BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Tuskegee University Board of Trustees Group PhotoThe 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 — 11 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
Email: vlittle@tuskegee.edu

KEITH ELLIOTT BURRELL
Special Assistant to the Board of Trustees
325 Kresge Center
Office: (334) 724-4604
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 Kevin P. Green

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
Elected to the Board: 2015
Elected Second Vice Chair: 2016
Chair, Student & Alumni Affairs Committee
Co-Chair, Development Committee

SECRETARY
KEVIN P. GREEN

Oak Hill, Virginia
M.S., Naval Postgraduate School
U.S. Naval Academy
Elected to the Board: 2011
Chair, Audit 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
B.S., Tuskegee University
Elected to the Board: 2017

Joseph Grasso Floyd Griffin

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, Finance Subcommittee on Investments

FLOYD GRIFFIN  '66
Milledgeville, Georgia
M.S., Florida Institute of Technology
B.S., Tuskegee University
National War College
Elected to the Board: 2011
Chair, Finance Subcommittee on Facilities

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 Byron Jones

E. CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON JR., J.D.
Novi, Michigan
J.D., New York Law School
B.S., United States Military Academy at West Point
Elected to the Board: 2017

BYRON JONES '87
Tempe, Arizona
MBA University of Virginia
B.S. Tuskegee University
Elected to the Board: 2018

Irving McConnell

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

IRVING MCCONNELL, DVM '74, '80
Annapolis, Maryland
DVM, Tuskegee University
B.S., Tuskegee University
U.S. Army Command & General Staff College
Elected to the Board: 2016

Dr Charlotte P. Morris, ex officio Board Member

KARL MINTER
Westchester, Illinois
MBA, Regis University
B.S., Embry-Riddle University
Elected to the Board: 2014 
Chair, Committee on Online Education/ IT /Infrastructure                                                                                                   

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
Gregory Nixon Jonathan Porter

GREGORY S. NIXON '85
McLean, Virginia
J.D. Georgetown University
B.S. Tuskegee University
Elected to the Board: 2018

JONATHAN PORTER '95
Birmingham, Alabama
MBA, The University of Alabama-Birmingham
B.S., Tuskegee University
Elected to the Board: 2013
 

William D. Ritter, board member H. Jerome Russell, board member

WILLIAM  D. RITTER
Birmingham, Alabama
B.S., Vanderbilt University
Graduate, Stoner School of Banking
Elected to the Board: 2017

H. JEROME RUSSELL JR.
Atlanta, Georgia
B.S., Georgia State University 
Elected to the Board: 2017
 

Arthur Tipton, board member Tamika Tremaglio, board member

ARTHUR J. TIPTON, Ph.D.
Birmingham, Alabama
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts-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
Elected to the Board: 2011

THE HON. PEBBLIN W. WARREN '74
Tuskegee, Alabama
M.Ed., Tuskegee University
B.S. Tuskegee University
University of Notre Dame
Elected to the Board: 2013
Chair, Committee on the Kellogg Conference Center

Carla Whitlock Barron Witherspoon

CARLA C. WHITLOCK '95
Atlanta, Georgia
MBA Wake Forest University
B.S. Tuskegee University
Elected to the Board: 2018

BARRON M. WITHERSPOON '85
Cincinnati, Ohio
B.S., Tuskegee University
B.A., Brevard College
Cincinnati Bible Seminary
Elected to the Board: 2017
Co-Chair, Development Committee

VACANT
Alabama State Superintendent of Education (ex officio member)

TRUSTEES EMERITI

Felker Ward

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