Mildred Montgomery Randolph, DVM, DACLAM is an adjunct Professor and Director of the Seed program at UAMS. She is a graduate of both the University of Oklahoma (BA, Journalism) and Tuskegee University (Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine). She is also a Diplomate in the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. Her career in academic medicine began at the University of Oklahoma in the Animal Resources Division where she was a Clinical Assistant Professor. She later relocated to Memphis, TN. where she took a faculty position at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center. There she became a Tenured Associate Professor in the Comparative Medicine Department in the College of Medicine. In 2007, Dr. Randolph was recruited to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences as the Director of the Division of Laboratory Animal Medicine where she remained until retirement in 2020. Dr. Randolph is an ardent advocate for recruiting underrepresented minorities and women to careers in biomedical science. She has participated in several panel discussions, committees and initiatives focused on Equity, Inclusion and Diversity. She began leading the SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) Project at UAMS in 2017. The SEED project trains faculty and administrators and is housed within the Division for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity at UAMS. SEED is entering its 4th year at UAMS and the cohorts have consistently been filled to capacity. SEED has aptly been described as “Life work, hard work and heart work.” She is married to her soulmate, Dr. Bruce Randolph, a physician and Shelby County Health Officer. They have three children Khari (wife Ebony), Kobie and Trinity along with two grandbabies (Nylah and Nia). She loves tennis and horseback riding.