TUSKEGEE, AL – Tuskegee University President Dr. Lily D. McNair has been named to the Board of Directors for Campus Compact. Campus Compact is a national coalition of 1,000+ colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education and work to build democracy through civic education and community development.

McNair joins member institutions that reflect the full range of diversity among colleges and universities, including public and private, two-year and four-year, rural and urban, faith-based, women’s, tribal, Hispanic-serving, and historically black colleges and universities. Campus Compact’s mission is to support civic engagement and “engaged citizenship” among students. “In today’s turbulent times – Campus Compact’s values and programs are what we need to support our students’ advocacy in the public sphere,” said McNair.

Campus Compact advances the public purposes of colleges and universities by deepening their ability to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility. In addition, they envision colleges and universities as vital agents and architects of a diverse democracy, committed to educating students for responsible citizenship in ways that both deepen their education and improve the quality of community life.

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CHICAGO, IL (February 4, 2020) – The HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) would like to congratulate and announce six newly elected members of its Board of Directors.

The members were appointed by Dr. Santarvis Brown, Chairman of the Board in November 2019. Their experience and guidance will help our organization growth and strengthen our advocacy efforts to assist students, HBCUs and MSIs.

“I am pleased to welcome these exceptional leaders to our organization’s Board of Directors. Our organization is known for its national-wide advocacy in the HBCU space, as we move forward to assisting students and further strengthening HBCUs. I look forward to the fresh perspectives and valuable insight of our new board members as we continue our commitment to our students, partner institutions, and the community,” said Demetrius Johnson, Jr., President and CEO, Founder at HBCU Campaign Fund.

The newly elected members include the following:

  • Dr. Derek Anderson (Vice Chairman), President, Central State University Foundation
  • Dr. Pamela Richardson Wilks (Secretary), Chief of Staff & Assistant to the President for Strategic Initiatives, Edward Waters College
  • Dr. Angela Graham-Williams (Treasurer), Executive Director, FAFF Place Residential Youth Care Facility
  • Dr. Braque Talley, Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management and Student Success, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
  • Dr. Colette P. Burnette, President and CEO, Huston-Tillotson University
  • Steven Onukwuli, Director, Prichard Boys & Girls Club of America (Not pictured)

“The HCF Board of Directors provides critical leadership and decision-making which are vital to presenting a unified voice in our advocacy efforts to the HBCU space. We are privileged to have such a committed and talented group of leaders at the helm of our organization, and we anticipate that the diverse experience our new board members bring will add significant value,” said Dr. Santarvis Brown, Chairman of the Board.

For more information about the Board of Directors, visit our website at www.hbcucampaignfund.org/aboutus/boardofdirectors.

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About HBCU Campaign Fund

Founded in 2012, HCF is the vision and brainchild of founder Demetrius Johnson, Jr. In 2015, HCF incoporated its mission to supporting the significance and raising funds for scholarships and services at HBCUs and MSIs. HCF today remain as a strong advocate for students and higher education. For more information, visit www.hbcucampaignfund.org.

CHICAGO, IL – The HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) is now accepting applications for new members to join its Board of Directors through September 16, 2019, for a one-year term.

HCF is a advocacy non-profit organization in Chicago, Illinois that serves its mission to supporting the significance and raising funds for student scholarships and initiative programming for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominately Black Institutions (PBI). HCF also serves as advocates for students, alumni and HBCU and PB institutions.

The organization recently announced the appointment of Dr. Santarvis Brown, who will serve as the next Chairman succeeding former Chairman Demetrius Johnson Jr., who will continue to assume his duties as the President and CEO.

Interested individuals must have experience in non-profit boards, some or experience in fundraising, event planning, and is a team player to the mission of HCF with interest in higher education, HBCUs and PBIs, recruitment and initiative programming. The overall board execution of the organization’s mission and assists the management of HCF organization finances and long-term priorities of the organization programs and initiatives in supporting the nation HBCUs.

As a serving member, you must require time and energetic commitment and consider ways to contribute to the development of the organization. Must be 18 years or older and know non-profit management.

The application can be found online on HCF’s website by clicking here. The application deadline is September 16, 2019, by 11:59 p.m. CST. For questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Santarvis Brown, Chairman of the Board at drsantarvisbrown@hbcucampaignfund.org.

Dr. Santarvis N. Brown, Ed.D., appointed as the next Chair of the Board of Directors at HBCU Campaign Fund.

CHICAGO, IL (July 27, 2019) – HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) organization is pleased to announce the appointment of Santarvis N. Brown, Ed.D, as the next Chair of the HCF Board of Directors.

Dr. Brown joined the Board as a member on December 1, 2017. He succeeds Demetrius Johnson Jr., who served as interim Chair of the Board since 2015 and will continue to assume his duties as President and CEO of the organization.

A passionate executive leader in higher education, Dr. Brown has over 15 years of stellar organizational leadership and brings experience in board governance to HCF. He currently serves as the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer at Miami Regional University in Miami Gardens, Florida.

“We are extremely fortunate to have Dr. Santarvis Brown as the Chair of the Board of Directors. I am sincerely confident that he will lead growth for our Board at HCF,” said Demetrius Johnson Jr., President and CEO, Founder at HBCU Campaign Fund. “He is an experienced leader and dedicated member of our organization who brings with him tremendous leadership and governance skills that will prove invaluable as we continue to move forward as an organization to campaign for HBCUs.”

Dr. Brown earned his Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Philosophy from Florida Memorial University; A Master of Arts in Management & Leadership from Liberty University; A Master of Business Administration from Columbia Southern University; A Master of Divinity from Payne Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Education in Administration from California Coast University. He also serves as the pastor of St. Stephens AME Church in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Additionally, Dr. Brown serves with the Miami Dade County Community Action Agency Board and the Nuisance Abatement Board of Miami Gardens. He is an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.

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About HBCU Campaign Fund

HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) is a non-profit advocacy organization which is mission to supporting the significance and raising funds for scholarships and initiative programming at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominately Black Institutions (PBIs). HCF advocates for students, alumni and HBCU and PB institutions. For more information, visit www.hbcucampaignfund.org.

CHICAGO, IL – HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) announces the appointment of Ro’chelle Williams and R. Wayne Woodson as new Board of Director serving members. The appointments were effective as of June 1.

Mr. Ro’chelle Williams

Ro’chelle Williams is an alumnus of Toulagoo College. He currently serves as Executive Confidential/COS to the Deputy Executive Director at the National Education Association, the nation’s largest professional employee organization; he manages the day-to-day operations of the office of the deputy executive director.

Previously, as Associate Director, Ro’chelle managed the day-to-day structure of Brazile & Associates, a consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. In this role, worked under the managing director, Donna Brazile to build partnerships with outside entities and providing strategic communication advisement. Earlier, he rose through the ranks at the Democratic National Committee and Capitol Hill.

Ro’chelle holds a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration from Southern New Hampshire University and a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from Tougaloo College. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Tougaloo College National Alumni Association, the Cassius L. Rudolph Foundation, and the Washington Area Tougaloo Area Chapter.

Ro’chelle hopes to bring his development and fundraising skills to the board. He has helped raise funds for not only his alma mater Tougaloo College but also scholarship boards throughout the country. He also brings his networking skills to the board as well. His network is extremely large and extensive, especially in the HBCU circle. He has worked with leaders from UNCF, TMCF, and NAFEO to help continue to bring awareness to the nation HBCU’s and the significance.

Mr. R. Wayne Woodson

R. Wayne Woodson is an alumnus of Morehouse College. With over 14 years of leadership, management and instructional experience within higher education and the non-profit sector. Woodson currently serves as the Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Paine College in Augusta, Georgia where he oversees and manages all departments within Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, which include Admissions, Retention, Student Engagement, Student Leadership, Counseling, Career Services, Title IX, Intramural Sports and Residence Life.

Previously, Woodson has served as Chair of Enrollment Management and Chief of Staff; Executive Director for the National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc., in Atlanta, Georgia; Assistant Director, Men’s Chorus and Choral Department Assistant, Director of Education and Community Outreach at The Florida Orchestra in Tampa, Florida; and Program Assistant at the Boston Children’s Chorus in Bostin, Massachusetts; to name a few.

Woodson holds a Masters of Music in Choral Conducting from Georgia State University and a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Music from Morehouse College. He is currently seeking a Doctoral in Philosophy in Higher Education Leadership from Capella University.

Woodson brings his experience in both marketing and fundraising as well as higher education leadership. His Ph.D. work focuses on HBCU Enrollment Management with an emphasis on Black Male Achievement.

“We are pleased to welcome these two accomplished leaders joining our board as we continue to expand our mission to assist in addressing new challenges that are facing our nation HBCU’s as well as our organization,” said Demetrius Johnson, Jr., President and CEO, Founder and Chairman of the Board at HBCU Campaign Fund. “They bring expert experience across a wide range of areas in higher education and financial services to the board, and their expertise and perspective will be invaluable as we seek new opportunities to diver value to our nation HBCU and PBI institutions. I know they’ll be excellence asset to HCF’s mission as the organization continues to assist in sustaining the future success of academic excellence.”

HCF is currently seeking more interested individuals for its Board of Directors. The interested person must have experience in non-profit boards, some or experience expertise in fundraising, event planning, and is a team player to the mission of HCF with interest in education, HBCU’s, recruitment and initiatives. The application is postmarked no later than Monday, July 9, 2018, by 11:59 PM and must be in PDF format submitted with your current resume/CV to djohnsonjr@hbcucampaignfund.org. Please write ‘HCF Board Application’ in the subject line.

For more information on how to become involved, download the application by clicking here.

To see the full list of HCF’s Board of Directors, visit www.hbcucampaignfund.org/aboutus/boardofdirectors/.

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About HBCU Campaign Fund

HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) is a non-profit advocacy organization which is mission to supporting the significance and campaign in raising funds for scholarships and services at historically black colleges and universities and predominately black institutions. HCF advocates for students, alumni, HBCU and PB institutions. For more information, visit www.hbcucampaignfund.org.

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CHICAGO, IL – The HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) announces its search for new members to serve on its Board of Directors as the organization moves forward in its advocacy to supporting students and HBCU and PB institutions, as well as its anniversary month, approaches.

HCF is a non-profit organization based out of Chicago, IL that serves its mission to support the significance and campaign to raising funds in sustaining student scholarships and services at HBCU and PBI institutions. HCF also serves as advocates for students, alumni, and HBCU and PB institutions.

As HCF continues to move forward in becoming a premier HBCU supportive organization in assisting Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Predominately Black Institutions, and students who attend those institutions or are seeking to attend on in pursuing their college education in a degree-seeking field. HCF looks for interest motivated and eager driving individuals to serve as a Board of Director. The interested individual must have experience in a non-profit board, some or experience expertise in fundraising, event planning, and is a team player to the mission of HCF with interest in education, HBCU’s, PBI’s, recruitment, and initiatives. The board governs the overall execution of the organization’s mission and assists the management of HCF organizational finances and long-term priorities of the organization programs and initiatives in supporting American’s HBCUs.

Also, as a serving Board of Director, you must require a time and energy commitment to the organization and consider ways to contribute to the development of the organization. You must be 18 years or older and have a sort of knowledge of non-profit management.

At your interest, you may download the application on HCF’s website here. The application deadline is April 11, 2018, by 11:59 p.m. CST. Applications must be submitted by e-mail in PDF format to djohnsonjr@hbcucampaignfund.org. Please write HCF Board Application in the subject line.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, you may send them by e-mail to djohnsonjr@hbcucampaignfund.org or HCF Board vice chair Kalauna Carter at kcarter@hbcucampaignfund.org.

 

Dr. Carla Martin, vice-chancellor of finance and administration at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff [Photo credits: http://www.arkansasbusiness.com/people/lists/profile/1002/carla-martin]
PINE BLUFF, ARK. – Dr. Carla Martin, vice chancellor for finance and administration at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff  (UAPB) (a public historically black university) located in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, has been elected to the board of directors for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, according to James V. Kelly, chairman of the board and the Pine Bluff Commercial.

“Carla Martin is well known for her energy and leadership, in business, in the community and in education, and we are excited to welcome her insights to our board,” said Curtis Barnett, president and chief executive officer of Arkansas Blue Cross.

Martin served as dean of the UAPB School of Business from 2009 to 2014, before taking the vice chancellor position. During her time as dean, Martin secured the business school’s first-time accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, as well as a grant from the Fullbright Foundation for a Fullbright foreign language teacher.

Prior to being named dean of the School of Business, Martin worked for Walmart Stores, Inc. in Bentonville as one of the four real estate transactions managers, and later as senior manager of supplier diversity. She also practiced law at Brown & McKissic (now McKissic & Associates in Pine Bluff. Martin has been recognized as one of the 40 under 40 business leaders by Arkansas Business. Martin has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from UAPB and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville School of Law.

“During my time at UAPB, I have interacted and communicated with dean and now vice chancellor Martin. She is a very imposing person who is impactful to every one she interacts with. Dr. Martin will be a incredible asset to the board of the Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield as much as she is to the campus of UAPB. I commend Dr. Martin on her outstanding success and is elated to continue to follow her future accomplishments. I am proud to be a Golden Lion. ROAR!” said Demetrius Johnson Jr., president and founder of HBCU Campaign Fund.

 

The HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) announces its search for new members to serve on its Board of Directors as the organization anniversary month approaches and the term of the current serving members concludes.

HCF is a non-profit organization with a mission to supporting the significance and campaign to raising funds to sustaining student scholarships and services at HBCU’s.

HCF continues to work in moving forward in becoming a premier HBCU supportive organization in assisting Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the students who attends them and/or are seeking to attend one in pursuing a collegiate education. HCF is looking for interest motivated and eager driving individuals to serve as Board of Director. The interest individual must have experience in non-profit boards, some or experience expertise in fundraising, event planning and is a team player to the mission of HCF with interest in education, HBCU’s, recruitment and initiatives. The board governs the overall execution of the organization’s mission and assists the management of HCF organizational finances and long-term priorities of the organization programs and initiatives in supporting America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Also, as an HCF Board of Director member, you must require a time and energy commitment to the organization and consider ways to contribute to the development of the organization. You must be 18 years and have a sort of knowledge of non-profit management.

At your interest, you may download the application on HCF’s website here. The application deadline is April 25, 2017. Applications must be submitted by e-mail in PDF format to djohnsonjr@hbcucampaignfund.org. Please write HCF Board Application in the subject line.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, you may also send them by e-mail to djohnsonjr@hbcucampaignfund.org or HCF Board vice chair Kalauna Carter at kcarter@hbcucampaignfund.org.

As always thank you for HBCU Campaigning with us for the support of education and HBCU’s, it is always appreciative!

HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) organization is elated in announcing the appointment selection of Ms. Kalauna R. Carter and Aylssa L. Canty and the re-appointment selection of Victoria Overton and Demetrius Johnson, Sr., as a member of its Board of Directors. These individuals appointments are effective May 20, 2016, to May 20, 2017.
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Ms. Kalauna R. Carter is an alumna of Tuskegee University, where she earned a Bachelors Degree of Environmental Science with an emphasis in Forestry, National Resources and Plant and Soil Sciences. Ms. Carter plans to continue to plan her education at Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University pursuing a Master’s degree in either Plant and Soil and Water Science while working for the USDA as a Soil Scientist as well.

While at Tuskegee, Kalauna has served in Several leadership roles such as Tuskegee University Ambassador and Freshmen Orientation leader, Minorities in Agriculture , National Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) National Undergraduate Region III Vice President, George Washington Carver Minorities Chapter President (2015-2016), National Women in Agriculture Association President ( 2014-2015), White House Initiative HBCU All-Star Alumni Association Outreach Coordinator (2015-2016) and the National Council of Negro Women, Inc. Section President of Tuskegee University.

Ms. Carter stated that the specific skills she can bring as well as contributions she can bring to the Board that she hopes will be beneficial are her ability to think strategically and analytically, effectively communicate thoughts and the rationale for those thoughts. She will work hard to earn the respect of others serving on the Board as well. Lastly, she will be familiar with the body of knowledge related to both the process for which the group is responsible as well as the subject within which decisions and choices will have to be made.

 

AAEAAQAAAAAAAAbQAAAAJDMyMmFkN2IxLTgyMjEtNDM2YS05OTYzLTU2NGE5ZDkzOGIyZg.jpgAlyssa L. Canty is an alumna of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned her Bachelor of Art in Women Studies and in Public Policy; Social and Education Concentration. Ms. Canty continue her education where she has received her Non-Profit Management Certificate from Salem College. After graduating from Salem College, Ms. Canty worked in housing and advised several cultural clubs. She then decided to continue her education further where she earned her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from North Carolina Central University.

Ms. Canty states that she can bring her specific skills and contributions to the board which includes social media knowledge, knowledge of navigating university administration, awareness of policy issues (Federal and North Carolina), lobbying experience, fundraising skills, and strategic planning.

We are excited to have three accomplished industry leaders joining our Board as we continue to expand our mission to help address new challenges facing financial firms,” said Robert Druskin, Chairman of DTCC’s Board of Directors. “They bring decades of experience across a wide range of areas in financial services to the Board, and their expertise and perspective will be invaluable as we seek new opportunities to deliver greater value to our clients globally.”

“We are pleased to have two accomplished leaders joining our Board. I am thrilled to accept in welcoming them after reviewing their qualifications and their work ethics, I feel that they would be an excellence asset to HCF’s mission in serving HBCU institution’s and assisting to sustaining them for the future as well as growing visionary leaders of tomorrow.” said Demetrius Johnson, Jr., Chairman of HCF’s Board of Directors. “I am elated in the upcoming skills, service and planning that Ms. Carter and Canty will bring to the Board as well as the awareness they will assist to strategize so that HCF can always lay as an open hand to students and our America HBCU’s.”

For interest in HBCU Campaign Fund’s mission and becoming a member of its Board of Directors, you may inquiry about membership by sending an email to djohnsonjr@hbcucampaignfund.org.

To see the full list of HCF’s Board of Directors, visit www.hbcucampaignfund.org/aboutus/boardofdirectors/.

 

 

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HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) announces its search for new members to serve as Board of Directors.

HCF is a non-profit organization mission to support the significance and campaign to raising funds to sustaining student scholarships and HBCUs.

As HCF reaches its 1st year anniversary as a non-profit and moves forward in becoming a premier HBCU supportive organization in joining the list of UNCF, TMCF, and TJF, HCF is looking for interest motivated and eager driving individuals to serve as Board of Directors. The board governs the overall execution of the organization’s mission and assists the management of HCF organizational finances and long-term priorities of the organization programs and initiatives in supporting America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Also, as an HCF Board of Director member, you must require a time and energy commitment to the organization and consider ways to contribute to the development of the organization. You must be 18 years and have a sort of knowledge of non-profit management.

At your interest, you may download the application on HCF’s website here. This is the second round of applications and the deadline is April 15, 2016. Applications must be submitted by e-mail in PDF format to djohnsonjr@hbcucampaignfund.org.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, you may also send them by e-mail to djohnsonjr@hbcucampaignfund.org.

Thank you for your support of students, HBCUs and HBCU Campaign Fund, your support is always appreciative!