Tuskegee University Board of Trustees


The Tuskegee University Board of Trustees serves as the governing body for Tuskegee University and is the fiduciary body for Tuskegee University.

Chief among our role is to ensure the mission, teaching, service and research are well supported and that our students complete their education and are employable. As such, it is responsible for, among other things, creating policies, setting mission and purpose, strategic planning, reviewing programs, and relating campus to community and community to campus. Its administrative responsibilities include providing oversight of the University through the President. Equally important is our role in fundraising, as well as engaging our alumni, parent, and student communities.

Currently, the Board is composed of 17 self-perpetuating members which includes 5 members appointed by the Governor of Alabama (“State Trustees”), all of whom have full voting rights. In addition, the following individuals serve as non-voting members of the Board: the President of the University, the State Superintendent of Education, a Faculty Trustee, and a Student Trustee. Aside from the State Trustees and non-voting members of the Board, trustees serve a three-year term of office.

Current board members, seven of whom are TU alumni, are all respected and accomplished individuals who represent diverse professions and areas of expertise. Moving forward, the Board is committed to ensuring that potential board members are selected based on the needs of the University and their ability to provide meaningful leadership in addressing those needs. In addition, all trustees are expected to provide financial support the University.

Staff Contact:

Verna S. Little
Executive Assistant to the Chairman of the Board of Trustees
and Assistant Secretary to the Board of Trustees
Office: (334) 727-8503
Cell: (334) 552-1173
Email: little@mytu.tuskegee.edu



                                                      TRUSTEES
                  
John E. Page, Esq.
Chairman of the Board
B.A. Pace University
J.D. The University of Pennsylvania
Year Elected to the Board: 2012
Year Elected as Chair: 2015
Chair, Executive Committee
Chair, Development Committee
City of Residence: Irvine, CA 
Norma B. Clayton
First Vice Chair
B.S. New Jersey Institute of Technology
M.S. Webster University
Year Elected to the Board: 2009
Year Elected as First Vice Chair: 2015
Chair, Nominating & Board Structure
City of Residence: St. Louis, MO 
Erick W. Harris, Esq.  (Class of '09)
Second Vice Chair
Secretary to the Board

B.A. Tuskegee University
M.P.A. The University of Oklahoma
J.D. The University of Oklahoma
Year Elected to the Board: 2015
Year Elected as Second Vice Chair: 2016
Chair, Student & Alumni Affairs Committee
Co-Chair, Development Committee
City of Residence: Oklahoma City, OK 
 
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Bernard E. Anderson, Ph.D.
Board Member
B.A. Livingstone College
M.A. Michigan State University
Ph.D. The University of Pennsylvania
Year Elected to the Board: 2006
Chair, Educ. Policies & Honors Committee
City of Residence: Philadelphia, PA  
Jordan Kurtz  (Class of '18)
Student Trustee
B.S. Tuskegee University  
(Expected Graduation May 2018)
Year Elected to the Board: 2016
City of Residence: Tuskegee, AL 
Kimberly Baylor Bivins
Faculty Trustee
B.S. The University of Alabama-Birmingham
M.S. The University of Alabama-Birmingham
Year Elected to the Board: 2016
City of Residence: Tuskegee, AL 
Irving McConnell, D.V.M.  (Class of '74)
Board Member
U.S. Army Command and
General Staff College
B.S. Tuskegee University
D.V.M. Tuskegee University
Year Elected to the Board: 2016
City of Residence: Annapolis, MD 
Myla Calhoun
Board Member
B.A. Spelman College
J.D. The University of Alabama
Year Elected to the Board: 2009
Chair, Kellogg Conference Center
Oversight Committee
City of Residence: Birmingham, AL 
Karl Minter
Board Member
B.S. Embry-Riddle University
MBA Regis University
Year Elected to the Board: 2014
City of Residence: Westchester, IL  
Joseph G. Grasso
Board Member
B.A. Yale University
J.D. The University of Virginia
Year Elected to the Board: 1996
Chair of the Finance Committee
Chair of the Investment Committee
City of Residence: New York, NY  
Jonathan Porter  (Class of '95)
Board Member
B.S. Tuskegee University
MBA The Univ. of Alabama-Birmingham
Year Elected to the Board: 2013
Chair, Athletics & Staff Support Committee
Chair of Compensation Committee
City of Residence: Birmingham, AL  
Kevin P. Green 
Board Member
U.S. Naval Academy
M.S. Naval Postgraduate School
Year Elected to the Board: 2011
Chair, Audit Committee
City of Residence: Oak Hill, VA 
Charles Price
Board Member
B.A. Virginia Union College
J.D. George Washington University
Year Elected to the Board: 2009
City of Residence: Montgomery, AL 
Floyd Griffin  (Class of '66)
Board Member
B.S. Tuskegee University
M.S. Florida Institute of Technology
National War College
Year Elected to the Board: 2011
Chair of the Facilities & Housing Committee
City of Residence: Milledgeville, GA
Michael Sentance
Ex Officio
State Superintendent of Education
State of Alabama
A.B. Georgetown University
LL.M. Boston University
J.D. Duquesne University
Year Elected to the Board: 2016
City of Residence: Montgomery, AL 
Andrew P. Hornsby
Board Member
B.S. Auburn University
Year Elected to the Board: 2009
City of Residence: Montgomery, AL 

Felker W. Ward  (Class of '53)
Board Member
B.S. Tuskegee University
J.D. Emory University
Year Elected to the Board: 2006
City of Residence: Atlanta, GA
Brian L. Johnson, Ph.D.
Ex Officio
B.A. Johnson C. Smith University
M.A. The University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D. Univ. of South Carolina-Columbia
Year Elected to the Board: 2014
City of Residence: Tuskegee, AL  

Chereece Warner
 (Class of '08)
Board Member
B.S. Tuskegee University
Year Elected to the Board: 2011
City of Residence: Anchorage, AK 
 
Willene A. Johnson, Ph.D.
Board Member
B.A. Radcliffe College, Harvard University
M.A. St. John's University
Ph.D. Columbia University
Year Elected to the Board: 2008
City of Residence: McKenney, VA 
Pebblin W. Warren  (Class of '74)
Board Member
B.S. Tuskegee University
M.Ed. Tuskegee University
University of Notre Dame
Year Elected to the Board: 2013
City of Residence: Tuskegee, AL