Board of Directors Chairman | President
Donna Hylton is a technology professional and community leader with over 30 years of experience. Donna began her technology career in college while working as a Data Center Coordinator in New York City. She has worked as an end-user database specialist, programmer, systems team leader, and information systems manager before making the transition to academia. In 1997 Donna started teaching at Middlesex Community College as an adjunct professor and was hired full-time in 2000. Today she serves as a professor and Program Coordinator of the Computer Information Technology Systems and Management Information Systems degree programs at the college.
Donna earned her undergraduate degree in Administrative Computer Systems from Hofstra University, in Hempstead, Long Island, and her master’s degree in Computer Information Technology with a concentration in Management Information Systems from Central Connecticut State University. She has also earned a second master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.
Donna has a deep desire to inspire people from all strata of life to be the best they can be. She also applies this energy to the many community-based activities with which she is engaged. In 2002, she created “Adventures in Learning” an afternoon program of JOY Camp, a free enrichment camp for kids. This educational camp (which she continues to direct) uses creativity and innovation to get children excited about academics.
In 2017 Donna took a sabbatical leave from Middlesex Community College to attack the problem of the underrepresentation of women, girls, and people of color in STEM. Out of this community endeavor, Donna founded the STEAM Train non-profit organization that works to move generations of under resourced and underrepresented populations to STEM. Today, Donna serves as STEAM Train’s president and she is joined by a Board of Directors who are STEM professionals. This diverse group provides thought-leadership to the organization.
Donna and her husband Pastor Paul Hylton have served in Christian ministry at Shiloh Christian Church since 1988. Working alongside her husband, who is the church’s Senior Pastor, Donna serves as Pastor of Administration and Counseling. She is also involved in humanitarian mission trips to various locations in the United States and around the world. Donna sees the sum total of her work in academia, the community, and the ministry as a part of God’s purpose and plan for her life and, as such, she strives to do it all with excellence and humility, so that He would be glorified. (James 1:27)
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The STEAM Train will benefit from the support and experience of an especially talented Board of Directors
who were recruited to ensure that the organization benefited from range of key viewpoints, had access to critical
specialized knowledge and represented important constituents.
Together the Directors add expertise from the fields of science, engineering, physics, mathematics,
information technology, community engagement, education, law, and financial management.