledge
line. She continued her undergraduate education at SC State University
where she completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing.
She then relocated to Alaska
for 3 years where she was employed at the University
of Alaska Fairbanks and taught courses
on Proper Dress in the Workplace in the “Welfare to Work” program in the Fairbanks community.
After several years of corporate employment and
successful business ventures, Ms. Owens enrolled at Claflin University
where she earned a Master of Business Administration degree in Management.
Ms. Owens gives of herself generously with
service to the following organizations: South Carolina National
Heritage Corridor, Orangeburg County Advisory Board Member; Orangeburg Young
Professionals Steering Committee Member; Friends of the
Stanback, Co-Chair; Stanback Student Friends,
Assistant Advisor; Unity L G B T Q Q I A
Advisor; SC State Commuters Club, Advisor.
Ms. Owens is a consultant for a variety of small
businesses and entrepreneurs, specializing in
marketing, branding and bespoke relations. However, Owens’ fashion industry
influences manages to keep her engaged in
various fashion related projects, products, and one or two of her own business
On a personal note, Ms. Owens has
resided in six states, visited 27, and desires to visit the remaining 23
to complete her domestic ‘leap list’.
OYP salutes Ingrid and encourage
her to keep up the great work!