BOARD OF TRUSTEES

The Tuskegee University Board of Trustees serves as the university’s governing and fiduciary body. Its responsibilities include providing university oversight through its president, as well as helping to advance its engagement with students, parents, alumni and philanthropic donors. As such, the board's responsibilities include, but are not limited to, creating policies; setting mission and purpose; strategic planning; reviewing programs; and relating campus to community and community to campus.

The board is comprised of up to 25 voting members, which includes five trustees appointed by Alabama’s governor. Board-appointed trustees serve for three years; state-appointed trustees for four years. In addition to the 25 voting trustees, there are several non-voting ex officio members, which include the university’s president, a faculty trustee who is the faculty senate chair, a student trustee elected by the student body, and Alabama’s state superintendent of education.

Current board members — seven of whom are Tuskegee 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 each individual's ability to provide meaningful leadership in addressing those needs. In addition, all trustees are expected to philanthropically support the university.   

STAFF CONTACTS

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

KEITH ELLIOTT BURRELL
Special Assistant to the Board of Trustees
325 Kresge Center
Office: (334) 724-4604
Cell: (334) 216-2457
Email: kburrell@tuskegee.edu


OFFICERS

John E. Page Norma Calhoun


CHAIR
John E. Page, J.D.

Irvine, California
J.D., The University of Pennsylvania
B.A., Pace University
Elected to the Board: 2012
Elected as Chair: 2015
Chair, Executive Committee
Chair, Development Committee


FIRST VICE CHAIR
Norma B. Clayton

St. Louis, Missouri
M.S., Webster University
B.S., New Jersey Institute of Technology
Elected to the Board: 2009
Elected as First Vice Chair: 2015
Chair, Nominating & Board Structure

Erick Harris Floyd Griffin


SECOND VICE CHAIR
Erick W. Harris, J.D. '09

The Village, Oklahoma
J.D., The University of Oklahoma
MPA, The University of Oklahoma
B.A., Tuskegee University (2009)
Elected to the Board: 2015
Elected Second Vice Chair: 2016
Chair, Student & Alumni Affairs Committee
Co-Chair, Development Committee


SECRETARY
Floyd Griffin  '66

Milledgeville, Georgia
M.S., Florida Institute of Technology
B.S., Tuskegee University
National War College
Elected to the Board: 2011
Chair, Facilities & Housing Committee

BOARD MEMBERS

Bernard Anderson Henry Wesley Davis, III


Bernard E. Anderson, Ph.D.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Ph.D., The University of Pennsylvania
M.A., Michigan State University
B.A., Livingstone College
Elected to the Board: 2006
Chair, Educational Policies & Honors Committee


Henry Wesley Davis, III '81, '83
Montgomery, Alabama
M.A., Tuskegee University (1981)
B.S., Tuskegee University (1983)
Elected to the Board: 2017

Joseph Grasso Kevin P. Green


Joseph G. Grasso, J.D.
New York, New York
J.D., The University of Virginia
B.A., Yale University
Elected to the Board: 1996
Chair, Finance Committee
Chair, Investment Committee


Kevin P. Green
Oak Hill, Virginia
M.S., Naval Postgraduate School
U.S. Naval Academy
Elected to the Board: 2011
Chair, Audit Committee

Sheena Harris Sylvester Hester


Sheena Harris, Ph.D.
Faculty Trustee, Tuskegee University (ex officio member)
Ph.D., University of Memphis
M.A., Florida A&M University
B.A., Florida A&M University
Elected to the Board: 2017


Sylvester Hester
Birmingham, Alabama
M.S., Central Michigan University
B.S., Ferris State University
Elected to the Board: 2017

E Christopher Johnson board member Jordan Kurtz


E. Christopher Johnson Jr., Ph.D.
Novi, Michigan
J.D., New York Law School
B.S., United States Military Academy at West Point
Elected to the Board: 2017


Jordan Kurtz
Student Trustee, Tuskegee University (ex officio member)
B.S., Tuskegee University (2018, anticipated)
Elected to the Board: 2016

Irving McConnell


Irving McConnell, DVM '74, '80
Annapolis, Maryland
DVM, Tuskegee University (1980)
B.S., Tuskegee University (1974)
U.S. Army Command & General Staff College
Elected to the Board: 2016


Karl Minter
Westchester, Illinois
MBA, Regis University
B.S., Embry-Riddle University
Elected to the Board: 2014

Dr Charlotte P. Morris, ex officio Board Member Jonathan Porter


Charlotte P. Morris, Ph.D. 
Interim President, Tuskegee University (ex officio member)
Ph.D., Kansas State University
M.S., Delta State University
B.S., Jackson State University 
Elected to the Board: 2017


Jonathan Porter '95
Birmingham, Alabama
MBA, The University of Alabama-Birmingham
B.S., Tuskegee University (1995)
Elected to the Board: 2013
Chair, Athletics & Staff Support Committee
Chair, Compensation Committee

H. Jerome Russell Jr board member Michael Sentance


H. Jerome Russell Jr.
Atlanta, Georgia
B.S., Georgia State University 
Elected to the Board: 2017


Michael Sentance, J.D.
Alabama State Superintendent of Education (ex officio member)
J.D., Duquesne University
LL.M., Boston University
A.B., Georgetown University
Elected to the Board: 2016

Arthur Tipton, board member Tamika Tremaglio, board member


Arthur J. Tipton, Ph.D.
Birmingham, Alabama
Ph.D., University of Massachusettes-Amherst
B.S., Spring Hill College
Elected to the Board: 2017


Tamika L. Tremaglio, J.D.
McLean, Virginia
J.D., University of Maryland
M.S., University of Baltimore
B.A., Mount St. Mary's University
Elected to the Board: 2017

Chereece Warner Pebblin Warren


Chereece Warner '08
Anchorage, Alaska
B.S., Tuskegee University (2008)
Elected to the Board: 2011


The Hon. Pebblin W. Warren '74
Tuskegee, Alabama
M.Ed., Tuskegee University
B.S. Tuskegee University (1974)
University of Notre Dame
Elected to the Board: 2013

Barron Witherspoon board member


Barron M. Witherspoon Sr. '85
Cincinnati, Ohio
B.S., Tuskegee University (1985)
B.A., Brevard College
Cincinnati Bible Seminary
Elected to the Board: 2017

TRUSTEES EMERTI

Felker Ward


Felker W. Ward, J.D. '53
Atlanta, Georgia
J.D., Emory University
B.S., Tuskegee University
Elected to the Board: 2006