Rodney Baker

Executive Director

Rodney is a native of Dallas and graduated from David W. Carter H.S. in 2003. He continued his education at Texas A&M University – Commerce, where he played on the football team for 2 years, served as Homecoming Student Chair in 2007 and restored the Homecoming Parade {something that was non-existent since 1991}. He was President of the Zeta Tau chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. for 3 years, where he helped create the Alpha Senior Day program in 2007, bringing inner city youth from Dallas to A&M Commerce to get a snap-shot of what college life is like for a day. The program is embarking on its 9th year awarding over 200 students $500 in scholarships. He has served as an Orientation leader for 2 years and a Team Of Pride leader. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and he is now working on his Masters Degree in Counseling with an Emphasis in Student Affairs. Before accepting the Director’s position for Crab5 Foundation he worked for Texas A&M University – Commerce as the Senior Admissions Recruiter/Coordinator of Community Partnerships servicing all of Dallas, Garland, Richardson and Mesquite High Schools, including Eastfield College and Uplift Education Charter schools. Since 2009 he has helped create partnerships between A&M Commerce & Education is Freedom, Uplift Education & United Negro College Fund’s National “Empower Me Tour”.

He has also served as the liaison between A&M Commerce and the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce, overseeing the scholarship partnership and was selected to serve on the Education and Scholarship committee for 3 years. He is part of the Young Professionals Group with the Dallas Regional and North Dallas Chambers of Commerce for the past 3 years. He was selected to serve on the Board of Directors for Plano YMCA in December of 2013 and currently serves on the Board of Director’s for the Harvey Martin Dream Foundation. He had the awesome opportunity to serve on the scholarship and host committee for the Beat the Odds Scholarship through the Children’s Defense Fund and recruited several students who were awarded a $20,000 scholarship.

Now he serves as Director of Crab5 Foundation to facilitate fundraising, establish partnerships with school districts, and coordinate Michael Crabtree Youth Mini Camp. His mission is to represent and raise awareness about the foundation, and speak on behalf of the foundation.

Rodney is engaged to be married to Rosemary Revolorio, born in Dallas, raised in Garland with family origin from Guatemala. Rosemary graduated from Lakeview Centennial High School, received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology and she’s currently working on her Masters in Social Work all at Texas A&M University – Commerce. They have two beautiful children – Rodney Baker, Jr. and Royal Liliana Baker. Rodney loves to listen to old school music, attend family functions and BBQ.

“I am so grateful and honored to serve in this capacity as Michael could have picked anyone but he chose myself. I always tell kids – ‘Never be afraid to go into the unknown and never stay in your comfort zone.'” – Rodney Baker

Favorite quote: “To see the difference, you have to be the difference.”

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