CHICAGO, IL – HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) announces the appointment of Ro’chelle Williams and R. Wayne Woodson as new Board of Director serving members. The appointments were effective as of June 1.

Mr. Ro’chelle Williams

Ro’chelle Williams is an alumnus of Toulagoo College. He currently serves as Executive Confidential/COS to the Deputy Executive Director at the National Education Association, the nation’s largest professional employee organization; he manages the day-to-day operations of the office of the deputy executive director.

Previously, as Associate Director, Ro’chelle managed the day-to-day structure of Brazile & Associates, a consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. In this role, worked under the managing director, Donna Brazile to build partnerships with outside entities and providing strategic communication advisement. Earlier, he rose through the ranks at the Democratic National Committee and Capitol Hill.

Ro’chelle holds a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration from Southern New Hampshire University and a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from Tougaloo College. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Tougaloo College National Alumni Association, the Cassius L. Rudolph Foundation, and the Washington Area Tougaloo Area Chapter.

Ro’chelle hopes to bring his development and fundraising skills to the board. He has helped raise funds for not only his alma mater Tougaloo College but also scholarship boards throughout the country. He also brings his networking skills to the board as well. His network is extremely large and extensive, especially in the HBCU circle. He has worked with leaders from UNCF, TMCF, and NAFEO to help continue to bring awareness to the nation HBCU’s and the significance.

Mr. R. Wayne Woodson

R. Wayne Woodson is an alumnus of Morehouse College. With over 14 years of leadership, management and instructional experience within higher education and the non-profit sector. Woodson currently serves as the Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management at Paine College in Augusta, Georgia where he oversees and manages all departments within Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, which include Admissions, Retention, Student Engagement, Student Leadership, Counseling, Career Services, Title IX, Intramural Sports and Residence Life.

Previously, Woodson has served as Chair of Enrollment Management and Chief of Staff; Executive Director for the National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc., in Atlanta, Georgia; Assistant Director, Men’s Chorus and Choral Department Assistant, Director of Education and Community Outreach at The Florida Orchestra in Tampa, Florida; and Program Assistant at the Boston Children’s Chorus in Bostin, Massachusetts; to name a few.

Woodson holds a Masters of Music in Choral Conducting from Georgia State University and a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Music from Morehouse College. He is currently seeking a Doctoral in Philosophy in Higher Education Leadership from Capella University.

Woodson brings his experience in both marketing and fundraising as well as higher education leadership. His Ph.D. work focuses on HBCU Enrollment Management with an emphasis on Black Male Achievement.

“We are pleased to welcome these two accomplished leaders joining our board as we continue to expand our mission to assist in addressing new challenges that are facing our nation HBCU’s as well as our organization,” said Demetrius Johnson, Jr., President and CEO, Founder and Chairman of the Board at HBCU Campaign Fund. “They bring expert experience across a wide range of areas in higher education and financial services to the board, and their expertise and perspective will be invaluable as we seek new opportunities to diver value to our nation HBCU and PBI institutions. I know they’ll be excellence asset to HCF’s mission as the organization continues to assist in sustaining the future success of academic excellence.”

HCF is currently seeking more interested individuals for its Board of Directors. The interested person must have experience in non-profit boards, some or experience expertise in fundraising, event planning, and is a team player to the mission of HCF with interest in education, HBCU’s, recruitment and initiatives. The application is postmarked no later than Monday, July 9, 2018, by 11:59 PM and must be in PDF format submitted with your current resume/CV to Please write ‘HCF Board Application’ in the subject line.

For more information on how to become involved, download the application by clicking here.

To see the full list of HCF’s Board of Directors, visit


About HBCU Campaign Fund

HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) is a non-profit advocacy organization which is mission to supporting the significance and campaign in raising funds for scholarships and services at historically black colleges and universities and predominately black institutions. HCF advocates for students, alumni, HBCU and PB institutions. For more information, visit

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