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
     



KEITH ELLIOTT BURRELL
Special Assistant to the Board of Trustees
Tuskegee University
325 Kresge Center
Tuskegee, AL  36088

 
                                                               TRUSTEES 

            
      

John E. PageJohn E. Page, Esq.
Chairman of the Board
J.D. The University of Pennsylvania
B.A. Pace University
Year Elected to the Board: 2012
Year Elected as Chair: 2015
Chair, Executive Committee
Chair, Development Committee
City of Residence: Irvine, CA 
 

Norma CalhounNorma B. Clayton
First Vice Chair
M.S. Webster University
B.S. New Jersey Institute of Technology
Year Elected to the Board: 2009
Year Elected as First Vice Chair: 2015
Chair, Nominating & Board Structure
City of Residence: St. Louis, MO 
 

Erick HarrisErick W. Harris, Esq.  (Class of '09)
Second Vice Chair
J.D. The University of Oklahoma
M.P.A. The University of Oklahoma
B.A. Tuskegee University
Year Elected to the Board: 2015
Year Elected Second Vice Chair: 2016
Chair, Student & Alumni Affairs Committee
Co-Chair, Development Committee
City of Residence: Oklahoma City, OK 

Floyd GriffinFloyd Griffin  (Class of '66)
Secretary to the Board
M.S. Florida Institute of Technology
B.S. Tuskegee University
National War College
Year Elected to the Board: 2011
Chair of the Facilities & Housing Committee
City of Residence: Milledgeville, GA 
 


Bernard AndersonBernard E. Anderson, Ph.D.
Board Member
Ph.D. The University of Pennsylvania
M.A. Michigan State University
B.A. Livingstone College
Year Elected to the Board: 2006
Chair, Educ. Policies & Honors Committee
City of Residence: Philadelphia, PA  
 

Karl Minter
Board Member
MBA Regis University
B.S. Embry-Riddle University
Year Elected to the Board: 2014
City of Residence: Westchester, IL  

 

Myla CalhounMyla Calhoun
Board Member
J.D. The University of Alabama
B.A. Spelman College
Year Elected to the Board: 2009
Chair, Kellogg Conference Center
Oversight Committee
City of Residence: Birmingham, AL 
 

Jonathan PorterJonathan Porter  (Class of '95)
Board Member
MBA The Univ. of Alabama-Birmingham
B.S. Tuskegee University
Year Elected to the Board: 2013
Chair, Athletics & Staff Support Committee
Chair of Compensation Committee
City of Residence: Birmingham, AL  
 

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

Charles PriceCharles Price
Board Member
J.D. George Washington University
B.A. Virginia Union College
Year Elected to the Board: 2009
City of Residence: Montgomery, AL  


 

Kevin P. GreenKevin P. Green
Board Member
M.S. Naval Postgraduate School
U.S. Naval Academy
Year Elected to the Board: 2011
Chair, Audit Committee
City of Residence: Oak Hill, VA  

H. Jerome Russell Jr board memberH. Jerome Russell, Jr.
Board Member
B.S. Georgia State University 
Year Elected to the Board: 2017
City of Residence: Atlanta, GA
 

Sheena HarrisSheena Harris, Ph.D.
Board Member
Ph.D. University of Memphis
M.A. Florida A&M University
B.A. Florida A&M University
Year Elected to the Board: 2017
City of Residence: Tuskegee, AL 

 

Michael SentanceMichael Sentance
Ex Officio
State Superintendent of Education
State of Alabama
J.D. Duquesne University
LL.M. Boston University
A.B. Georgetown University
Year Elected to the Board: 2016
City of Residence: Montgomery, AL 

Brian L. JohnsonBrian L. Johnson, Ph.D.
Ex Officio
Ph.D. Univ. of South Carolina-Columbia
M.A. The University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A. Johnson C. Smith University
Year Elected to the Board: 2014
City of Residence: Tuskegee, AL  

Arthur Tipton, board memberArthur J. Tipton, Ph.D.
Board Member
Ph.D. University of Massachusettes
- Amherst
B.S. Spring Hill College
Year Elected to the Board: 2017
City of Residence: Birmingham, AL
 

E Christopher Johnson board memberE. Christopher Johnson, Jr. 
Board Member
J.D. New York Law School
B.S. United States Military Academy at West Point
Year elected to the Board: 2017
City of Residence: Novi, MI

Tamika Tremaglio, board memberTamika L. Tremaglio, Esq.
Board Member
J.D. University of Maryland
M.S. University of Baltimore
B.A. Mount St. Mary's University
Year Elected to the Board: 2017
City of Residence: McLean, VA

Jordan KurtzJordan 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 
 


 

Chereece WarnerChereece Warner  (Class of '08)
Board Member
B.S. Tuskegee University
Year Elected to the Board: 2011
City of Residence: Anchorage, AK



 

 Irving McConnellIrving McConnell, D.V.M. (Class of '74)
Board Member
D.V.M. Tuskegee University
B.S. Tuskegee University
U.S. Army Command and 
General Staff College
Year Elected to the Board: 2016
City of Residence: Annapolis, MD 
 

Pebblin WarrenPebblin W. Warren  (Class of '74)
Board Member
M.Ed. Tuskegee University
B.S. Tuskegee University
University of Notre Dame
Year Elected to the Board: 2013
City of Residence: Tuskegee, AL 
 

Barron Witherspoon board memberBarron M. Witherspoon, Sr. (Class of '85)
Board Member
B.S. Tuskegee University
B.A. Brevard College
Cincinnati Bible Seminary
Year Elected to the Board: 2017
City of Residence: Cincinnati, OH

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Felker WardFelker W. Ward, Esq.  (Class of '53)
Trustee Emeritus
J.D. Emory University
B.S. Tuskegee University
Year Elected to the Board: 2006
City of Residence: Atlanta, GA