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Planning Committee

The Inaugural Planning Committee is responsible for all aspects related to and events surrounding the university’s inauguration weekend.

Co-Chairs
Kuwanda Ruffin, Executive Assistant to the President
Dr. Kellei Bishop Samuels, Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, Research, Assessment and Planning
Pamela Sparks-Smith, General Manager, Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center

Members
S. Keith Hargrove, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Phillip Howard, Vice President for Advancement
Abena Myers-Taylor, Interim Vice President of Student Affairs
Dexter Odom, Chief Financial Officer
Abraham George, Chief Information Officer
Crystal James, Interim VP External Affairs and General Counsel
Cassandra Tarver-Ross, Chief Human Resources Officer
Patrick Mardis, Chief, Tuskegee University Police Department
Verna Little, Exec. Asst.to the Chair of the Board of Trustees and Asst. Secretary to the Board of Trustees
Keith Burrell, Special Assistant to the Board of Trustees
Dr. Wayne Barr, Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Head, Department of Fine and Performing Arts
Kymberly Holland, Coordinator of Alumni Affairs and Reunion Programs
Thonnia Lee, Senior Director, Communications, Public Relations and Marketing
Kawana McGough, Creative Director, Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing
Stefan Smith, Photographer/Videographer, Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing
Marcus Dean, Associate Vice President for Facilities Management
Reginald Howell, Audio-Visual Technician, Office of Information Technology
Dr. Gregory S. Gray, Dean, University Chapel and University Professor of Religion and Society
Cassandra P. Cooper, Webmaster, Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing
Student Government Association President