Zaldwaynaka Scott, Esq., President of Chicago State University.

CHICAGO, IL – ComEd recently announced the appointment of Zaldwaynaka “Z” Scott, president of Chicago State University, to its board as independent directors. Scott joins Smita Shah, CEO of SPAAN Tech, Inc., 2022 appointment, and Ricardo “Ric” Estrada, president & CEO of Metropolitan Family Services, named to the board in November 2021.

“Z and Smita are distinguished business and civic leaders from our community and have proven track records of innovation and leadership experience. We are pleased to welcome them to the ComEd board,” said Gil Quiniones, ComEd CEO. “Their respective expertise, combined with their shared passion for closing the opportunity gap for women and minorities, will serve the company well as we continue to work to create an equitable clean energy future for all communities.”

As president of Chicago State University, Scott has overseen the development and advancement of its strategic plan for 2020 to 2025 to ensure the institution leads with the mission of transforming students’ lives through innovation and excellence in ethical leadership.

Scott is also a well-known advocate for equity in higher education. She formed and co-chairs the Equity Working Group, a body of leaders from across the education, public, private, philanthropic, and community development sectors to address Black students access and success in Illinois higher education.

“I’m honored to join ComEd’s board of directors and advance its values of integrity, forward thinking, openness to ideas and principled decision-making,” said Scott. “I’m excited to support ComEd’s important work to build a cleaner and brighter future for communities across Chicagoland and northern Illinois.”

Scott serves on the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago board of directors where she also sits on the board’s Audit and Compliance and the Nominating and Governance Committee. In addition, she serves on the board of trustees for the John H. Shedd Aquarium and the United States Coast Guard Academy. Scott is also a member of The Chicago Network where she chairs the Government Committee.

Scott holds a J.D. from Indiana University Maurer School of Law and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.

About ComEd
ComEd is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation (NASDAQ: EXC), a Fortune 200 energy company with approximately 10 million electricity and natural gas customers – the largest number of customers in the U.S. ComEd powers the lives of more than 4 million customers across northern Illinois, or 70 percent of the state’s population. For more information, visit ComEd.com.

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Healthcare Access Maryland (HCAM) is pleased to announce the election of Dr. Anthony Jenkins, President of Coppin State University, to served on the Board of Directors. Joining our 20-person Board of Director team, Dr. Jenkins will serve a four-year team. HCAM’s Board of Directors provide strategic focus and guidance to advance HCAM’s mission. The Board is comprised of dedicated community and business leaders from a range of industries, including healthcare, finance, law, and technology.

Anthony L. Jenkins, Ph.D., President of Coppin State University.

“HCAM is honored to have Dr. Jenkins join our Board of Directors. His vision for improving access to mental health and substance abuse services for those in higher education is in alignment with HCAM’s mission. We look forward to the unique perspective that Dr. Jenkins will bring to our Board of Directors and thank him for his commitment to HCAM’s mission,” said Traci Kodeck, CEO of HCAM.

Anthony L. Jenkins, Ph.D., became the 8th President of Coppin State University (CSU) on May 26, 2020. A respected higher education leader, he is an advocate committed to creating opportunities for all students, especially those from underrepresented communities.

A champion for quality higher education, Jenkins has served as a member of the NCAA Presidents Council, the National HBCU Presidential Leadership team, in collaboration with the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), and he has assisted members of Congress and the White House to successfully secure year-round Pell and USDA funding to HBCUs. He has also served as board member of West Virginia Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce, the West Virginia National Guard, the Executive Committee of the Charleston Area Alliance, and as a member of the Rotary Club of Charleston, West Virginia and the West Virginia Business Roundtable, Inc.

Born in Washington, D.C., and raised between the nation’s capital and North Carolina, Jenkins is a United States Army veterans who began his path to the presidency as a first-generation college graduate of Fayetteville State University. He earned a master’s degree from North Carolina Central University and a doctorate from Virginia Tech.

“The mission and purpose of HCAM aligns with my professional and personal philosophy as it relates to healthcare. Equitable healthcare is essential to the quality of one’s life. That is why Coopin’s nationally ranked Nursing program is in our community fighting this pandemic and other social health related issues. I am honored to join the board and be a part of this important work,” said Dr. Jenkins.

HCAM looks forward to Dr. Jenkins’ involvement with HCAM’s Board of Directors and organization. This month Dr. Jenkins will serve on the panel of HCAM’s second spring Speaker Series session, “Re-thinking Mental Health: Workplace Equity for Communities of Color.”

Click here to register for the May 18th event.

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TUSKEGEE, AL – Tuskegee University President Dr. Lily D. McNair has been named to the Board of Directors for Campus Compact. Campus Compact is a national coalition of 1,000+ colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education and work to build democracy through civic education and community development.

McNair joins member institutions that reflect the full range of diversity among colleges and universities, including public and private, two-year and four-year, rural and urban, faith-based, women’s, tribal, Hispanic-serving, and historically black colleges and universities. Campus Compact’s mission is to support civic engagement and “engaged citizenship” among students. “In today’s turbulent times – Campus Compact’s values and programs are what we need to support our students’ advocacy in the public sphere,” said McNair.

Campus Compact advances the public purposes of colleges and universities by deepening their ability to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility. In addition, they envision colleges and universities as vital agents and architects of a diverse democracy, committed to educating students for responsible citizenship in ways that both deepen their education and improve the quality of community life.

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CHICAGO, IL (February 4, 2020) – The HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) would like to congratulate and announce six newly elected members of its Board of Directors.

The members were appointed by Dr. Santarvis Brown, Chairman of the Board in November 2019. Their experience and guidance will help our organization growth and strengthen our advocacy efforts to assist students, HBCUs and MSIs.

“I am pleased to welcome these exceptional leaders to our organization’s Board of Directors. Our organization is known for its national-wide advocacy in the HBCU space, as we move forward to assisting students and further strengthening HBCUs. I look forward to the fresh perspectives and valuable insight of our new board members as we continue our commitment to our students, partner institutions, and the community,” said Demetrius Johnson, Jr., President and CEO, Founder at HBCU Campaign Fund.

The newly elected members include the following:

  • Dr. Derek Anderson (Vice Chairman), President, Central State University Foundation
  • Dr. Pamela Richardson Wilks (Secretary), Chief of Staff & Assistant to the President for Strategic Initiatives, Edward Waters College
  • Dr. Angela Graham-Williams (Treasurer), Executive Director, FAFF Place Residential Youth Care Facility
  • Dr. Braque Talley, Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management and Student Success, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
  • Dr. Colette P. Burnette, President and CEO, Huston-Tillotson University
  • Steven Onukwuli, Director, Prichard Boys & Girls Club of America (Not pictured)

“The HCF Board of Directors provides critical leadership and decision-making which are vital to presenting a unified voice in our advocacy efforts to the HBCU space. We are privileged to have such a committed and talented group of leaders at the helm of our organization, and we anticipate that the diverse experience our new board members bring will add significant value,” said Dr. Santarvis Brown, Chairman of the Board.

For more information about the Board of Directors, visit our website at www.hbcucampaignfund.org/aboutus/boardofdirectors.

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About HBCU Campaign Fund

Founded in 2012, HCF is the vision and brainchild of founder Demetrius Johnson, Jr. In 2015, HCF incoporated its mission to supporting the significance and raising funds for scholarships and services at HBCUs and MSIs. HCF today remain as a strong advocate for students and higher education. For more information, visit www.hbcucampaignfund.org.

CHICAGO, IL – The HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) is now accepting applications for new members to join its Board of Directors through September 16, 2019, for a one-year term.

HCF is a advocacy non-profit organization in Chicago, Illinois that serves its mission to supporting the significance and raising funds for student scholarships and initiative programming for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominately Black Institutions (PBI). HCF also serves as advocates for students, alumni and HBCU and PB institutions.

The organization recently announced the appointment of Dr. Santarvis Brown, who will serve as the next Chairman succeeding former Chairman Demetrius Johnson Jr., who will continue to assume his duties as the President and CEO.

Interested individuals must have experience in non-profit boards, some or experience in fundraising, event planning, and is a team player to the mission of HCF with interest in higher education, HBCUs and PBIs, recruitment and initiative programming. The overall board execution of the organization’s mission and assists the management of HCF organization finances and long-term priorities of the organization programs and initiatives in supporting the nation HBCUs.

As a serving member, you must require time and energetic commitment and consider ways to contribute to the development of the organization. Must be 18 years or older and know non-profit management.

The application can be found online on HCF’s website by clicking here. The application deadline is September 16, 2019, by 11:59 p.m. CST. For questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Santarvis Brown, Chairman of the Board at drsantarvisbrown@hbcucampaignfund.org.

Dr. Santarvis N. Brown, Ed.D., appointed as the next Chair of the Board of Directors at HBCU Campaign Fund.

CHICAGO, IL (July 27, 2019) – HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) organization is pleased to announce the appointment of Santarvis N. Brown, Ed.D, as the next Chair of the HCF Board of Directors.

Dr. Brown joined the Board as a member on December 1, 2017. He succeeds Demetrius Johnson Jr., who served as interim Chair of the Board since 2015 and will continue to assume his duties as President and CEO of the organization.

A passionate executive leader in higher education, Dr. Brown has over 15 years of stellar organizational leadership and brings experience in board governance to HCF. He currently serves as the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer at Miami Regional University in Miami Gardens, Florida.

“We are extremely fortunate to have Dr. Santarvis Brown as the Chair of the Board of Directors. I am sincerely confident that he will lead growth for our Board at HCF,” said Demetrius Johnson Jr., President and CEO, Founder at HBCU Campaign Fund. “He is an experienced leader and dedicated member of our organization who brings with him tremendous leadership and governance skills that will prove invaluable as we continue to move forward as an organization to campaign for HBCUs.”

Dr. Brown earned his Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Philosophy from Florida Memorial University; A Master of Arts in Management & Leadership from Liberty University; A Master of Business Administration from Columbia Southern University; A Master of Divinity from Payne Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Education in Administration from California Coast University. He also serves as the pastor of St. Stephens AME Church in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Additionally, Dr. Brown serves with the Miami Dade County Community Action Agency Board and the Nuisance Abatement Board of Miami Gardens. He is an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.

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About HBCU Campaign Fund

HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) is a non-profit advocacy organization which is mission to supporting the significance and raising funds for scholarships and initiative programming at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominately Black Institutions (PBIs). HCF advocates for students, alumni and HBCU and PB institutions. For more information, visit www.hbcucampaignfund.org.

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 djohnsonjr@hbcucampaignfund.org. 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 www.hbcucampaignfund.org/aboutus/boardofdirectors/.

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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 www.hbcucampaignfund.org.

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CHICAGO, IL – The HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) announces its search for new members to serve on its Board of Directors as the organization moves forward in its advocacy to supporting students and HBCU and PB institutions, as well as its anniversary month, approaches.

HCF is a non-profit organization based out of Chicago, IL that serves its mission to support the significance and campaign to raising funds in sustaining student scholarships and services at HBCU and PBI institutions. HCF also serves as advocates for students, alumni, and HBCU and PB institutions.

As HCF continues to move forward in becoming a premier HBCU supportive organization in assisting Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Predominately Black Institutions, and students who attend those institutions or are seeking to attend on in pursuing their college education in a degree-seeking field. HCF looks for interest motivated and eager driving individuals to serve as a Board of Director. The interested individual must have experience in a non-profit board, some or experience expertise in fundraising, event planning, and is a team player to the mission of HCF with interest in education, HBCU’s, PBI’s, recruitment, and initiatives. The board governs the overall execution of the organization’s mission and assists the management of HCF organizational finances and long-term priorities of the organization programs and initiatives in supporting American’s HBCUs.

Also, as a serving Board of Director, you must require a time and energy commitment to the organization and consider ways to contribute to the development of the organization. You must be 18 years or older and have a sort of knowledge of non-profit management.

At your interest, you may download the application on HCF’s website here. The application deadline is April 11, 2018, by 11:59 p.m. CST. Applications must be submitted by e-mail in PDF format to djohnsonjr@hbcucampaignfund.org. Please write HCF Board Application in the subject line.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, you may send them by e-mail to djohnsonjr@hbcucampaignfund.org or HCF Board vice chair Kalauna Carter at kcarter@hbcucampaignfund.org.

 

Dr. Carla Martin, vice-chancellor of finance and administration at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff [Photo credits: http://www.arkansasbusiness.com/people/lists/profile/1002/carla-martin]
PINE BLUFF, ARK. – Dr. Carla Martin, vice chancellor for finance and administration at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff  (UAPB) (a public historically black university) located in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, has been elected to the board of directors for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, according to James V. Kelly, chairman of the board and the Pine Bluff Commercial.

“Carla Martin is well known for her energy and leadership, in business, in the community and in education, and we are excited to welcome her insights to our board,” said Curtis Barnett, president and chief executive officer of Arkansas Blue Cross.

Martin served as dean of the UAPB School of Business from 2009 to 2014, before taking the vice chancellor position. During her time as dean, Martin secured the business school’s first-time accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs, as well as a grant from the Fullbright Foundation for a Fullbright foreign language teacher.

Prior to being named dean of the School of Business, Martin worked for Walmart Stores, Inc. in Bentonville as one of the four real estate transactions managers, and later as senior manager of supplier diversity. She also practiced law at Brown & McKissic (now McKissic & Associates in Pine Bluff. Martin has been recognized as one of the 40 under 40 business leaders by Arkansas Business. Martin has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from UAPB and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville School of Law.

“During my time at UAPB, I have interacted and communicated with dean and now vice chancellor Martin. She is a very imposing person who is impactful to every one she interacts with. Dr. Martin will be a incredible asset to the board of the Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield as much as she is to the campus of UAPB. I commend Dr. Martin on her outstanding success and is elated to continue to follow her future accomplishments. I am proud to be a Golden Lion. ROAR!” said Demetrius Johnson Jr., president and founder of HBCU Campaign Fund.

 

The HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) announces its search for new members to serve on its Board of Directors as the organization anniversary month approaches and the term of the current serving members concludes.

HCF is a non-profit organization with a mission to supporting the significance and campaign to raising funds to sustaining student scholarships and services at HBCU’s.

HCF continues to work in moving forward in becoming a premier HBCU supportive organization in assisting Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the students who attends them and/or are seeking to attend one in pursuing a collegiate education. HCF is looking for interest motivated and eager driving individuals to serve as Board of Director. The interest individual 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 board governs the overall execution of the organization’s mission and assists the management of HCF organizational finances and long-term priorities of the organization programs and initiatives in supporting America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Also, as an HCF Board of Director member, you must require a time and energy commitment to the organization and consider ways to contribute to the development of the organization. You must be 18 years and have a sort of knowledge of non-profit management.

At your interest, you may download the application on HCF’s website here. The application deadline is April 25, 2017. Applications must be submitted by e-mail in PDF format to djohnsonjr@hbcucampaignfund.org. Please write HCF Board Application in the subject line.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, you may also send them by e-mail to djohnsonjr@hbcucampaignfund.org or HCF Board vice chair Kalauna Carter at kcarter@hbcucampaignfund.org.

As always thank you for HBCU Campaigning with us for the support of education and HBCU’s, it is always appreciative!